Engineering Physics (Mechanical Engineering concentration) Sample Curriculum

The exact chronological order of the courses depends on AP credits, summer courses, choice of electives, and number of credits per semester. Thus, different students will take some courses in different chronological order.

Below is a typical schedule, shown as an example of the chronological order, not as a fixed course schedule for all students. However, some courses are essential prerequisites for more advanced courses.

Freshman Year

Semester 1CreditsSemester 2Credits
Professional Orientation1PHYS 1610/1620 Engineering Physics I/ Lab 4
CHEM 1110/1115 General Chemistry I/ Lab 4MENG 1002 Intro to Computer Aided Engineering Design 1
ENGL 1900 or 1920 Adv. Strategies of Rhetoric & Research or Adv. Writing for Professionals 3MATH 1520 Calculus II 4
MATH 1510 Calculus I 4CSCI 1060 Intro to CS: Scientific Programming 3
Humanities Elective   3  
THEO 1000 Theological Foundations   3 
 15 15

Sophomore Year

Semester 3CreditsSemester 4Credits
PHYS 1630 Engineering Physics II 3PHYS 2610 Modern Physics 3
PHYS 1640 Engineering Physics II Laboratory 1PHYS 2620 Modern Physics Laboratory 1
MATH 2530 Calculus III 4MATH 3240 Numerical Analysis I 3
CMM 2200 Small Group Presentation 1MATH 3550 Differential Equations 3
ESCI 2100 Statics 3MENG 2000 Foundations of Engineering Design 3
Social Science Elective 3ESCI 2150 Dynamics   3  
Open Elective   3   16
 18  

Junior Year

Semester 5CreditsSemester 6Credits
PHIL 2050 Ethics 3PHYS 4210 Electricity-Magnetism I 3
ESCI 2300 Thermodynamics 3AENG 3100 Computer Aided Engineering 3
PHYS 3510 Analog and Digital Electronics/Lab4MENG 3010 Machine Design 3
MATH 3270 Advanced Mathematics for Engineers 3MATH 4880 Probability and Statistics 3
ESCI 3100 Mechanics of Solids 3
ESCI 3300 Linear Vibrations   3  
ESCI 3101 Mechanics of Solids Lab   1    15
 17  

Senior Year

Semester 7CreditsSemester 8Credits
ESCI 3200 Fluid Dynamics 3MENG 4014 Design II 3
ESCI 3201 Fluid Dynamics Lab 1Cultural Diversity Elective 3
Engineering Physics Elective 3PHYS 3310/3320 Optics with Lab 4
MENG 4004 Design I 3ESCI or MENG Upper Division Course 3
PHYS 4610 Quantum Mechanics 3
Engineering Physics Elective   3  
PHIL 3400 Ethics and Engineering   3   16
 16  

Total Hours: 128