Engineering Physics

Many of today’s engineering challenges occur at the boundaries of traditional engineering disciplines. Engineering Physics combines a broad education in physics, mathematics, chemistry, and computing with a solid foundation in the engineering sciences and engineering design. The result is a graduate who is prepared to work in a rapidly changing environment where several scientific and engineering disciplines overlap.

Murray State University's Engineering Physics degree is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. Recognition by this organization has been earned by only 22 Engineering Physics programs nationwide. Graduates are eligible to sit for the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination, the first step in proceeding to licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE). The Program Educational Objectives for the Engineering Physics program describe the characteristics of graduates in the context of their career work environments, and are consistent with Murray State’s mission and the needs of our constituencies.

At the heart of the engineering physics curriculum are core courses in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and physics. Along with completing the core curriculum, each engineering physics student may select a track in electrical, mechanical, or biomedical engineering, or in advanced physics. You will learn techniques in solving engineering problems, and you will develop the applied background to attack new engineering challenges creatively.

Curriculum


University Studies Requirements....................................46 hrs

(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

University Studies selections must include:

Social and Self-Awareness and Responsible Citizenship:
ECO 231 Principles of Microeconomics

Core Courses.....................................................................52 hrs

CHE 201 General College Chemistry
EGR 099 Transitions
EGR 101 Introduction to Engineering
EGR 140 Introduction to Computing Applications in Science and Engineering
EGR 240 Thermodynamics I
EGR 259 Statics
EGR 264 Linear Circuits I
EGR 330 Dynamics
EGR 363 Circuits, Signals, and Systems
EGR 375 Materials Science
EGR 390 Engineering Measurements
EGR 460 Electricity and Magnetism I
EGR 498 Senior Engineering Design I
EGR 499 Senior Engineering Design II
MAT 250 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
MAT 308 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II
MAT 309 Calculus and Analytic Geometry III
MAT 338 Ordinary Differential Equations
PHY 235 Mechanics, Heat and Wave Motion
PHY 236 Mechanics, Heat and Wave Motion Laboratory
PHY 255 Electricity, Magnetism and Light
PHY 256 Electricity, Magnetism and Light Laboratory
PHY 370 Introduction to Modern Physics
PHY 470 Optics

Mathematics Depth Elective......................................3 - 4 hrs

Each student must complete a mathematics depth elective chosen from a departmental list of approved depth electives, or as approved by the department chair. Students with a Biomedical Engineering track must take STA 135, MAT 540, or MAT 560 for this elective.

Technical Electives......................................18 - 29 hrs

Each student must complete 18 hours of technical electives. A minimum of 12 technical elective credit hours must be obtained from EGR courses. Completion of a track is encouraged but not required.

Advanced Physics Track

– (Complete three of the following.)

PHY 316 Introduction to Astro and Space Physics
PHY 450 Laser Physics
EGR 461 Electricity and Magnetism II
PHY 530 Mechanics I
PHY 535 Introduction to Quantum Physics
PHY 575 Solid State Physics
PHY 580 Modern Physics I
PHY 583 Applied Optics
PHY 488 Cooperative Education/Internship
PHY 489 Cooperative Education/Internship
PHY 515 Special Topics
PHY 520 Independent Study
PHY 599 Senior Research

 

Electrical Engineering Track

– (Complete at least four of the following courses.)

EGR 360 Electric Machines
EGR 365 Linear Circuits II
EGR 366 Analog Electronics
EGR 376 Computational Analysis in Engineering
EGR 378 Logic Design I
EGR/PHY 461 Electricity and Magnetism II
EGR 468 Digital Signal Processing

Mechanical Engineering Track

– (Complete at least four of the following courses.)

EGR 340 Wave Analysis of Dynamic Systems
EGR 342 Thermodynamics II
EGR 344 Fluid Mechanics
EGR 346 Heat Transfer
EGR 359 Mechanics of Materials
EGR 459 Mechanical Design
ITD 102 CAD Applications

Undesignated Technical Electives

EGR 388 International Experience in Engineering
EGR 488 Cooperative Education/Internship
EGR 489 Cooperative Education/Internship
EGR 515 Special Topics
EGR 520 Independent Study

Unrestricted Elective.....................................................0-2 hrs

Total Curriculum Requirements............................121-131 hrs