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Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2017-2018 
  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2017-2018

Engineering Physics, B.S.


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The Engineering Physics program combines courses in physics and mathematics with several diverse courses in engineering.  Serving the foundation of the program is a set of courses that provides a fundamental understanding of traditional topics in physics including the motion of solid bodies, sound, fluids, electricity, magnetism, and the interaction between light and matter.  These “foundational” courses describe how theories about natural phenomena are deduced from experiments and observations, develop the mathematical formalism through which these theories are expressed, and present techniques for using this formalism to describe and analyze systems.  Overarching these “foundational” courses are a set of “engineering” courses that focus on the application of scientific principles toward the design and construction of structures, materials, devices and systems that serve an intended function.  A senior capstone experience provided through a two-semester sequence teaches the product development process typically utilized in the engineering community and enables students to experience the process from idea conception through production.  The program is intended for students who want a solid foundation in physics and a rigorous set of engineering courses that will allow them to pursue an engineering related career or an advanced degree in engineering.

Requirements for the Engineering Physics Major


Core Curriculum Requirement:


The general core curriculum requirements are 48-63 Credit Hours dependent on courses taken.

However, Natural Science Elective, Scientific Perspectives, Mathematical Perspectives, Oral Communication Flag, and Quantitative Reasoning Flag are satisfied by major courses, thereby leaving 39 - 48 Credit Hours outside of the major.

Mathematical Perspectives:


Scientific Perspectives, Natural Science Elective, Quantitative Reasoning and Oral Communication:


Included within the major.

Major Requirements:


75 credit hours in physics, as follows:

32 hours of engineering courses:


  • ENGR 173 - Explorations in Engineering
  • ENGR 180 - Intro to MATLAB
  • ENGR 244 - Electronics
  • ENGR 245 - Electronics Lab
  • ENGR 346 - Signals, Systems & Measurements 
  • ENGR 347 - Signals, Systems & Measurements Lab
  • ENGR 350 - Digital Logic and Circuit Design
  • ENGR 354 - Microprocessors
  • ENGR 358 - Analog and Digital Communication
  • ENGR 370 - Fluid Mechanics
  • ENGR 380 - Control Systems
  • ENGR 384 - Heat Transfer
  • ENGR 395 - Senior Project I
  • ENGR 396 - Engineering Physics Colloquium
  • ENGR 398 - Senior Project II

 

Additional Major Requirements:


Note(s):


  • Specific requirements are modifiable for the needs and interests of each individual student.
  • A 2.000 cumulative average must be attained within the major, as listed in Degree Works.

TOTAL Minimum Hours Required for Degree: 120 Semester Hours


  •  This number assumes that at least two of the ER/S, DCR or  Writing Intensive Electives are fulfilled with other core courses.

B.S. Engineering Physics


This block serves as a guideline for progress toward a degree.  See your academic advisor.

Freshman Year


First Semester


  •     PHYS 170 - University Physics I
  •     PHYS 171 - Explorations in Physics I
  •     MATH 170 - Calculus I
  •     First Year Seminar
  •     Second Language I

 

Total (14)

Second Semester


  • PHYS 172 - University Physics II
  • PHYS 173 - Explorations in Physics II
  • MATH 171 - Calculus II
  • THEO 111 - Theological Foundations
  • CSCI 170 - Computer Science I
  • Second Language II

 

Total (17).

Sophomore Year


First Semester


  • PHYS 242 - Circuit Analysis
  • PHYS 243 - Circuit Analysis Lab
  • PHYS 330 - Modern Physics I
  • PHYS 331 - Modern Physics I Lab
  • MATH 220 - Calculus III    
  • ENGL 101 - English Composition or ENGL 115 - Rhetoric. 

 

Total (16)

Second Semester


  • ENGR 180, Intro to MATLAB
  • ENGR 244, Electronics
  • ENGR 245, Electonics Lab
  • MATH 230 - Intro to Ordinary Diff Equat
  • PHIL 100 - Ethics as Intro to Philosophy
  • Lit. & Moral Imagination 205.

 

Total (14)

Junior Year


First Semester


  • ENGR 350, Digital Logic & Circuit Design
  • ENGR 370, Fluid Mechanics
  • PHYS 360 - Electromagnetism I
  • Writing Intensive elective or General Elective. 
  • MATH 156 - General Statistics

 

Total (15)

Second Semester


  • PHYS 364 - Physical Optics
  • PHYS 365 - Physical Optics Lab
  • ENGR 346, Signals, Systems & Measurements
  • ENGR 347, Signals, Systems & Measurements Lab
  • ENGR 354, Microprocessors
  • PHIL 200 - Philosophical Perspectives
  • Theological Perspectives elective

 

Total (17)

Senior Year


First Semester


  • ENGR 380, Control Systems
  • ENGR 384, Heat Transfer
  • ENGR 395, Senior Project I
  • PHYS 350 - Theoretical Mechanics I
  • Humanities elective
  • Historical Perspectives elective

 

Total (17)

Second Semester


  • ENGR 358, Analog and Digital Communication
  • ENGR 396 - Engineering Physics Colloquium.
  • ENGR 398, Senior Project II
  • Creative Perspectives elective
  • Social Science Elective
  • ER/S or General elective
  • DCR or General Elective (If Needed). 

 

Total (15).

Scheduling Notes:


  • Consult the Core Curriculum requirements of the Catalog.
  • The E/RS Focus Elective, Diversity Curriculum Elective, and Writing Intensive Elective requirements may be used to satisfy another element of the core or the major.

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