# Engineering Physics Major (B.S.)

https://ceps.unh.edu/physics/program/bs/engineering-physics-major

The goal of the UNH BSEP program is to produce broadly-trained engineers who can provide solutions to today’s challenging problems in support of a technologically evolving society. The core of the program is based on interdisciplinary training, complemented with a deeper understanding of the physical principles needed to support careers in engineering, engineering research or, perhaps, further training in systems engineering. The program balances depth and breadth in skill development; flexibility and functionality are what drive the program in the sense that 1) the particular focus is based on the student’s interests, and 2) the breadth of the course selection is guided by the post-graduation goals of the student (e.g., employment versus graduate school).

Code | Title | Credits |
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Discovery Program requirements | ||

Writing requirements | ||

Bachelor of Science requirements | ||

Core Requirements for all tracks: | ||

CHEM 403 | General Chemistry I | 4 |

or CHEM 405 | Chemical Principles for Engineers | |

CS 410P | Introduction to Scientific Programming/Python | 4 |

or IAM 550 | Introduction to Engineering Computing | |

MATH 425 | Calculus I | 4 |

MATH 426 | Calculus II | 4 |

Choose one: | 8-12 | |

Differential Equations with Linear Algebra and Multidimensional Calculus | ||

Linearity I and Linearity II | ||

PHYS 400 | Freshman Seminar | 1 |

PHYS 407 | General Physics I | 4 |

PHYS 408 | General Physics II | 4 |

PHYS 505 | General Physics III | 3 |

PHYS 506 | General Physics III Laboratory | 1 |

PHYS 508 | Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics | 4 |

PHYS 615 | Classical Mechanics and Mathematical Physics I | 4 |

PHYS 616 | Classical Mechanics and Mathematical Physics II | 4 |

PHYS 703 | Electricity and Magnetism I | 4 |

Capstone: | 4 | |

Senior Design Project | ||

Additional courses for Aerospace Track | ||

ECE 541 | Electric Circuits | 4 |

ECE 548 | Electronic Design I | 4 |

ECE 651 | Electronic Design II | 4 |

ME 608 | Fluid Dynamics | 3 |

ME 743 | Satellite Systems, Dynamics, and Control | 3 |

Electives in major: choose three from the following | ||

Heat Transfer | ||

Experimental Measurement and Data Analysis | ||

Systems Modeling, Simulation, and Control | ||

Thermal System Analysis and Design | ||

Analytical Fluid Dynamics | ||

Experimental Measurement and Modeling of Complex Systems | ||

Introduction to Finite Element Analysis | ||

Optics | ||

Space Plasma Physics | ||

Additional Courses for the Engineering Research track | ||

ECE 541 | Electric Circuits | 4 |

ECE 543 | Introduction to Digital Systems | 4 |

ECE 548 | Electronic Design I | 4 |

ECE 633 | Signals and Systems I | 3 |

ECE 647 | Random Processes and Signals in Engineering | 3 |

ECE 651 | Electronic Design II | 4 |

ME 608 | Fluid Dynamics | 3 |

PHYS 704 | Electricity and Magnetism II | 4 |

PHYS 708 | Optics | 4 |

Electives in major: choose three from the following | 12 | |

Signals and Systems II | ||

Introduction to Materials Science | ||

Systems Modeling, Simulation, and Control | ||

Renewable Energy: Physical and Engineering Principles | ||

Waves in Fluids | ||

Satellite Systems, Dynamics, and Control |

A student must have a minimum grade of C in each 400- or 500-level courses that are part of the core requirements and an overall grade-point average of 2.33 in these courses in order to continue in the program.

#### Aerospace Track

#### Engineering Research Track

First Year | ||
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Fall | Credits | |

PHYS 407H | Honors/General Physics I | 4 |

MATH 425H | Honors/Calculus I | 4 |

PHYS 400 | Freshman Seminar | 1 |

ENGL 401 | First-Year Writing | 4 |

Discovery Course | 4 | |

Credits | 17 | |

Spring | ||

PHYS 408H | Honors/General Physics II | 4 |

MATH 426H | Honors/Calculus II | 4 |

CHEM 405 | Chemical Principles for Engineers | 4 |

IAM 550 | Introduction to Engineering Computing | 4 |

Credits | 16 | |

Second Year | ||

Fall | ||

PHYS 505 | General Physics III | 3 |

PHYS 506 | General Physics III Laboratory | 1 |

PHYS 508 | Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics | 4 |

MATH 528 | Multidimensional Calculus | 4 |

Discovery Course | 4 | |

Credits | 16 | |

Spring | ||

PHYS 615 | Classical Mechanics and Mathematical Physics I | 4 |

MATH 527 | Differential Equations with Linear Algebra | 4 |

Discovery Courses | 8 | |

Credits | 16 | |

Third Year | ||

Fall | ||

PHYS 616 | Classical Mechanics and Mathematical Physics II | 4 |

ME 608 | Fluid Dynamics | 3 |

ECE 541 | Electric Circuits | 4 |

Discovery Course | 4 | |

Credits | 15 | |

Spring | ||

PHYS 703 | Electricity and Magnetism I | 4 |

ECE 548 | Electronic Design I | 4 |

Elective in Major | 3-4 | |

Discovery Course | 4 | |

Credits | 15-16 | |

Fourth Year | ||

Fall | ||

PHYS 797 | Senior Design Project | 2 |

ECE 651 | Electronic Design II | 4 |

Elective in Major | 3-4 | |

Discovery Course | 4 | |

Free Elective | 4 | |

Credits | 17-18 | |

Spring | ||

PHYS 797 | Senior Design Project | 2 |

ME 743 | Satellite Systems, Dynamics, and Control | 3 |

Elective in Major | 4 | |

Discovery Course | 4 | |

Free Elective | 4 | |

Credits | 17 | |

Total Credits | 129-131 |

## Engineering Research Track

First Year | ||
---|---|---|

Fall | Credits | |

PHYS 407H | Honors/General Physics I | 4 |

MATH 425H | Honors/Calculus I | 4 |

CHEM 405 | Chemical Principles for Engineers | 4 |

PHYS 400 | Freshman Seminar | 1 |

Discovery Course | 4 | |

Credits | 17 | |

Spring | ||

PHYS 408H | Honors/General Physics II | 4 |

MATH 426H | Honors/Calculus II | 4 |

IAM 550 | Introduction to Engineering Computing | 4 |

ENGL 401 | First-Year Writing | 4 |

Credits | 16 | |

Second Year | ||

Fall | ||

PHYS 505 | General Physics III | 3 |

PHYS 506 | General Physics III Laboratory | 1 |

MATH 528 | Multidimensional Calculus | 4 |

ECE 541 | Electric Circuits | 4 |

Discovery Course | 4 | |

Credits | 16 | |

Spring | ||

PHYS 615 | Classical Mechanics and Mathematical Physics I | 4 |

MATH 527 | Differential Equations with Linear Algebra | 4 |

ECE 548 | Electronic Design I | 4 |

Discovery Course | 4 | |

Credits | 16 | |

Third Year | ||

Fall | ||

PHYS 508 | Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics | 4 |

ECE 651 | Electronic Design II | 4 |

PHYS 616 | Classical Mechanics and Mathematical Physics II | 4 |

Discovery Course | 4 | |

Credits | 16 | |

Spring | ||

PHYS 703 | Electricity and Magnetism I | 4 |

ECE 543 | Introduction to Digital Systems | 4 |

Elective in Major | 4 | |

Discovery Course | 4 | |

Credits | 16 | |

Fourth Year | ||

Fall | ||

PHYS 797 | Senior Design Project | 2 |

PHYS 704 | Electricity and Magnetism II | 4 |

PHYS 708 | Optics | 4 |

ECE 633 | Signals and Systems I | 3 |

Elective in Major | 4 | |

Discovery Course | 4 | |

Credits | 21 | |

Spring | ||

PHYS 797 | Senior Design Project | 2 |

ECE 647 | Random Processes and Signals in Engineering | 3 |

ME 608 | Fluid Dynamics | 3 |

Elective in Major | 4 | |

Discovery Course | 4 | |

Credits | 16 | |

Total Credits | 134 |

- An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
- An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
- An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
- An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
- An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
- An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
- An ability to communicate effectively.
- The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
- A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
- A knowledge of contemporary issues.
- An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice."