This track, known as engineering physics, is a distinctive interdisciplinary program
specifically designed to mesh the science with the engineering in order to produce
graduates that are not only trained in fundamental physics but who are also trained
in the practical pursuits of engineering. It's designed to appeal to physics students
whose interests lie more in applications of physics and to engineering students whose
interests are more in the fundamental science.
There are three options: a computer option, an electrical option, and a mechanical
option. Each option was developed with the support and advice of the respective partner
colleges or schools.
These applied tracks add a coherent program of engineering courses to the basic physics
degree requirements. These requirements immerse physics students in the engineering
culture and confront them with practical problems of the type encountered by engineers.
Graduates of the engineering physics program will be uniquely prepared to compete
successfully in the job market upon completion of their bachelor's degree. Moreover,
they will be well prepared to pursue graduate studies in either physics or engineering
should they so choose.