Engineering Physics - Bachelor of Science

Program Requirements:

All of the core physics requirements:
MTH 151, Calculus I
MTH 251, II (5, 4) or MTH 249 Calculus II (5)
MTH 252 Calculus III (4)
PHY 191, General Physics I (5)
PHY 192, General Physics II (5)
PHY 281 Contemporary Physics I (3)
PHY 282 Contemporary Physics II (3)
PHY 286 Introduction to Computational Physics (3)
PHY 292 Electronic Instrumentation (2)
PHY 293 Contemporary Physics Laboratory (2)
PHY 294 Electronic Instrumentation Laboratory (2)

Plus: PHY 483, MTH 222, and completion of one of three paths

Path 1:  The 3-2 Binary Engineering Plan
Students should take CHM 141 (or 137), 142, 144, and 145.  Some engineering schools also recommend EAS 102, ECO 201 and 202.

Requirements for the 3-2 Program
Students planning an engineering degree may arrange a B.S. 3-2 plan with any engineering school.  Students must earn a minimum of 96 hours at Miami (with 32 hours being at the 200-level or above) with a grade point average of at least 3.0.  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.

It is best to begin academic planning in your first year at Miami for later participation in the 3-2 Program. Contact the Engineering Liaison Advisor, Chief Departmental Advisor, or your academic advisor in the Department of Physics for more information.

Path 2:  Complete one of the following Minors in the College of Engineering and Computing at Miami
Computer Engr (26-27 semester hrs).  PHY292, 294 replaces ECE205
Computer Science (18 semester hrs).
Electrical Engineering (19-20 semester hrs). PHY 292, 294 replaces ECE 205; and MTH 347 may replace MTH 245
Manufacturing Engineering (28 semester hrs).
Mechanical Engineering (21 semester hrs).

Path 3:  Applied Physics Tracks 
Electro-Optics Track  (16 semester hours)
    PHY 461     Electricity & Magnetism (4)
    PHY 441     Optics & Laser Physics (4)
    PHY 442     Spectroscopy of Atoms and Molecules (4)
    PHY 491     Quantum Mechanics (4)

Electrical/Instrumentation Track  (22 - 24 semester hours)
    PHY 461     Electricity & Magnetism (4)
    PHY 471     Advanced Electronics (3)
    PHY 423     Material Physics (4)  
    MME/ECE 303 Computer-Aided Experimentation (3)
    PHY 451     Classical Mechanics (4) OR (EAS 102 (3) and MME 211 (3) )
    STA 368     Introduction to Statistics (4)
    Recommended additional elective: PHY 491 Quantum Mechanics (4)

Materials Track  (17- 18 semester hours)
    PHY 437     Intermediate Thermodynamics and Intro to Statistical Physics (4)
    PHY 423     Material Physics (4)
    CHM 141 (3) or CHM 137 (4)
    MME 223     Engineering Materials (3)
    MME/PCE 313 Fluid Mechanics (3)
    Recommended additional elective: PHY 491 Quantum Mechanics (4)

Biomedical Track  (22 - 29 semester hours) (Students must allow time for two full years of Chemistry.)
    CHM 141 (or CHM 137), 144 College Chemistry/College Chemistry Lab (5 or 6)
    CHM 142, 145 College Chemistry/College Chemistry Lab (5)
    CHM 231     Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry (4) (for non-premeds) OR
    CHM 241, 242, 244, 245 Organic Chemistry with Lab (10) (for premeds)
    ZOO 116     Biological Concepts: Structure, Function, Cell, and Molecular Bio (4)
    PHY 421     Biophysics (4)
    Recommended additional elective:  ZOO 305 Animal Physiology (4)

Note: Mathematics and foreign language placement is usually done during Summer Orientation. Some students may start with Calculus II and/or need only one or two foreign language courses. Also, MTH 347 is not a requirement for the BS Physics, but the Mathematics thematic sequence can be satisfied by completing MTH 347, along with MTH 222 & 252, both requirements for this degree.