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What is Engineering Physics?

The engineering physicist is interested not only in understanding physical phenomena and the underlying principles, but also in applying this knowledge to the solution of a broad range of challenges. As the miniaturization of transistors, lasers and memory elements continues, understanding of their operation increasingly requires knowledge of quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics and other aspects of nanoscience.

Do my interests fit?

Engineering physics students typically have interests in:

  • Math
  • Problem-solving
  • Physics
  • Electronics
  • Quantum mechanics

High school preparation should include math and physics. 

How can OU Engineering Physics help me?

OU engineering physics students develop skills through experiential learning by practicing what is learned in the classroom through real world experiences. Students are tutored and mentored by upper-classmen with opportunities to expand horizons through study abroad. With accomplished faculty and expert guest speakers, students are empowered through professional development and receive competitive advantages in pursuing future careers.

How can I get involved?

There are numerous clubs industrial and systems engineering students can be a part of. Check them out:

Society of Physics Students (S.P.S.)
Alpha Sigma Kappa - Women in Technical Studies
Dean’s Leadership Council (D.L.C.)
Engineers’ Club
E-1 Club
Helping Engineers Learn Processes and Programs (H.E.L.P.P.)
Society of American Military Engineers (S.A.M.E.)
Society of Manufacturing Engineers (S.M.E.)

Tau Beta Pi
Triangle Fraternity
Sooner Engineering Entrepreneurs Club (S.E.E.C.)
American Indian Science & Engineering Society (A.I.S.E.S.)
National Society of Black Engineers
Society of Asian Scientists & Engineers (S.A.S.E)
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (S.H.P.E.)
Society of Women Engineers (S.W.E.)

What courses will I take?

Engineering physics courses include:

  • Electronics
  • Physical Mechanics
  • Structure & Properties of Materials
  • Physical Mathematics
  • Electricity & Magnetism
  • Introduction to Quantum Mechanics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Statistical Physics & Thermodynamics

What kind of career could I pursue?

Process engineer
Material scientist
Acoustic engineer
Aerospace engineer
Nuclear engineer
Physicist

How much will I make?

Visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ website to explore the median pay for jobs you can pursue with this degree. 

Program Accreditation

The engineering physics program is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. An engineering physics student graduates with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics degree. 

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School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Phone: (405) 325-5011
Email: ame@ou.edu
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