Apr 14, 2021  
2020-21 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-21 Academic Catalog

Department of Natural Sciences


 

Department Chair:

The Department of Natural Sciences offers introductory and advanced study in core science disciplines such as Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. The department has also developed the  Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics with multiple tracks that enable students to focus on diverse applications and research areas within the fields of physics.

Florida Common Prerequisites

Students who started as freshmen at FPU (native students) must complete general education requirements and the following courses to enter the degree program as a junior:

  • 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

  • MAC 2311 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1 Credits: 4

  • MAC 2312 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus 2 Credits: 4

  • MAC 2313 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus 3 Credits: 4

  • PHY 2048 - Physics 1 Credits: 3

  • PHY 2048L - Physics 1 Laboratory Credits: 1

  • PHY 2049 - Physics 2 Credits: 3

  • PHY 2049L - Physics 2 Laboratory Credits: 1

 

Transfer students must meet general education requirements and satisfy the following Florida State Common Prerequisites to enter the degree program as a junior:

CHM2045/2045L

  • or CHM X040

    • and CHM X041

  • or CHM X045/X045L

CHM 2046/2046L

  • or CHM X046/X046L

& MAC 2311

  • or MAC X281

& MAC 2312

  • or MAC X282

& MAC 2313

  • or MAC X283

& PHY 2048/2048L and PHY 2049/2049L

Academic Learning Compact

Florida Polytechnic University’s Academic Learning Compact describes what students, who follow the major’s study plan, will know and be able to do. These are listed as core student learning outcomes.

College:

Engineering

Program:

Engineering Physics

Purpose of the Program:

The Engineering Physics Bachelor of Science degree program at Florida Polytechnic University is designed to prepare aspiring students to be knowledgeable in conceptual understanding of Physics and critical thinking encompassed with problem solving skills. The acquisition of the above skills are paramount values for Poly Physics Majors to get ready for high paying industrial jobs or graduate school in advanced physics, engineering, or related disciplines.

The program in Engineering Physics focuses on the use of Physics in the analysis and evaluation of engineering problems and scientific applications. Engineering Physics offers a unique program in which students acquire the in-depth understanding of concepts based on defined physics principles and theoretical derivations, while also practicing its real world applications. 

Graduates of the program will demonstrate the following:

Graduates of the Engineering Physics program will demonstrate the following:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Core Learning Outcomes:

Student Learning Outcomes

The Outcomes Involve These Skills:

Upon completion of the Engineering Physics Degree in the College of Engineering, students will possess:

Content

Critical Thinking

Communication

an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics

 

X

 

an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors

X

 

 

an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences

 

 

X

an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts

 

X

 

an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives

X

 

X

an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions

 

X

 

an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

X

X

 

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