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).

Discovery Program requirements
Writing requirements
Bachelor of Science requirements
Core Requirements for all tracks:
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
PHYS 505General Physics III3
PHYS 506General Physics III Laboratory1
PHYS 508Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics4
PHYS 615Classical Mechanics and Mathematical Physics I4
PHYS 616Classical Mechanics and Mathematical Physics II4
PHYS 703Electricity and Magnetism I4
Capstone:4
Senior Design Project
Additional courses for Aerospace Track
ECE 541Electric Circuits4
ECE 548Electronic Design I4
ECE 651Electronic Design II4
ME 608Fluid Dynamics3
ME 743Satellite Systems, Dynamics, and Control3
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 541Electric Circuits4
ECE 543Introduction to Digital Systems4
ECE 548Electronic Design I4
ECE 633Signals and Systems I3
ECE 647Random Processes and Signals in Engineering3
ECE 651Electronic Design II4
ME 608Fluid Dynamics3
PHYS 704Electricity and Magnetism II4
PHYS 708Optics4
Electives in major: choose three from the following12
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

Aerospace Track

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
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
 Credits17
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
 Credits16
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
 Credits16
Spring
PHYS 615 Classical Mechanics and Mathematical Physics I 4
MATH 527 Differential Equations with Linear Algebra 4
Discovery Courses 8
 Credits16
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
 Credits15
Spring
PHYS 703 Electricity and Magnetism I 4
ECE 548 Electronic Design I 4
Elective in Major 3-4
Discovery Course 4
 Credits15-16
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
 Credits17-18
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
 Credits17
 Total Credits129-131

Engineering Research Track

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
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
 Credits17
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
 Credits16
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
 Credits16
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
 Credits16
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
 Credits16
Spring
PHYS 703 Electricity and Magnetism I 4
ECE 543 Introduction to Digital Systems 4
Elective in Major 4
Discovery Course 4
 Credits16
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
 Credits21
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
 Credits16
 Total Credits134
  • 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."