Engineering Physics- Bachelor of Science

For information, contact the Department of Physics, 133 Culler 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. Students wishing to participate in the 3-2 combined plan in engineering should choose this major.

Program Requirements: Bachelor of Science

(55-61 semester hours)

All of these (40-44 semester hours):

MTH 151, 251 Calculus I, II (5, 4) or

MTH 153, 251 Calculus I, II (4, 4) or

MTH 249 Calculus II (5)

MTH 222 Introduction to Linear Algebra (3)

MTH 252 Calculus III (4)

PHY 181, 182 The Physical World I, II (4, 4)

PHY 183, 184 Physics Laboratory (1, 1)

PHY 286 Introduction to Computational Physics (3)

PHY 281 Contemporary Physics I: Foundations (3)

PHY 282 Contemporary Physics II: Frontiers (3)

PHY 292 Electronic Instrumentation (2)

PHY 293 Contemporary Physics Laboratory (2)

PHY 294 Laboratory in Electronic Instrumentation (2)

PHY 483 Mathematical Methods in Physics (4)

Plus ONE of the following paths:

Path 1:

Complete the 3-2 Binary Engineering Program (see additional notes below)

Path 2:

Complete one of the following minors in the School of Engineering and Applied Science 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 3:

Complete one of the following applied physics tracks:

Electro-Optics Track (16 semester hours):

PHY 441 Optics and Laser Physics (4)

PHY 442 Spectroscopy of Atoms and Molecules (4)

PHY 461 Electricity and Magnetism (4)

PHY 491 Quantum Mechanics (4)

Electrical/Instrumentation Track (22-24 semester hours):

ECE/MME 303 Computer-Aided Experimentation (3)

PHY 423 Materials Physics (4)

PHY 451 Classical Mechanics (4) or

EAS 102 Problem Solving and Design (3) and

MME 211 Static Modeling of Mechanical Systems (3)

PHY 461 Electricity and Magnetism (4)

PHY 471 Advanced Electronics (3)

STA 368 Introduction to Statistics (4)

Recommended additional elective: PHY 491 Quantum Mechanics (4)

Materials Track (17-18 semester hours)

CHM 141, 144 College Chemistry/College Chemistry Lab (3, 2)

MME 223 Engineering Materials (3)

MME/CPE 313 Fluid Mechanics (3)

PHY 423 Materials Physics (4)

PHY 437 Intermediate Thermodynamics and Introduction to Statistical Physics (4)

Recommended additional elective: PHY 491 Quantum Mechanics (4)

Biomedical Track (22-29 semester hours)

BIO/MBI 116 Biological Concepts: Structure, Function, Cellular, and Molecular Biology (4)

CHM 141, 144 College Chemistry/College Chemistry Lab (3, 2)

CHM 142,145 College Chemistry/College Chemistry Lab (3, 2)

CHM 231 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry with Lab (for non-premeds) (4) or

CHM 241, 242, 244, 245 Organic Chemistry with Lab (for premeds) (10)

PHY 421 Molecular and Cellular Biophysics (4) or

PHY 422 Physics for Medicine and Biology (4)

Recommended additional elective: BIO 305 Human Physiology (4)

Program Requirements: 3-2 Program

Students planning an engineering degree may arrange a B.S. 3-2 plan with any engineering school. However, Miami has special cooperative arrangements with Case Western Reserve University and Washington University (St. Louis), whereby, upon completing all requirements, admission to the engineering program is assured. Students must earn a minimum of 96 hours at Miami (with 32 hours at the 200 level or above) with a GPA of at least 3.00. All Miami Plan and College of Arts and Science requirements must be satisfied. Completion of the 3-2 Program will satisfy the Miami Plan Capstone requirement. Students must file a petition with the College of Arts and Science to participate in the 3-2 Program. For more information see the "Combined Programs" and "Arts-Professional Arrangement" sections that appear elsewhere in the General Bulletin.

Note: It is best to begin academic planning in your first year at Miami for later participation in the 3-2 Program. Contact the 3-2 Engineering Liaison Adviser, Chief Departmental Adviser, or your academic adviser in the Department of Physics for more information. All students planning on participating in the 3-2 Program must take at least one year of chemistry (CHM 141, 144, 142, and 145) and differential equations (MTH 245 or 347) before transferring to the engineering school. Organic chemistry should also be taken by students wishing to specialize in chemical or biomedical engineering. If you plan to apply to Case Western Reserve University, Columbia University, or Washington University, you also need to see an adviser in the Department of Physics for more specific information on the requirements of those schools.

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