The Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics program combines a deep understanding of science fundamentals with the practical knowledge and skills of engineering practice and design. In addition to the undergraduate courses that form any good physics curriculum, students take pre-engineering and engineering courses physics majors at other universities would not normally take—these include engineering science, design, systems, summer field session and a capstone senior design sequence culminating in a senior thesis. This approach prepares graduates to work at the intersection of science and technology, where new discoveries are being put into practice.
The program prepares graduates who, based on factual knowledge and other skills necessary to construct an appropriate understanding of physical phenomena in applied contexts, will:
- Obtain a range of positions in industry or positions in government facilities or pursue graduate education in engineering, science or related fields
- Communicate and perform effectively within the criteria of their chosen careers
- Engage in appropriate professional societies and continuing education activities
- Participate ethically as members of the global society
Areas of Special Interest
Suggested careers for physics engineers:
- Research scientist
- Data scientist
- Medical physicist
- Optical engineer
- Aerospace engineer
- Materials scientist
- Aerospace engineer
- Nuclear scientist
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Engineering Physics Student
Mines’ financial assistance program awards more than $60 million per year, and over 82 percent of the student body receives some form of financial aid.
Mines by the Numbers
projected job growth for physicists, 2019-2029, Bureau of Labor Statistics
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A Student Experience Like no Other
At Mines, we inspire students who are driven to be innovators and advance the knowledge of those who want to address today’s greatest challenges.