Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics
The Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics is designed to produce graduates with the knowledge and skills of both scientists and engineers. Combining the fields of space systems engineering and space physics, this program focuses on the scientific challenges and planning associated with mission design and research related to the exploration of the space environment. Because of the strong emphasis on fundamentals, the Engineering Physics program provides not only an excellent stepping stone into the space program, but also the flexibility to enter a broad variety of engineering and physics applications and graduate programs.
The undergraduate Engineering Physics program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (http://www.abet.org). This program, administered by the Physical Sciences Department, supports the University's purpose "to provide a comprehensive education to prepare graduates for productive careers and responsible citizenship, with special emphasis on the needs of aviation, aerospace engineering and related fields."
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A major in Engineering Physics (EP) offers advantages to students on two fronts. First, as the name implies, EP is a unique blending of a fully ABET accredited engineering program with a rigorous physics program. As a result, our graduates are prepared for careers in either engineering or physics. Both employers and graduate schools recognize the benefits of this blending, and our students enjoy great success in their professional careers.
Second, EP offers two tracks (or Areas of Concentration) designed to meet the diverse interests and needs of our students.
1) A track in Spacecraft Systems is specifically designed for students with interests in space physics, applied mathematics and aerospace engineering. Students of this track benefit from a broad education in many disciplines of engineering and physics and graduate as versatile systems engineers and space scientists.
2) A track in Spacecraft Instrumentation is specifically designed for students with interests in space physics, applied mathematics and electrical engineering. Students of this track benefit from in-depth training in electrical engineering and space physics, and graduate as engineers with instrumentation expertise and as space scientists.
Graduates of both tracks automatically earn a minor in mathematics and are eligible for many co-op and internship opportunities.
View requirements for the B.S. in Engineering Physics degree on the Catalog site.
The Embry-Riddle Connection Gives You a Great Shot at Aerospace Careers and Graduate School
Co-Ops, Internships & Employment Opportunities
The wide breadth of knowledge and experience gained by our engineering physics graduates makes them very attractive to aerospace industry employers. As a result, approximately two-thirds of each graduating class directly enters the workforce. Most engineering physics graduates seeking employment as engineers upon graduation are successful. Recent engineering physics graduates are pursuing careers at:
- Northrop Grumman
- Lockheed Martin
- ITT industries
- numerous other commercial and federal agencies
Equipped proportionally with engineering and science, our graduates are geared to pursue graduate studies in many different branches of engineering and science. Consequently, many engineering physics graduates continue their studies towards an M.S. or Ph.D. at various institutions including:
Our programs prepare students to make positive scientific and technological contributions to our increasingly complex society.
Associate Professor of Engineering Physics, EP Program Coordinator
Dr Hughes is the Engineering Physics Program Coordinator, and faculty advisor to the Engineering Design Club (EnDeC).