EPHX 503 Undergraduate Research
This course is for students seeking to fulfill the undergraduate research requirement. Students are expected to participate in some area of ongoing research in the department, chosen with the help of their advisor. At the end of the term, students will present their results in a seminar to other students and faculty. (Same as ASTR 503 and PHSX 503.) Prerequisite: Junior/Senior standing in Astronomy, Engineering Physics, or Physics, or permission of instructor.
Engineering Physics Undergraduate Program The engineering physics program is designed for undergraduates with an interest in both science and engineering. The program is focused on those students who wish to work in areas of rapid technological change, where a good background in the underlying science is an important ingredient to a successful career. The curriculum includes classical and modern physics, mathematics, and their applications to one or more areas of engineering, thus allowing students to learn the physical science and engineering principles underlying modern technology. Four design concentrations are offered: Aerospace Systems: Aircraft track OR Spacecraft track Chemical Systems Digital Electronic Systems Electromechanical Control Systems Each option incorporates a significant design component and provides a strong base in one or more engineering disciplines. The degree is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org . For programs in physics, see Physics and Astronomy in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences section of the online catalog. Educational Objectives The program educational objectives are broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years after graduation. Engineering physics graduates will be capable of: Completing or successfully progressing toward completion of an advanced degree in graduate or professional school, Using their analytical, problem-solving, and communications skills to conduct research or contribute to technology development projects, individually or as a team member, Using their background knowledge in physics and engineering fundamentals as a foundation for developing new knowledge and experience in their chosen disciplines.