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2020-21 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-21 Academic Catalog

Bachelor of Science, Engineering Physics (Plan of Study)


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

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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


Sophomore Year


Semester 1


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


Total Semester Credits: 14


Semester 2


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


Total Semester Credits: 15


Junior Year


Semester 1


Total Semester Credits: 15


Semester 2


Total Semester Credits: 15


Senior Year


Semester 1


Total Semester Credits: 16


Semester 2


Total Semester Credits: 15


Concentrations


Natural Science Elective Courses


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:

Social Sciences


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

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