Santa Clara University

Physics department

Engineering Physics Detailed Curriculum

(197 quarter units minimum)

A. REQUIRED PHYSICS COURSES
(60 units; 12 term courses)



PHYS 31, 32, 33, 34 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I-IV (w/Labs)
PHYS 70 Electronic Circuits for Scientists
PHYS 103 Computational Mechanics
PHYS 111, 112 Electricity and Magnetism I, II
PHYS 120 or MECH 121 Thermal Physics or Thermodynamics
PHYS 121 Quantum Mechanics I
Physics Elective* One from PHYS 104, 113, 116, 122, or 151.

*does not double count with courses in special emphasis cluster.

B. REQUIRED COURSES IN ENGINEERING
(at least 4 courses from these options)



MECH 15 Introduction to Materials Science
ELEN 110 Linear Systems
ELEN 115 or MECH 143* Electronic Circuits
COEN 21
MECH 143
Logic Design
Mechatronics
MECH 122 or 132 or 266 Fluid Dynamics


*may be taught as MECH 207

C. REQUIRED MATH AND CHEMISTRY COURSES

MATH 11, 12, 13, 14 Calculus I-IV
CSCI 10 or COEN 11 or COEN 44 Computer Programming
AMTH 106 or MATH 22 Differential Equations
CHEM 11, 12 General Chemistry I, II





    

 

D. CORE CURRICULUM

See the core curriculum guide
 

E. SPECIAL EMPHASIS COURSES
( 5 courses)

Sequence of courses directed toward some specific area of applied science. Engineering Physics course cluster examples follow.

 

1a. COMPUTATIONAL (A)
(5 courses)



COEN 12 or MATH 61 Abstract Data Types
MATH 51 Discrete Math
MATH 53 Linear Algebra
AMTH 118 or MATH 166 Numerical Methods
MATH 163 or Elective* Theory of Algorithms or Math/COEN/Physics Elective




1b. COMPUTATIONAL
(5 courses)



COEN 12 or MATH 61 Abstract Data Types
COEN 20 Intro to Embedded Systems
COEN 177 Operating Systems
Elective* Appropriate Physics/COEN/Math-CS course
Elective* Appropriate Physics/COEN/Math-CS course






2. ELECTRONICS
(5 courses)



ELEN 116 Electronic Circuits II
ELEN 117 Electronic Circuits III
ELEN 151 Semiconductor Devices I (L)
Elective* Appropriate Eng./Physics/Math course
Elective* Appropriate Eng./Physics/Math course


3. MECHANICAL
(5 courses)



MECH 151 Finite Element Theory and Applications
MATH 166 or AMTH 118 Numerical Methods
MECH 141 Dynamics II
MECH 142 Dynamics III
Elective* Appropriate Eng./Physics/Math/Chemistry course


4. SOLID STATE
(5 courses)



PHYS 116 Physics of Solids
PHYS 122 Quantum Mechanics II
ELEN 151 Semiconductor Devices I
PHYS 113 Advanced Electromagnetism and Optics
Elective* Appropriate Eng. or Physics course


5. MATERIALS SCIENCE
(5 courses)



CHEM 13 General Chemistry III
CHEM 31 Organic Chemistry I
PHYS 116 Physics of Solids
Elective* Appropriate Eng./Physics/Math/Chemistry course
Elective* Appropriate Eng./Physics/Math/Chemistry course


 

6. SPECIAL TOPIC*
(5 courses minimum)

Working closely with the EP Program coordinator, a student may design a program that best suits his or her needs and interests in a specific technical area of applied science. This course plan must consist of a minimum of five appropriately linked courses at a suitable academic level. A variety of proposed subject areas will be considered, if warranted.

*Must get prior consent of EP advisor.

 



 



 

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