The Engineering Physics program, administered by the electrical and biomedical engineering department, leads to the bachelor of science in engineering physics degree. The program is designed for the student who desires a background in engineering science, based on a firm foundation of physics, as well as an introduction to electrical engineering. The program is also for students who would like to pursue graduate studies in physics or engineering.
Engineering Physics is not an ABET accredited program.
Student Learning Outcomes
Students will be able to:
- identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
- apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
- communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
- recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
- function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
- develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
- acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
Transfer to the University of Nevada, Reno
Use the transfer agreement and the degree planner (available by clicking at the top right of this page) to build your plan for graduation with your advisor. Course substitutions not identified on the transfer agreement require UNR advisor approval.
If a major-to-major transfer agreement is not available for your transfer institution, please check the General Core agreement if available. If neither is available, access Transferology to assist in your planning.
Admission requirements and procedures are available at http://www.unr.edu/admissions#requirements. Only students who are eligible to enroll in MATH 181 (as demonstrated through placement tests) may enter specific major programs within the College of Engineering. Others may enter the undeclared engineering program. Undeclared engineering students must be admissible to a specific major program within four regular semesters (fall and spring).
- Total Units | 129
- Cumulative GPA | 2.0
- University GPA | 2.0
- Major GPA | 2.0
- Residency Requirement | 30 Upper-Division Units at UNR
- Major Residency Requirement | 15 Units of Major Requirements at UNR
- Upper-Division Requirement | 40 Upper-Division Units
- Half Program Units/4 Year Institution | 64.5 Units
I. Silver Core General Education Requirements (27-30 units)
Students in this major must meet all Silver Core Objectives (CO1 through CO14). Courses satisfying Core Objectives are designated (e.g., CO9) in General Catalog curricula and course descriptions.
A. Composition & Communication; Critical Analysis & Use of Information (3-6 units) - CO1, CO3
B. Quantitative Reasoning (4 units) - CO2
C. Physical & Natural Phenomena (8 units) - CO4, CO4L
D. Cultures, Societies, & Individuals (3 units) - CO6
Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO6 courses .
E. Artistic Composition, Interpretation, & Expression (3 units) - CO7
Students should choose an appropriate course that simultaneously fulfills both the Silver Core Fine Arts and Diversity& Equity Course CO10 requirement. Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO7 courses .
F. History & Culture; Constitution (6 units) - CO5, CO8
Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter in this catalog.
II. Additional Silver Core Requirements (0 units maximum)
Students must take courses that satisfy the following Core Objectives. Some or all of these Silver Core Objectives may be satisfied in the Major Requirements (Section IV). Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter in this catalog.
A. Science, Technology & Society Course - CO9
B. Diversity & Equity Course - CO10
Students should choose an appropriate course that simultaneously fulfills both the Silver Core Fine Arts Course and CO10 requirement. Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO10 courses . (units counted in General Education Requirement)
C. Global Context Course - CO11
E. Capstone Integration & Synthesis Course - CO13
F. Application Course - CO14
III. Additional College Requirements (0 units)
IV. Major Requirements (96-99 units)
A. Additional Mathematics and Sciences (68 units)
B. Required Engineering Courses (16 units)
C. Science and Technical Electives (12-15 units)
Any 400 level course in EE, MATH, PHYS, or STAT besides the required courses (15 units if core requirements CO7 and CO10 are satisfied with one course)
V. Minor Requirements (0 units)
VII. Recommended Schedule
Spring Semester (18 units)
Spring Semester (15 units)
Spring Semester (16 units)
Spring Semester (15 units)
* In addition to the general university requirements of at least a “C” (2.0) average for graduation, engineering students must earn at least a “C” in those courses designated with an asterisk (*) and must also maintain at least a “C” average in the Core Curriculum Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and the major requirements courses.
* If the core requirements CO7 and CO10 are satisfied with one course, additional 3 units of Science and Technical Electives are to be taken.