UB Undergraduate Catalog 2006-2007: Engineering Physics

Engineering Physics

Department of Electrical Engineering

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
201 Bell Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-2050

Phone: 716.645.2422/2132
Fax: 716.645.3656
Web: www.eng.buffalo.edu/departments/engphysics/index.html

Dennis P. Malone
Co-chair of Program

Department of Physics

College of Arts and Sciences
239 Fronczak Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1500

Phone: 716.645.2017
Fax: 716.645.2507
Web: www.physics.buffalo.edu

Michael G. Fuda
Co-chair of Program

About the Program

This program leads to a bachelor of science degree in engineering physics and is intended for those students whose interests center on the more fundamental aspects of electrical engineering and physics, but who also wish extensive contact with the applied aspects (instrumentation, circuit design) of those subjects. The program is designed such that a student can pursue a graduate program in electrical engineering or applied physics, depending on interest.

This course of study provides students with a unique combination of the fundamental principles of modern electronics, as well as a thorough education in electrical measurements and instrumentation. This program should be considered only by students whose academic performance is very strong. Only courses in which a grade of C or better has been earned are considered for application to this program.

Note: Course descriptions may be found in the Electrical Engineering section at http://undergrad-catalog.buffalo.edu/academicprograms/ee.shtml and in the Physics section at http://undergrad-catalog.buffalo.edu/academicprograms/phy.shtml.

Engineering Physics - B.S.

Acceptance Criteria

Completion of first two semesters.
Minimum grade of C in prerequisite (technical) courses.

Advising Notes

Students receiving a grade of D or F in any prerequisite course during the first two semesters must repeat the course and receive a minimum grade of C to be considered for the program.

Prerequisite Courses

CHE 107 General Chemistry for Engineers
CHE 108 General Chemistry for Engineers
EAS 140 Engineering Solutions
MTH 141 College Calculus I
MTH 142 College Calculus II
PHY 107 General Physics I or PHY 117 Honors Physics I

Required Courses

EAS 230 Higher-Level Language
EE 202 Circuit Analysis I
EE 310 Electronic Devices and Circuits I
EE 311 Electronic Devices and Circuits II
EE 352 Introduction to Electronics Lab
EE 353 Electronic Circuits Lab
EE 410 Electronic Instrument Design I
MAE 335 Fluid Mechanics
MTH 241 College Calculus III
MTH 306 Introduction to Differential Equations
MTH 417 Survey of Multivariable Calculus
MTH 418 Survey of Partial Differential Equations
PHY 108 General Physics II or PHY 118 Honors Physics II
PHY 158 General Physics II Lab
PHY 207 General Physics III or PHY 217 Honors Physics III
PHY 208 General Physics IV
PHY 257 General Physics III Lab
PHY 301 Intermediate Mechanics I
PHY 307 Modern Physics Lab
PHY 401 Modern Physics I
PHY 402 Modern Physics II
PHY 403 Electricity and Magnetism I
PHY 404 Electricity and Magnetism II
PHY 405 Thermal and Statistical Physics I
PHY 407 Advanced Laboratory or PHY 408 Advanced Laboratory
Three technical electives

Total required credit hours for the major...111

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Recommended Sequence of Program Requiremens

Fall�CHE 107, EAS 140, MTH 141
Spring�CHE 108, MTH 142; PHY 107 or PHY 117

Fall�EE 202, MTH 241; PHY 108 or PHY 118; PHY 158
Spring�EAS 230, MTH 306; PHY 207 or PHY 217; PHY 208, PHY 257, one technical elective

Fall�EE 310, EE 352, PHY 301, PHY 307, PHY 401
Spring�EE 311, EE 353, MTH 418, PHY 402

Fall�EE 410, MTH 417, PHY 403, PHY 405
Spring�MAE 335, PHY 404, two technical electives
Fall�PHY 407 or Spring�PHY 408

Electives and Course Groupings

Technical Electives

Technical electives can be chosen from the approved list of required courses or approved technical electives for either the BS in physics or the BS in electrical engineering program. At least one technical elective must be chosen from the electrical engineering list. Recommended technical electives appropriate to this program are:

EE 492, EE 494, EE 439 (the laser-quantum electronics engineering optics sequence)
PHY 310 Intermediate Optics
PHY 406 Thermal and Statistical Physics II
PHY 407-PHY 408 Advanced Laboratory

Updated: Apr 12, 2006 11:04:08 AM