The Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics degree program gives graduates the knowledge and skills of both scientists and engineers

Bachelor of Science in
Engineering Physics

Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics

The Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics degree program gives graduates the knowledge and skills of both scientists and engineers. Students focus on the scientific challenges and planning associated with mission design and research related to the space exploration. However, with its strong emphasis on engineering fundamentals, the curriculum not only creates a gateway into the space program, but also a foundation for a wide range of engineering and physics careers and graduate programs.

The Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics degree is housed in the Department of Physical Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Typical First Year

Coursework varies according to area of concentration, but a typical first year will include fundaments like Engineering Drawing and Current Topics in Space Science along with math, science, communication, and general education courses.

Degree Details

The Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics degree program requires 127 credit hours. The program can be completed in eight semesters.

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General Education Requirements

For a full description of Embry-Riddle General Education guidelines, please see the General Education section of this catalog. These minimum requirements are applicable to all degree programs.

Communications Theory and Skills9
Computer Science/Information Technology3
Humanities/Social Sciences Lower Level3
Humanities/Social Science Lower or Upper Elective3
Humanities Upper Level 3
Mathematics6
Physical and Life Sciences6
Social Sciences Upper Level3
Total Credits36
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Any of the Embry-Riddle courses in the general education categories of Communication Theory and Skills, Humanities and Social Sciences, and the Engineering electives may be chosen from the list of approved General Education courses, assuming prerequisite requirements are met. Courses from other institutions are acceptable if they fall into these broad categories and are at the level specified above in the Engineering Physics vertical outline.

Spacecraft Systems Area of Concentration

Year One
Credits
EGR 111 Engineering Drawing 2
EP 101 Current Topics in Space Science 1
MA 241 Calculus and Analytical Geometry I 4
MA 242 Calculus and Analytical Geometry II 4
PS 140 Chemistry for Engineers 4
PS 141 Chemistry for Engineers Laboratory 1
PS 215 Physics I 3
PS 216 Physics I Laboratory 1
Communication Theory and Skills * 6
HU Lower-Level Elective * 3
SS Lower-Level Elective * 3
 Credits Subtotal32
Year Two
CS 223 Scientific Programming in C 3
ES 201 Statics 3
ES 202 Solid Mechanics 3
ES 204 Dynamics 3
MA 243 Calculus and Analytical Geometry III 4
MA 345 Differential Equations and Matrix Methods 4
PS 208 Physics II 3
PS 219 Physics III 3
PS 220 Physics III Laboratory 1
Communication Theory and Skills * 3
HU Elective * 3
 Credits Subtotal33
Year Three
EE 335 Electrical Engineering I 2
EE 336 Electrical Engineering I Laboratory 1
EP 340 Introduction to Space Systems Design 2
EP 391 Microcomputers and Electronic Instrumentation 3
EP 391L Microcomputer and Electronic Instrumentation Laboratory 1
EP 393 Spaceflight Dynamics 3
EP 394 Space Systems Engineering 3
ES 206 Fluid Mechanics 3
MA 441 Mathematical Methods for Engineering and Physics I 3
MA 442 Mathematical Methods for Engineering and Physics II 3
ME 200 Machine Shop Laboratory 1
PS 303 Modern Physics 3
PS 305 Modern Physics Laboratory 1
PS 320 Classical Mechanics 3
 Credits Subtotal32
Year Four
EP 320 Electro-Optical Engineering 3
EP 410 Space Physics 3
EP 440 Engineering Electricity and Magnetism 3
EP 455 Quantum Mechanics 3
EP 496 Space Systems Design I 3
EP 497 Space Systems Design II 3
Engineering Elective * 6
PS 290 Physics Laboratory Practicum 0
HU/SS Upper-Level Elective * 3
Open Electives 3
 Credits Subtotal30
 Credits Total: 127

Spacecraft Instrumentation Area of Concentration

Year One
Credits
EGR 111 Engineering Drawing 2
EP 101 Current Topics in Space Science 1
MA 241 Calculus and Analytical Geometry I 4
MA 242 Calculus and Analytical Geometry II 4
PS 140 Chemistry for Engineers 4
PS 141 Chemistry for Engineers Laboratory 1
PS 215 Physics I 3
PS 216 Physics I Laboratory 1
Communication Theory and Skills * 6
HU Lower-Level Elective * 3
SS Lower-Level Elective * 3
 Credits Subtotal32
Year Two
CEC 220 Digital Circuit Design **3
CEC 222 Digital Circuit Design Laboratory **1
CEC 315 Signals and Systems **3
CEC 320 Microprocessor Systems **3
CEC 322 Microprocessor Systems Laboratory **1
CS 223 Scientific Programming in C 3
MA 243 Calculus and Analytical Geometry III 4
MA 345 Differential Equations and Matrix Methods 4
ME 200 Machine Shop Laboratory 1
PS 208 Physics II 3
PS 219 Physics III 3
PS 220 Physics III Laboratory 1
Communication Theory and Skills * 3
 Credits Subtotal33
Year Three
CEC 410 Digital Signal Processing **3
CEC 411 Digital Signal Processing Laboratory **1
EP 340 Introduction to Space Systems Design 2
EP 391 Microcomputers and Electronic Instrumentation 3
EP 391L Microcomputer and Electronic Instrumentation Laboratory 1
EP 393 Spaceflight Dynamics 3
EP 394 Space Systems Engineering 3
EP 430 Spacecraft Instrumentation 3
MA 441 Mathematical Methods for Engineering and Physics I 3
PS 303 Modern Physics 3
PS 305 Modern Physics Laboratory 1
PS 320 Classical Mechanics 3
HU Lower-Level Elective * 3
 Credits Subtotal32
Year Four
EP 320 Electro-Optical Engineering 3
EP 410 Space Physics 3
EP 440 Engineering Electricity and Magnetism 3
EP 455 Quantum Mechanics 3
EP 496 Space Systems Design I 3
EP 497 Space Systems Design II 3
MA 442 Mathematical Methods for Engineering and Physics II 3
Engineering Elective * 3
PS 290 Physics Laboratory Practicum 0
HU/SS Upper-Level Elective * 3
Open Electives 3
 Credits Subtotal30
 Credits Total: 127
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May be taken in the fourth or fifth semester. Any of the Embry-Riddle courses listed in the General Education requirements list can be taken assuming prerequisite requirements are met. Courses from other institutions are acceptable if they fall into these broad categories and are at the level specified above in the Engineering Physics vertical outline.

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These are the courses that are different from those in the Space Systems Area of Concentration.

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Interested in Starting Your Master's
During Your Bachelor's Program?

Embry-Riddle offers a combined program that allows well-qualified students the chance to begin graduate work toward their Master of Science in Engineering Physics (MSEP) while finishing their B.S. in Engineering Physics.

See this bachelor's-to-master's Catalog page