# 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 |

PHYS 797 | Senior Design Project | 2 |

Additional courses for Aerospace Track | ||

ME 441 | Introduction to Engineering Design and Solid Modeling | 4 |

ME 608 | Fluid Dynamics | 3 |

ME 670 | Systems Modeling, Simulation, and Control | 4 |

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

ECE 541 | Electric Circuits | 4 |

ECE 548 | Electronic Design I | 4 |

ECE 651 | Electronic Design II | 4 |

PHYS 708 | Optics | 4 |

PHYS 712 | Space Plasma Physics | 4 |

Additional Courses for Material Science track | ||

ME 561 | Introduction to Materials Science | 4 |

ME 646 | Experimental Measurement and Data Analysis | 4 |

ME 761 | Diffraction and Imaging Methods in Materials Science | 4 |

ECE 541 | Electric Circuits | 4 |

ECE 548 | Electronic Design I | 4 |

PHYS 701 | Quantum Mechanics I | 4 |

PHYS 718 | Condensed Matter Physics | 4 |

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

Mechanical Behavior of Materials | ||

Mechanics of Composite Materials | ||

Physical Metallurgy I | ||

Introduction to Finite Element Analysis | ||

Special Topics (Thin Film Science & Technology) | ||

Special Topics (Fracture and Fatigue of Engineering Material) | ||

Special Topics (Physical Metallurgy of Automotive and Aerospace Materials) | ||

Special Topics (Thermodynamics & Kinetics of Materials I) | ||

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 | ||

Electronic Materials Science | ||

Introduction to Materials Science | ||

Systems Modeling, Simulation, and Control | ||

Renewable Energy: Physical and Engineering Principles | ||

Waves in Fluids | ||

Satellite Systems, Dynamics, and Control | ||

Design with Microprocessors |

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

#### Materials Science 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 |

ME 441 | Introduction to Engineering Design and Solid Modeling | 4 |

PHYS 400 | Freshman Seminar | 1 |

ENGL 401 | First-Year Writing | 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 Elective | 4 | |

Credits | 16 | |

Spring | ||

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

MATH 527 | Differential Equations with Linear Algebra | 4 |

Discovery Elective | 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 Elective | 4 | |

Credits | 15 | |

Spring | ||

PHYS 703 | Electricity and Magnetism I | 4 |

ME 670 | Systems Modeling, Simulation, and Control | 4 |

ECE 548 | Electronic Design I | 4 |

Discovery Elective | 4 | |

Credits | 16 | |

Fourth Year | ||

Fall | ||

PHYS 797 | Senior Design Project | 2 |

PHYS 708 | Optics | 4 |

ECE 651 | Electronic Design II | 4 |

Discovery Elective | 4 | |

Credits | 14 | |

Spring | ||

PHYS 797 | Senior Design Project | 2 |

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

PHYS 712 | Space Plasma Physics | 4 |

Discovery Elective | 4 | |

Credits | 13 | |

Total Credits | 123 |

## Materials Science 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 |

ENGL 401 | First-Year Writing | 4 |

Credits | 17 | |

Spring | ||

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

MATH 426H | Honors/Calculus II | 4 |

IAM 550 | Introduction to Engineering Computing | 4 |

Discovery Elective | 4 | |

Credits | 16 | |

Second Year | ||

Fall | ||

PHYS 508 | Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics | 4 |

PHYS 505 | General Physics III | 3 |

PHYS 506 | General Physics III Laboratory | 1 |

MATH 528 | Multidimensional Calculus | 4 |

Discovery Elective | 4 | |

Credits | 16 | |

Spring | ||

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

MATH 527 | Differential Equations with Linear Algebra | 4 |

ME 561 | Introduction to Materials Science | 4 |

Discovery Elective | 4 | |

Credits | 16 | |

Third Year | ||

Fall | ||

PHYS 701 | Quantum Mechanics I | 4 |

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

ME 761 | Diffraction and Imaging Methods in Materials Science | 4 |

Discovery Elective | 4 | |

Credits | 16 | |

Spring | ||

PHYS 703 | Electricity and Magnetism I | 4 |

PHYS 718 | Condensed Matter Physics | 4 |

ME 646 | Experimental Measurement and Data Analysis | 4 |

Discovery Elective | 4 | |

Credits | 16 | |

Fourth Year | ||

Fall | ||

PHYS 797 | Senior Design Project | 2 |

ECE 541 | Electric Circuits | 4 |

Elective in Major | 8 | |

Discovery Elective | 4 | |

Credits | 18 | |

Spring | ||

PHYS 797 | Senior Design Project | 2 |

ECE 548 | Electronic Design I | 4 |

Elective in Major | 4 | |

Discovery Elective | 4 | |

Credits | 14 | |

Total Credits | 129 |

## 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 Elective | 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 Elective | 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 Elective | 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 Elective | 4 | |

Credits | 16 | |

Spring | ||

PHYS 703 | Electricity and Magnetism I | 4 |

ECE 543 | Introduction to Digital Systems | 4 |

Elective in Major | 4 | |

Discovery Elective | 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 Elective | 4 | |

Credits | 21 | |

Spring | ||

Discovery Elective | 4 | |

PHYS 797 | Senior Design Project | 2 |

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

ME 608 | Fluid Dynamics | 3 |

Elective in Major | 4 | |

Credits | 16 | |

Total Credits | 134 |