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Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics
The Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics is offered in cooperation with the Department of Physics in the College of the Pacific. The degree is granted by the School of Engineering and Computer Science. Engineering Physics is well suited for the student with a strong interest in physics but with the desire to apply that knowledge to real world problems.
The Engineering Physics curriculum is designed to educate students to work in areas where technology is changing rapidly and where the boundaries of several traditional engineering disciplines overlap. These areas include sensors, robotics, energy, and semiconductor materials particularly in nano-scale electron devices. The curriculum develops sufficient depth in both engineering and science to produce graduates who are able to relate basic knowledge to practical problems in engineering. The physics engineer is a person with the training of an applied physicist that can function as an engineer with a deeper understanding of physics.
Engineering Physics Program Educational Objectives
Through their careers in engineering or related profession, Pacific graduates are expected to demonstrate the following within a few years of earning their Bachelor's degree in Engineering Physics:
- Competency in an engineering or science profession via promotion to positions of increasing responsibility, publications, and/or conference presentations
- Adaptability to new developments in science and technology by successfully completing or pursuing graduate education in engineering or related fields, or participating in professional development and/or industrial training courses
Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics
Students must complete a minimum of 120 units of academic work and a minimum of 32 units of Cooperative Education in order to earn the bachelor of science in engineering physics.
I. General Education Requirements
|PACS 001||What is a Good Society||4|
|PACS 002||Topical Seminar on a Good Society||4|
|PACS 003||What is an Ethical Life?||3|
Note: 1) Pacific Seminars cannot be taken for Pass/No Credit. 2) Transfer students with 28 or more transfer units complete 2 additional General Education elective courses from below in place of taking PACS 001 and PACS 002.
One course from each subdivision below:
|Social and Behavioral Sciences|
|Two courses from the following:|
|Arts and Humanities|
IIB. ENGR 030
|One course from the following categories:|
Note: 1) Only one course can come from each subcategory (A, B, or C) within each category. 2) No more than 2 courses from a single department may be applied to meet the breadth program requirements, with the exception of certain 1-unit GE IIC courses.
II. Diversity Requirement
|Students must complete one diversity course (3-4 units)|
|ENGR 030||Engineering Ethics and Society||3|
Note: 1) Transfer students with 28 units or more transfer units prior to fall 2011 are encouraged but not required to complete a designated diversity course prior to graduation. 2) Courses are also used to meet general education and/or major/minor requirements.
III. Fundamental Skills
Students must demonstrate competence in:
Note: 1) Fundamental skills must be satisfied before enrolling in upper division courses.
IV. Major Requirements
|Mathematics and Science (minimum of 30 units)|
|MATH 039||Probability with Applications to Statistics||4|
|MATH 051||Calculus I||4|
|MATH 053||Calculus II||4|
|MATH 055||Calculus III||4|
|MATH 057||Applied Differential Equations I: ODEs||4|
|Select one of the following Chemistry courses:||4-5|
|Fundamentals of Chem|
|PHYS 053||Principles of Physics I||5|
|PHYS 055||Principles of Physics II||5|
|Select one of the following:||3-4|
|Introduction to Computer Science|
|Computer Applications in Engineering|
|ECPE 041L||Circuits Laboratory||1|
|ECPE 071||Digital Design||3|
|ECPE 071L||Digital Design Lab||1|
|ENGR 010||Dean's Seminar||1|
|ENGR 020||Engineering Mechanics I (Statics)||3|
|ENGR 045||Materials Science- Properties and Measurements||4|
|Engineering Physics Core|
|CIVL 130||Fluid Mechanics I||3|
|CIVL 130L||Fluid Mechanics I Lab||1|
|ECPE 121||Digital Signal Processing||4|
|ECPE 131L||Electronics Lab||1|
|ECPE 194||Core Assessment Exam (CAE)||0|
|ECPE 195||Senior Project I||2|
|ECPE 196||Senior Project II||2|
|ENGR 025||Professional Practice Seminar||1|
|ENGR 120||Engineering Mechanics II (Dynamics)||3|
|PHYS 057||Modern Physics||4|
|Select one of the following:||4|
|Electricity and Magnetism|
|Select one of the following:||3-4|
|Electives: Five Courses From Technical Electives Options||15-21|
|Select two of the following:|
|Advanced Physics Laboratory|
|Solid State Devices|
|Select two of the following from the same discipline:|
|Digital Image Processing|
|Solid State Devices|
|Automatic Control Systems|
|Power System Analysis|
|Computer Systems and Networks|
|Computer Organization and Arch|
|Advanced Digital Design|
|Computer Network Security|
|Digital Signal Processing with Applications|
|Quantum and Nano Devices|
|Recent Topics in Renewable Energy|
|Instrumentation and Experimental Methods|
|Mechanics of Materials|
|Project Decision Making|
|Engineering Project Management|
|Introduction to Mechatronics|
|Applied Heat Transfer|
|Solar Energy Engineering|
|Systems Analysis and Control|
|Finite Element Methods|
|Select one of the following:|
|Introduction to Linear Algebra|
|Applied Linear Algebra|
|Applied Differential Equations II|
|Cooperative Education - Minimum 32 units that include:|
|ENGR 181||Professional Practice||1-18|
|ENGR 182||Professional Practice||1-18|
|ENGR 183||Professional Practice||1-18|
Students graduating with a BS in Engineering Physics will have:
- an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
- an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
- an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
- an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
- an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
- an ability to communicate effectively.
- the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
- a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
- a knowledge of contemporary issues.
- an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
Engineering Physics Faculty
Jennifer Ross, Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 1993, BS in Electrical Engineering University of Illinois, 1988; MS in Electrical Engineering, University of California Berkeley, 1990. PhD in Electrical Engineering University of California Berkeley, 1993; Solid state, short wavelength lasers, analog circuits and devices.
Kenneth F. Hughes, Chair and Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 1993, BS, Information and Computer Science, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1985; MS, Computer Science, University of South Florida, 1989; PhD, Computer Science and Engineering, University of South Florida, 1994. Robotics, sensors and sensor fusion, computer vision, artificial intelligence, embedded systems, microprocessors and microcontrollers, digital systems.
Rahim Khoie, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Program Director of Engineering Physics, 2002, BSEE, 1977, Abadan Institute of Technology, Abadan, Iran; MS, 1980, University of Pittsburgh; PhD, 1986, University of Pittsburgh. High speed electron devices, Quantum effect devices, Solid state physics, Renewable energy, Analog and digital electronics, and Embedded Systems.
Elizabeth Basha, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2010, BS in Computer Engineering, University of the Pacific, 2003; SM in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005; PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010. Sensor networks, autonomous robotics, international development.
Cherian Mathews, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2005, BE in Electrical Engineering, Anna University, Chennai, India, 1987; MS in Electrical Engineering, Purdue University, 1989; PhD in Electrical Engineering, Purdue University, 1993; Statistical signal processing, Array signal processing, Real-time digital signal processing using DSP processors, power systems.
David Mueller, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2015, BS Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2006; MS Electrical Engineering, 2008; PhD Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2015, University of Missouri - Columbia. Semiconductor devices, Optical electronics, Computational intelligence, Robotics, Device simulation, Photovoltaics, Renewable energy, Device fabrication and characterization.
Vivek Pallipuram, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2015, BS National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirapalli, India 2008; MS Computer Engineering, Clemson University, 2010; PhD Computer Engineering, Clemson University, 2013. Computer architecture, High performance computing, Cloud computing, Machine learning, Statistics, & Digital signal processing.
Jeffrey Shafer, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2010, BS, Computer Engineering, University of Dayton, 2002; MS, Electrical Engineering, University of Dayton, 2004; PhD, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice University, 2010; Computer architecture, Network systems architecture, Data-intensive computing, Cloud computing, Virtualization.
Huihui Xu, Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, 2014, B.E., Biomedical Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China, 2006; M.S., Applied Mathematics, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China, 2002; Ph.D., Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL., 2006; Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Imaging, Bio-instrumentation.