The Engineering Physics concentration prepares students to work in high technology areas in which solid engineering training, combined with a broader background in physics is valuable. Through the appropriate choice of technical electives, students can specialize in modern laser physics, energy engineering, solid-state electronics, or energy conversion. The technical electives are chosen predominantly from the Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Mechanical Engineering in the College of Engineering and the Departments of Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics in the College of Natural Sciences.

Effective Spring 2015

To qualify for graduation, Engineering Science majors must achieve a minimum 2.000 grade point average at CSU in all courses in engineering, mathematics, computer science, statistics, physics, and chemistry as well as courses taken as technical electives.

Freshman
AUCCCredits
CHEM 111General Chemistry I (GT-SC2)3A4
CHEM 112General Chemistry Lab I (GT-SC1)3A1
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
ECE 102Digital Circuit Logic 4
ECE 103DC Circuit Analysis 3
MATH 160Calculus for Physical Scientists I (GT-MA1)1B4
MATH 161Calculus for Physical Scientists II (GT-MA1)1B4
PH 141Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (GT-SC1)3A5
Global and Cultural Awareness3E3
Additional Requirements for Graduation1 0
 Total Credits 31
Sophomore
 
CIVE 260Engineering Mechanics-Statics 3
CIVE 261Engineering Mechanics-Dynamics 3
ECE 202Circuit Theory Applications 4
ECE 251Introduction to Microprocessors 4
MATH 261Calculus for Physical Scientists III 4
MATH 340Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations4A,4B4
MECH 237Introduction to Thermal Sciences 3
PH 142Physics for Scientists and Engineers II (GT-SC1)3A5
Social Behavioral Sciences3C3
Additional Requirements for Graduation1 0
 Total Credits 33
Junior
 
CHEM 113General Chemistry II 3
CHEM 114General Chemistry Lab II 1
Select one from the following: 3-4
Fluid Mechanics  
Mechanics and Thermodynamics of Flow Processes  
ECE 341Electromagnetic Fields and Devices I 3
ECE 342Electromagnetic Fields and Devices II 3
PH 314Introduction to Modern Physics 4
PH 315Modern Physics Laboratory 2
Advanced Writing23
Arts and Humanities3B6
Historical Perspectives3D3
Additional Requirements for Graduation1 0
 Total Credits 31-32
Senior
 
ECE 401Senior Design Project I4A3
ECE 402Senior Design Project II4C3
PH 353Optics and Waves 4
STAT 315Statistics for Engineers and Scientists 3
Mathematics2 3
Technical Electives3 17-18
Electives 5
Additional Requirements for Graduation1 0
 Total Credits 38-39
 Program Total Credits: 134
1

Students are required to participate in the Professional Learning Institute (PLI) program as a requirement for graduation. The program consists of eleven PLI workshops distributed by focus areas as follows: Global and Cultural Diversity (2 workshops), Innovation (2 workshops), Leadership (2 workshops), Civic and Public Engagement (2 workshops), and Ethics (3 workshops). Each workshop is between 1-2 hours long and no outside preparation is required to attend any of the workshops. Attendance at the required workshops may be spread over the student’s four-year program.

2

Mathematics elective (300 level or higher). Select course with advisor’s approval.

3

Select courses with advisor’s approval.

Distinctive Requirements for Degree Program:
TO DECLARE MAJOR: Engineering is a controlled major:  students are admitted into the major only if they meet established academic standards.  Please see competitive major requirements or the advisor in the Department for more information.
TO PREPARE FOR FIRST SEMESTER:   The curriculum for this major assumes students enter college prepared to take calculus.  To qualify for graduation, engineering science majors must achieve a minimum 2.000 grade point average at CSU in all courses in engineering, mathematics, computer science, statistics, physics, and chemistry as well as courses taken as technical electives.  Students are required to participate in the Professional Learning Institute (PLI) program as a requirement for graduation. The program consists of eleven PLI workshops distributed by focus areas as follows: Global and Cultural Diversity (2 workshops), Innovation (2 workshops), Leadership (2 workshops), Civic and Public Engagement (2 workshops), and Ethics (3 workshops). Each workshop is between 1‐2 hours long and no outside preparation is required to attend any of the workshops. Attendance at the required workshops may be spread over the student’s four‐year program.
 

Freshman
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CHEM 111General Chemistry I (GT-SC2)X 3A4
CHEM 112General Chemistry Lab I (GT-SC1)X 3A1
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2) X1A3
ECE 102Digital Circuit LogicX  4
MATH 160Calculus for Physical Scientists I (GT-MA1)X 1B4
PLI Workshop(s) X  
 Total Credits   16
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ECE 103DC Circuit AnalysisX  3
MATH 161Calculus for Physical Scientists II (GT-MA1)X 1B4
PH 141Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (GT-SC1)X 3A5
Global and Cultural Awareness  3E3
PLI Workshop(s) X  
CO 150 must be completed by the end of Semester 2.X   
 Total Credits   15
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CIVE 260Engineering Mechanics-StaticsX  3
ECE 251Introduction to MicroprocessorsX  4
MATH 261Calculus for Physical Scientists IIIX  4
PH 142Physics for Scientists and Engineers II (GT-SC1)X 3A5
PLI Workshop(s) X  
 Total Credits   16
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CIVE 261Engineering Mechanics-DynamicsX  3
ECE 202Circuit Theory ApplicationsX  4
MATH 340Introduction to Ordinary Differential EquationsX 4A,4B4
MECH 237Introduction to Thermal SciencesX  3
Social and Behavioral Sciences  3C3
PLI Workshop(s) X  
 Total Credits   17
Junior
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CHEM 113General Chemistry II X 3
CHEM 114General Chemistry Lab II X 1
Select one group from the following:   3-4
Group A:
    
Fluid MechanicsX   
Fluid Mechanics LaboratoryX   
Group B:
    
Mechanics and Thermodynamics of Flow ProcessesX   
ECE 341Electromagnetic Fields and Devices IX  3
Advanced Writing  23
Arts and Humanities  3B3
PLI Workshop(s) X  
 Total Credits   16-17
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ECE 342Electromagnetic Fields and Devices IIX  3
PH 314Introduction to Modern PhysicsX  4
PH 315Modern Physics LaboratoryX  2
Arts and Humanities  3B3
Historical Perspectives  3D3
PLI Workshop(s) X  
 Total Credits   15
Senior
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ECE 401Senior Design Project IX 4A3
PH 353Optics and WavesX  4
Technical Electives   9
Upper-Division MATHX  3
PLI Workshop(s) X  
 Total Credits   19
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ECE 402Senior Design Project IIX 4C3
STAT 315Statistics for Engineers and ScientistsX  3
ElectivesX  5
Technical Electives X  8-9
The benchmark courses for the 8th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   19-20
 Program Total Credits:   134