Engineering Physics- Bachelor of Science

For information, contact the Department of Physics, 217 Kreger Hall, 513-529-5625.

This major prepares students for employment in technical fields or entry into professional engineering programs at the undergraduate or graduate level.

Program Requirements: Bachelor of Science

(56-73 semester hours)

Select one of the following:5-9
Calculus I
and Calculus II
Calculus I
and Calculus II
Calculus II
Select the following:
MTH 222Introduction to Linear Algebra3
MTH 252Calculus III4
PHY 191
PHY 192
General Physics with Laboratory I
and General Physics with Laboratory II
10
PHY 281Contemporary Physics I: Foundations3
PHY 282Contemporary Physics II: Frontiers3
PHY 286Introduction to Computational Physics3
PHY 292Electronic Instrumentation2
PHY 293Contemporary Physics Laboratory2
PHY 294Laboratory in Electronic Instrumentation2
PHY 483/PHY 583Mathematical Methods in Physics4
Complete Path 1 or Path 215-28
Total Credit Hours56-73

Path 1

Complete one of the following minors in the College of Engineering and Computing at Miami:

  • electrical engineering (22 semester hours)
  • manufacturing engineering (25 semester hours)
  • mechanical engineering (18 semester hours)
  • computer science (18 semester hours)
  • computer engineering (15 semester hours)

Path 2

Complete one of the following applied physics tracks:

Electro-Optics Track

(16 semester hours)

PHY 441/PHY 541Optics and Laser Physics4
PHY 442/PHY 542Spectroscopy of Atoms and Molecules4
PHY 461/PHY 561Electromagnetic Theory4
PHY 491/PHY 591Introduction to Quantum Mechanics I4
Total Credit Hours16

Electrical/Instrumentation Track

(22-24 semester hours)

ECE/MME 303Computer-Aided Experimentation3
PHY 423/PHY 523Materials Physics4
PHY 461/PHY 561Electromagnetic Theory4
PHY 471/PHY 571Advanced Electronics3
STA 368Introduction to Statistics4
Select one of the following:4-6
Classical Mechanics
Problem Solving and Design
and Static Modeling of Mechanical Systems
Recommended Elective:
Introduction to Quantum Mechanics I
Total Credit Hours22-24

Materials Track

(17-18 semester hours)

CHM 141
CHM 144
College Chemistry
and College Chemistry Laboratory
5
MME 223Engineering Materials3
MME/CPB 313Fluid Mechanics3
PHY 423/PHY 523Materials Physics4
PHY 437/PHY 537Intermediate Thermodynamics and Introduction to Statistical Physics4
Recommended Elective:
Introduction to Quantum Mechanics I
Total Credit Hours19

Biomedical Track

(22-29 semester hours)

BIO/MBI 116Biological Concepts: Structure, Function, Cellular, and Molecular Biology4
CHM 141
CHM 144
College Chemistry
and College Chemistry Laboratory
5
CHM 142
CHM 145
College Chemistry
and College Chemistry Laboratory
5
PHY 421/PHY 521Molecular and Cellular Biophysics4
or PHY 422/PHY 522 Physics for Medicine and Biology
Select one of the following:4-10
Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry (for non-premeds)
Organic Chemistry
and Organic Chemistry
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory (for premeds)
Recommended Elective:
Human Physiology
Total Credit Hours22-28