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University of Pittsburgh    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
  Sep 19, 2020
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Engineering Physics Concentration

Engineering Physics

Engineering Physics prepares students for engineering practice based on a curriculum designed to develop an understanding of physics and its application in electrical engineering and materials science through classroom instruction and hands-on laboratory experience. The core of the curriculum is comprised of a sequence of fundamental courses in modern physics, electricity and magnetism of materials, design of electronic circuits, semiconductor devices, and signal processing. The curriculum culminates with program electives and a two-term Senior Design sequence. The design project builds on the knowledge gained in coursework and involves independent and/or team problem solving under the guidance of a faculty mentor.

Area of Concentration: Engineering Physics Sample Curriculum

Credits: 16

Credits: 18

Credits: 15

Credits: 15

Seventh Term

Credits: 18

Eighth Term

Credits: 15

Total Credits: 132


1 or PHYS 1341  

2 or MEMS 1010 , MEMS 1057 , MEMS 1070  

Senior Design: at least one senior design course offered by one of the other SSOE engineering programs is required; the second course may be a senior project arranged with a faculty mentor and taken as ENGSCI 1801  or or ENGR 1050 - PRODUCT REALIZATION . Students wishing to complete a two-term project with a faculty mentor may request approval for the second term to count as a program elective (ENGSCI 1802 ). 

Upper Level Physics: Physics courses with course numbers > 1000