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Engineering Physics

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Program Description

ABET EAC logoEngineering Physics is the interdisciplinary study of engineering and physics with a particular emphasis on solving complex, real-world problems. The engineering physics curriculum includes an emphasis on engineering design, much like any engineering program, while also including more advanced physics than a typical engineering degree.  Engineering physics graduates are well suited to applying state-of-the-art technologies to problems in engineering design and manufacturing where established approaches are insufficient.  Graduates of engineering physics typically work in high-tech, industrial, and manufacturing settings on teams with other engineers, scientists, engineering technologists, and management to solve real-world design and implementation problems. APSU's BSE degree program in Engineering Physics is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org. See ABET's Why Accreditation Matters page for more information on ABET accreditation.

  • Our graduates will excel as engineering professionals on diverse career paths in research, development, design, consulting, and/or manufacturing using their knowledge to act as technical resources, addressing complex problems and making positive impacts on society.
  • Our graduates will communicate and contribute effectively within diverse, multidisciplinary teams as ethical, socially conscious practitioners and leaders of their profession.
  • Our graduates will be entrepreneurially minded innovators who practice adaptive learning; they will expand and enhance their knowledge, creativity, and skills through engaging in continuing education, and/or pursuit of professional licensure or advanced degrees.
  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics. 
  2. An ability to 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.  
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences. 
  4. An ability to 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.   
  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies. 
  8. An ability to use computational techniques to model and solve problems.
Academic Year Enrollment Degrees Awarded
2023-2024 32 TBD
2022-2023 28 4
2021-2022 35 8
2020-2021 36 4
2019-2020 40 0
 2018-2019 21  0
2017-2018 5 Program Inception