Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Advisor Name:_______________________ Catalog: 2020-21 Academic Catalog Degree Program: Bachelor of Science, Engineering Physics (Plan of Study) Minimum Credits Required:__________________

Bachelor of Science, Engineering Physics (Plan of Study)

​Program only available to first time in college students admitted Fall 2019 and later.

See also theBachelor of Science, Engineering Physics (Program Description)  

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Florida Polytechnic University’s Engineering Physics degree program will prepare students for careers in engineering where physics principles can be applied to the advancement of technology. The Engineering Physics program will develop enough depth in both engineering and physics skills to produce engineers who can relate fundamental physics to practical engineering problems and will possess the versatility to address new problems in our rapidly changing technological base. Graduates of the Engineering Physics program will apply their strong problem-solving skills as physicists along with an understanding of the approach, methods, and requirements of engineering and engineering design for a successful career in advancing technology. Graduates of the Engineering Physics program will also use their strong skills in problem solving, research experience and knowledge in physics and engineering as successful graduate students and researchers in highly ranked graduate programs. Overall, the B.S. degree program in Engineering Physics will prepare the aspiring students be knowledgeable in conceptual understanding of Physics and critical thinking encompassed with problem solving skills.

The B.S. Engineering Physics degree program is offered within the Department of Natural Science and in the Division of Science, Arts and Mathematics (SAM). Our B.S. degree in Engineering Physics has concentrations in (i) Physics of Medicine, (ii) Physics of Space, (iii) Physics of Energy and Sustainability and (iv) Advanced Topics. The Physics of Medicine concentration is also designed to be a “pre-med” concentration, with common medical school requirements embedded in the curriculum.

Florida Polytechnic University’s Engineering Physics degree program is built on several key themes which cover theoretical and practical aspects of the applications of Physics and Math to:

  • Develop a deep understanding of the fundamentals of rapidly changing technology through an extensive physics and mathematics program in an engineering context.
  • Learn and use effectively the mathematical and Multiphysics tools to solve real-world problems.
  • Design and apply mathematics and physics via scientific computing, modeling and simulation studies.
  • Learn the language of engineering in addition to physics to provide innovative solutions to industry driven or academic research-based projects.
  • Acquire strong statistical foundations and special knowledge of data science and machine learning techniques.

By studying for an Engineering Physics degree, students will learn a wide range of transferable skills, which are highly valued by employers. Some of these transferable skills are such as problem solving, team-working, communication skills, multi-disciplinary, computing skills, logical thinking etc.

Freshman Year

Semester 1

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
SLS 1106 - Academic & Professional Skills Credits: 1
IDS 1380 - Introduction to STEM Credits: 3
ENC 1101 - English Composition 1: Expository and Argumentative Writing Credits: 3
MAC 2311 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1 Credits: 4

Select 4 credits from the following Natural Science General Education electives:

(BSC 1010 and BSC 1010L) OR (CHM 2045 amd CHM 2045L)

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
BSC 1010 - Biology 1 Credits: 3
BSC 1010L - Biology 1 Laboratory Credits: 1
CHM 2045 - Chemistry 1 Credits: 3
CHM 2045L - Chemistry 1 Laboratory Credits: 1

Total Semester Credits: 15

Semester 2

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
EGN 1007C - Concepts and Methods for Engineering and Computer Science Credits: 1
COP 2271C - Introduction to Computation and Programming Credits: 3
ENC 2210 - Technical Writing Credits: 3
PHY 2048 - Physics 1 Credits: 3
PHY 2048L - Physics 1 Laboratory Credits: 1
MAC 2312 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus 2 Credits: 4

Total Semester Credits: 15

Sophomore Year

Semester 1

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
PHY 2049 - Physics 2 Credits: 3
PHY 2049L - Physics 2 Laboratory Credits: 1
MAC 2313 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus 3 Credits: 4
EGN 2001C - Skills and Design 1 Credits: 2

AHSS, Natural Science Elective, and Lab

Select 4 credits from the following Natural Science General Education electives:

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
BSC 1010 - Biology 1 Credits: 3
BSC 1010L - Biology 1 Laboratory Credits: 1
BSC 1011 - Biology 2 Credits: 3
BSC 1011L - Biology 2 Laboratory Credits: 1
CHM 2045 - Chemistry 1 Credits: 3
CHM 2045L - Chemistry 1 Laboratory Credits: 1
CHM 2046 - Chemistry 2 Credits: 3
CHM 2046L - Chemistry 2 Laboratory Credits: 1

Total Semester Credits: 14

Semester 2

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
PHY 3101 - Introduction to Modern Physics Credits: 3
PHY 3101L - Modern Physics Laboratory Credits: 2
MAP 2302 - Differential Equations Credits: 3

Arts and Humanities Required course Credits: 3

Select 4 credits from the following Natural Science General Education electives:

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
BSC 1010 - Biology 1 Credits: 3
BSC 1010L - Biology 1 Laboratory Credits: 1
BSC 1011 - Biology 2 Credits: 3
BSC 1011L - Biology 2 Laboratory Credits: 1
CHM 2045 - Chemistry 1 Credits: 3
CHM 2045L - Chemistry 1 Laboratory Credits: 1
CHM 2046 - Chemistry 2 Credits: 3
CHM 2046L - Chemistry 2 Laboratory Credits: 1

Total Semester Credits: 15

Junior Year

Semester 1

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
IDS 4941 - Professional Experience Internship Credits: 0
PHY 4221 - Introduction to Classical Mechanics Credits: 3
PHY 4604 - Introduction to Quantum Mechanics Credits: 3
EGN 3343 - Engineering Thermodynamics Credits: 3

Engineering Physics Concentration Course Credits: 3

Arts and Humanities Course Credits: 3

Total Semester Credits: 15

Semester 2

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
PHY 4323 - Introduction to Electromagnetism Credits: 3
PHZ 4404 - Introduction to Solid State Physics Credits: 3

PHY 3752C - Physics of Scientific Instruments Credits: 3

Engineering Physics Concentration Course Credits: ​3

Engineering Physics Concentration Course Credits: ​3

Total Semester Credits: 15

Senior Year

Semester 1

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
PHY 4151C - Computational Physics with Lab Credits: 4
PHY 4910 - Engineering Physics Capstone 1 Credits: 3

PHZ 4442 - Physics of Semiconductors Credits: 3

Arts and Humanities Course Credits: 3

Engineering Physics Concentration Course Credits: 3

Total Semester Credits: 16

Semester 2

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
PHY 4911 - Engineering Physics Capstone 2 Credits: 3
PHY 4930 - Special Topics in Physics Credits: 3

Engineering Physics Concentration Course Credits: ​3

Engineering Physics Concentration Course Credits: ​3

Arts, Humanities, or Social Sciences Elective Course Credits: 3

Total Semester Credits: 15

Concentrations

Physics of Space

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
AST 3222 - Introduction to Astrophysics Credits: 3
AST 3271 - Astrophysics Laboratory Credits: 1
AST 4220 - Astrophysics 1 Credits: 3
AST 4221 - Astrophysics II Credits: 3
AST 4341 - Hydrodynamics and Plasma for Astrophysics 1 Credits: 3
AST 4402 - Galaxies and Cosmology Credits: 3
EML 3015 - Fluid Mechanics Credits: 3

Physics of Medicine

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
CHM 3217 - Organic Chemistry (One Semester) Credits: 3
CHM 3217L - Organic Chemistry Laboratory (One Semester) Credits: 1
CHM 3218 - Biochemistry (One Semester) Credits: 3
BME 3312 - Molecular and Cellular Engineering Credits: 3
PHZ 3361 - Radiation Detection and Measurement Credits: 3
PHZ 4702 - Biomedical Physics 1 Credits: 3
PHZ 4703 - Biomedical Physics 2 Credits: 3

Natural Science Elective

Physics of Energy and Sustainability

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
EEL 4283 - Renewable Energy Systems Credits: 3
EEL 3111C - Circuits 1 Credits: 4
EEL 3287 - Renewable Energy and Sustainability Credits: 3
EEL 3287L - Renewable Energy & Sustainability Lab Credits: 1
EML 3452 - Energy Conversion and Sustainability Credits: 3
EMA 4491 - Nanotechnology and Materials for Energy Storage and Generation Credits: 3
EMA 3530C - Introduction to Instrumentation and Characterization Credits: 3

Natural Science Elective Courses

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
BSC 1010 - Biology 1 Credits: 3
BSC 1010L - Biology 1 Laboratory Credits: 1
BSC 1011 - Biology 2 Credits: 3
BSC 1011L - Biology 2 Laboratory Credits: 1
CHM 2045 - Chemistry 1 Credits: 3
CHM 2045L - Chemistry 1 Laboratory Credits: 1
CHM 2046 - Chemistry 2 Credits: 3
CHM 2046L - Chemistry 2 Laboratory Credits: 1

NOTE: Students who choose to pursue Pre-Med will take all 16 credits of Natural Sciences, with 4 of those credits counted as a Concentration course.

Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

The courses below are used to fill in the General Education requirements noted in the above four-year sequence. Students must take 12 credits total from Arts and Humanities and Social Sciences. Credits may be split evenly between the categories, or students may choose to take 9 credits in one category and 3 in the other.

Arts and Humanities

Select 3 to 6 credits from the following courses:

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed

Required, one from the following:

ARH 2000 - Art Appreciation Credits: 3
HUM 2020 - Introduction to the Humanities Credits: 3
LIT 2000 - Introduction to Literature Credits: 3
PHI 2010 - Introduction to Philosophy Credits: 3

Optional, the following or one more from Arts and Humanities required or Social Sciences:

IDS 2144 - Legal, Ethical, and Management Issues in Technology Credits: 3
HUM 2022 - Explorations in the Humanities Credits: 3

Social Sciences

Select 3 to 6 credits from the following courses. Three credits must come from a History course.

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed

Required, one from the following:

AMH 2020 - American History Since 1877 Credits: 3
PSY 2012 - General Psychology Credits: 3
ECO 2013 - Principles of Macroeconomics Credits: 3

Optional, one from the following or one more from Social Science required or Arts and Humanities:

AMH 2010 - American History to 1877 Credits: 3
AMH 2930 - Special Topics Credits: 1-3
ECO 2023 - Principles of Microeconomics Credits: 3
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