Requirements & Courses

  • Major Requirements

    Sixty-five (65) credits, which must include a shared interdisciplinary core and concentration (such as Engineering, Environmental Physics, or Biomedical Physics) as listed below:

    Core (45-48 credits):

    1. EGR-130 and 330.
    2. PHY-121 and 122.
    3. Either PHY-212 or EGR-250.
    4. MTH-121, 122, 210, and 211.
    5. CSC-120 or another approved course involving programming.
    6. EGR-385 (1 to 4 credits): At least 200 hours of service learning, research, or internship in engineering or related area.
    7. EGR-430 Engineering Science Capstone Project.

    Concentration (20 credits, must be approved by the department):

    1. Eight credits of PHY courses numbered 300 and above (some require PHY-221).
    2. Twelve credits of additional upper-level engineering courses (often transferred), or of other upper-level natural science courses (not in PHY, EGR, or MTH).
  • Program Considerations

    Other considerations: MTH-310 is highly recommended. Students in the dual-degree engineering program may need to complete ECN-111 or 112; check the detailed requirements for individual programs. Students completing the Engineering Science major may not minor or double major in Physics.

  • The Engineering Science major is not ABET accredited.

    Students who intend to continue their careers as professional engineers, who plan to take the Fundamentals of Engineering Examination, or who plan to continue their education with an MSc or MSE may require additional work and/or professional experience to qualify.


  • EGR
    Digital Fabrication
    4 credits
    Students will learn to design 3D structures using computer-aided software (e.g. Autocad) and fabricate them using diverse manufacturing processes like additive manufacturing (3D printing), laser cutting, and CNC machining. This is a hands-on class with lab, open to students who would like to design and fabricate their own game pieces, art components, experimental equipment, to reproduce archeological artifacts or biological structures, or other possibilities. Laboratory.
  • EGR
    Electric Circuits
    4 credits
    Prerequisite: PHY-122
    Study of theory and applications of analog electronics. Includes DC and AC circuit theory, basic network analysis, filter responses, semiconductor devices, power supplies, amplifiers, and introduction to microcontrollers. Laboratory.
  • EGR
    Engineering Workshop
    4 credits
    Prerequisite: EGR-130 and either PHY-212 or EGR-250
    Students will develop an understanding of the relationship between engineering, science, and culture. They will work on cross-disciplinary projects, creating interactive physical objects by combining mechanical, electronic, and computing systems. In the process, they will use the models and knowledge acquired from their major to understand our relationship with technology and society. Laboratory.
  • EGR
    Internship/Service Learning
    1 credit
    Prerequisite: EGR-130 and either PHY-212 or EGR-250
    Service learning, research, or internship in engineering or related area. A capstone project cannot count towards this course.
  • EGR
    Engineering Capstone
    4 credits
    Prerequisite: EGR-330
    Students will plan and develop a capstone project that applies their specialized skills in engineering and science to a complex problem. The project will demonstrate expertise in engineering practices and fundamentals.