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Engineering Physics course catalog

2023-24 Academic Catalog Page

Advisors: MIKE AUGSPURGER, Assistant Professor
B.S., Rhodes College; Ph.D., University of Iowa

JOSHUA DYER, Associate Professor (Engineering Physics)
B.S., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; Ph.D., Michigan State University

JACKIE OPFER, Assistant Professor
B.S., University of California, Berkeley; M.S., Ph.D., University of Minnesota


The major in engineering physics combines coursework in fundamental physics with specialized courses in applied physics and engineering. The major is intended for students interested in participating in our 3-2 engineering program or working in engineering or industry after graduation from Augustana.

MAJOR IN ENGINEERING PHYSICS  44 credits, including PHYS 200, PHYS 211, PHYS 212, PHYS 213, PHYS 366, PHYS 368 (or PHYS 367 and PHYS 421), ENGR-190, and 10 credits of 300-400 level PHYS, ENGR, and CHEM courses based on advising (excluding ENGR-315/315A), and 10 credits of MATH-160, MATH-220, and MATH-260.

Students are free to take any combination of 10 credits, but are typically advised to follow one of three engineering tracks: chemical, mechanical, or electrical. A student interested in mechanical or civil engineering would take ENGR-310 and PHYS-360, students interested in electrical or computer engineering would take PHYS-339 and PHYS-377, while students interested in chemical engineering would take CHEM-321 and CHEM-322. Students may NOT major in both Physics and Engineering-Physics.

Grade Point Average Notation: All courses listed in the catalog as required courses for any major and/or minor, including those courses outside of the department or with a different subject coding, are considered part of the major and will count in the grade point average. Some departments may have additional grade requirements for the courses offered within their department. Recommended supporting courses that are optional and not required may also count in the major depending on the program. For more information see your department chair or the degree requirements for Bachelor of Arts and information on Majors/Minors.

Courses (PHYS)

Courses (ENGR)