Engineering Physics Major (B.S.)

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The bachelor of science degree in engineering physics (BSEP) provides training for individuals who either seek employment in an engineering discipline that requires a deeper knowledge of physical principles or who intend to pursue a graduate degree in engineering. A BSEP degree differs from a traditional engineering degree in that the curriculum includes more of a focus on fundamental physics. At the same time, the UNH program is flexible in the sense that each student designs his or her program (with appropriate advising) within certain constraints, which include a core component and an electives component. The goal is to balance physics courses with appropriate selections from various engineering disciplines to prepare the student for his or her longer term goals, keeping a balance between depth and breadth that is appropriate for these goals.

Discovery Program requirements
Writing requirements
Bachelor of Science requirements
Core Requirements:
CHEM 403General Chemistry I4
or CHEM 405 Chemical Principles for Engineers
CS 410PIntroduction to Scientific Programming/Python4
or IAM 550 Introduction to Engineering Computing
MATH 425Calculus I4
MATH 426Calculus II4
Choose one:8-12
Differential Equations with Linear Algebra
and Multidimensional Calculus
Linearity I
and Linearity II
PHYS 400Freshman Seminar1
PHYS 407General Physics I4
PHYS 408General Physics II4
Capstone 1
Engineering Physics Requirements: 2
Choose six physics courses 324
Choose six engineering courses 418-24
Choose two elective courses 5

Students must complete a Capstone during the senior year. ABET accreditation requires that the capstone experience be a design experience. Students should consult with their advisor to determine coursework that may satisfy this requirement.


 Engineering Physics Requirements: of the 14 courses below a minimum of 8 courses must be at the 600 and 700 level.


Six courses chosen from PHYS 409:799, minimum of one course must be at the 700 level.


 Six courses chosen from CHE 400:799, CEE 400:799, ECE 400:799, ET 400:799, ME 400:799, OE 400:799.


Courses must be chosen from PHYS 400:799, ECE 400:799 or MATH 400:799.

If a project involves research, it must also lead to a design effort. A student must have a minimum grade of C in each 400- or 500-level course in items 4a through 4d and an overall grade-point average of 2.33 in these courses in order to continue in the program.

Engineering Physics students interested in earning an ABET-accredited degree are required to complete 48 credits hours of approved engineering topics in addition to 32 credit hours in science and mathematics. Requirements for a BS in Engineering Physics have been modified to include those requirements within three BSEngPhys tracks, with the new requirements taking effect in the 2018-2019 catalog. Student seeking the accredited degree must ensure that the 2018-2019 curriculum is followed.