The B.S. in Engineering Physics is a degree conferred by the College of Engineering and is managed by the Department of Physics.

## Core Requirements

**Required Physics: 46 semester hours**

- Physics 1250-1251 or 1250H-1251H or 1260-1261 (Introductory Physics sequence)
- Physics 2300-2301 (Intermediate Mechanics I & II)
- Physics 2095 (Physics Seminar)
- Physics 5400 (Intermediate Electricity & Magnetism)
- Physics 5500 (Quantum Mechanics)
- Physics 3700 (Data Analysis Lab)
- Physics 4700 (Electronics Lab)
- Physics 5710 (Engineering Physics Senior Lab)
- Physics 5800-5801 (Engineering Physics Capstone Design Sequence)
- Physics Elective (3470, 3201H, 5300, 5401H, 5501H, 5600, or 68xx)

**Required Math - Please complete one of the following sequences**

- Math 1151-1172-2173-2174
- Math 1151-1152-2153-2415-2568
- Math 1161-2162-2415-2568
- Math 1181H-2182H-2415-2568
- Math 1181H-2182H-5520H

**If you are pursuing the ECE concenration, it is recommended you take Math 2415 and 2568 instead of 2174 since they are prerequisites to several ECE courses.

**College requirements: 32 semester hours**

- 24 semester hours of General Education (GE) courses.
- Engineering 1100 (Engineering Survey)
- One of the following introductory engineering and programming sequences
- Engineering 1181-1182, CSE 1222
- Engineering 1281H-1282H

**Targeted Electives**

At least 9 semester hours of Targeted Electives are required. These electives can be any additional math, physics, or engineering course. These electives must be 2000 level or above and they cannot be double counted toward any other requirement. These courses must be Physics, Math, or Engineering courses. Astronomy and Statistics courses, though related, cannot count.

Additional information about this elective category can be found on the engineering physics targeted electives page.

**Engineering Technical Electives: 27 semester hours**

These are the courses you'll take toward your engineering specialization within Engineering Physics. At least 27 hours of Engineering Technical Electives are required, such that they form a coherent sequence involving both laboratory and design experience in a specific engineering specialization. The list of courses required for each specialization are given in the tables below.

## Specialization Options

As mentioned above, the technical electives in Engineering Physics are grouped in a coherent sequence of 8 specializations, according to the particular sub-field. The specializations are:

- Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
- Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
- Computer Science and Engineering
- Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Integrated Systems Engineering
- Materials Science and Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Nuclear Engineering

Aeronautical and Astonautical Engineering |
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Required Courses (8 hours): | ||||

Course # | Name | Hours | Term | Prereqs |

AAE 2200 | Introduction to Aerospace Engineering I | 4 | Au | Phys 1250, Math 1172 |

AAE 2201 | Introduction to Aerospace Engineering II | 4 | Sp | AAE 2200 |

Plus at least 19 credit hours of electives from the following: | ||||

AAE 2405** | Thermodynamics | 3 | Sp | AAE 2200 |

AAE 3520** | Flight Vehicle Dynamics | 3 | Au | AAE 2201, ME 2030 |

AAE 3560** | Fundamentals of Aerospace | 3 | Au | AAE 2405, 2201, Math 2174 |

AAE 3542** | Flight Vehicle Structures I | 3 | Au | see course catalog |

AAE 3543** | Flight Vehicle Structures II | 3 | Sp | AAE 3542 |

AAE 3570** | One Dimensional Gas Dynamics | 3 | Sp | AAE 3560 |

AAE 3580** | Heat Transfer | 3 | Sp | AAE 3560 |

AAE 3581** | Numerical Methods in Aerospace Engineering | 3 | Au | Math 2174 or 2415 |

AAE 4550** | Principles of Flight Vehicle Propulsion | 3 | Au | AAE 3570 |

AAE 5610** | Helicopter Aerodynamics | 3 | Au | AAE 3570 |

AAE 5612** | Aircraft Performance & Flight Test Engineering | 3 | Sp | AAE 3570, 3520 |

AAE 5615** | Intro to Computational Aerodynamics | 3 | Au | AAE 3570, 3581 |

AAE 5626** | Orbital Mechanics for Engineers | 3 | Au | AAE 3520, ME 2030 |

** Contact Lindsey Thaler (thaler.21@osu.edu) AFTER your enrollment appointment begins to schedule the class

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering |
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Required Courses (27 hours): | ||||

Course # | Name | Hours | Term | Prereqs |

ChBE 2200 | Process Fundamentals | 4 | Au, Sp | Chem 1220,Eng 1182,concur: Math 2174 |

ChBE 2420 | Transport Phenomena I | 4 | Au, Sp | ChBE 2200, Math 2174 |

ChBE 3508 | Thermodynamics | 4 | Au, Sp | concur: ChBE 2420 |

ChBE 3521 | Transport Phenomena II | 4 | Au, Sp | ChBE 2420 |

ChBE 3610 | Kinetics and Reactor Design | 4 | Au, Sp | ChBE 3521, 3508, or Chem 4310 |

ChBE 4760 | Chemical Eng Economy & Strategy | 4 | Au, Sp | ChBE 3610 |

ChBE 5713 | Fuel Cells & Catalysis | 3 | TBA | ChBE 3508 or 3610 |

Computer Science and Enginering |
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Required Courses (15 hours): | ||||

Course # | Name | Hours | Term | Prereqs |

CSE 2221 | Software I: Software Components | 4 | Au,Sp,Su | Math 1151, CSE 1222 |

CSE 2231* | Software II: Software Development & Design | 4 | Au,Sp,Su | CSE 2221, co-req: 2321 |

CSE 2321* | Foundations I: Discrete Structures | 3 | Au,Sp,Su | CSE 2221, co-req: 2231 |

CSE 2421* | Systems I: Introduction to Low-Level Programming | 4 | Au, Sp, Su | CSE 2231, 2321 |

Plus at least 12 credit hours of electives from the following: | ||||

CSE 2122 | Data Structures Using C++ | 3 | Sp,Su | CSE 1222 |

CSE 2331* | Foundations II: Data Structures and Algorithms | 3 | Au,Sp,Su | CSE 2231, 2321, Stat 3470, co-req: Math 3345 |

CSE 2431* | Systems II: Introduction to Database Systems | 3 | Au,Sp,Su | CSE 2421 |

CSE 3241* | Introduction to Database Systems | 3 | Au,Sp,Su | CSE 2231, 2321 |

CSE 3461* | Computer Networking and Internet Technologies | 3 | Au, Sp | CSE 2421, 2431 |

CSE 4251* | The UNIX Programming Environment | 1 | Au,Sp,May | CSE 2231 |

CSE 4252* | Programming in C++ | 1 | Au,Sp,May | CSE 2231 |

CSE 4253* | Programming in C# | 1 | Au,Sp,May | CSE 2231 |

CSE 4254* | Programming in Lisp | 1 | Au, Sp | CSE 2231 |

* The enrollment of these courses is controlled by the CSE advising office. To enroll, please add yourself to the waitlist for the section you want and then send an email to ugadvising@cse.ohio-state.edu to let them know which class you've waitlisted and they will help you with the rest. Be sure to mention in your email that you are an Engineering Physics major.

Electrical and Computer Engineering |
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Required Courses (12 hours): | ||||

Course | Name | Hrs | Term | Prereqs |

ECE 2020* | Introduction to Analog Systems & Circuits | 3 | Au, Sp | Math 1172,Phys 1250,CSE 1222,Eng 1182 |

ECE 2060* | Introduction to Digital Logic | 3 | Au, Sp | Math 1172,Phys 1250,CSE 1222,Engr 1182 |

ECE 2050* | Introduction to Discrete Time Signals & Systems | 3 | Au, Sp | ECE 2060; concur: Math 2174 or 2568 |

ECE 3020 | Intro to Electronics | 3 | Au, Sp | ECE 2020 |

Plus at least 15 credit hours of electives from the following (including 2 of the labs below): | ||||

ECE 2560 | Microcontroller-Based Systems | 2 | Au, Sp | ECE 2060, CSE 1222 |

ECE 3030 | Semiconductor Electronic Devices | 3 | Au, Sp | ECE 2020, Phys 1251, Chem 1250, concur: Math 2174 or 2415 |

ECE 3040 | Sustainable Energy & Power Systems | 3 | Au, Sp | ECE 2020 |

ECE 3050 | Signals & Systems | 3 | Au, Sp | ECE 2020, 2050, 2060; Math 2568; concur: Math 2415 |

ECE 3561 | Advanced Digital Design | 3 | Au, Sp | ECE 2060, concur: 3020 |

ECE 3551 | Intro to Feedback Controls Systems | 3 | Au, Sp | ECE 3050 |

ECE 5000 | Intro to Analog & Digital Comm. | 3 | Au, Sp | Physics 3700, ECE 3050 |

Labs (choose 2 for toward your electives): | ||||

ECE 3027 | Electronics Laboratory | 1 | Au, Sp | ECE 2020 and 3020 |

ECE 3047 | Sustainable Energy Conversion Lab | 1 | Au, Sp, Su | ECE 3040 |

ECE 3557 | Control Systems Lab | 1 | Au, Sp | concur: ECE 3551 |

ECE 3567 | Microcontroller Lab | 1 | Au, Sp, Su | ECE 2560 or CSE 2421 |

ECE 5007 | Communications Laboratory | 0.5 | Sp | concur: ECE 5000 |

ECE 5037 | Solid State Microelectronics Laboratory | 4 | Au | concur: ECE 3030 |

ECE 5207 | Real-Time Digital Signal Process. Lab | 0.5 | Sp | ECE 5200 and Math 2568 |

* During the 2016-2017 academic year, ECE 2000-2100 will be replaced with the ECE 2020-2050-2060 sequence. There are currently four ways to complete the introductory sequence:

1. ECE 2000-2100 (students who started and completed the old sequence)

2. ECE 2000-2104-2020 (students who started the old sequence and are finishing with the new sequence AND are taking ECE 2104 when it’s offered during autumn 2016)

3. ECE 2000-2050-2020 (students who started the old sequence and are finishing with the new sequence and DID NOT take ECE 2104 when it was offered during autumn 2016)

4. ECE 2020-2050-2060 (students who started and completed the new sequence)

Integrated Systems Engineering |
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Required Courses (27 hours): | ||||

Course # | Name | Hours | Term | Prereqs |

ISE 2400 | Methods & Measurements | 2 | Au, Sp | Rank 2 |

ISE 2500 | Intro to Manufacturing Eng. | 3 | Au, Sp | |

ISE 3200 | Optimization for Enterprise Sysms | 3 | Au, Sp | Math 2174, CSE 1222 |

ISE 3600 | Workplace Ergonomics | 3 | Au, Sp | Stats 3470; ISE 2040 |

ISE 3210 | Opitmization for Systems Design | 3 | Au, Sp | Math 2174, CSE 1222, ISE 3200 |

ISE 3400 | Production Planning | 4 | Au, Sp | Math 2174, Stat 3470 |

ISE 3700 | Cognitive Engineering Systems | 3 | Au, Sp | Rank 3 |

ISE 3800 | Engineering Project Management | 3 | Au, Sp | Rank 3 |

ISE 4120 | Quality Control & Improvement | 3 | Au, Sp | Stats 3470 |

Materials Science and Engineering |
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Required Courses (14 hours): | ||||

Course # | Name | Hours | Term | Prereqs |

MSE 2010 | Intro to Eng. Materials | 3 | Au, Sp | Phy 1250, Math 1151, Chem 1210 |

MSE 2241 | Structure & Characterization | 3 | Sp | MSE 2010 |

MSE 2331 | Structure & Characterization Lab | 2 | Sp | MSE 2010, 2241 (or concur) |

MSE 2251 | Thermodynamics of Materials | 3 | Sp | MSE 2010 |

MSE 3141 | Transformation & Processing of Materials | 3 | Au | MSE 2251, 2241 |

Plus at least 13 credit hours of electives from the following: | ||||

MSE 3151 | Transport Phenomena & Kinetics | 3 | Au | MSE 2010; 2241, Math 2174 |

MSE 3271 | Electronic Properities | 3 | Sp | MSE 2010, Phy 1251 |

MSE 3331 | MSE Lab I | 2 | Au | MSE 2331 |

MSE 3332 | MSE Lab II | 2 | Sp | MSE 3331 |

MSE 4181 | Materials Selection | 2 | Au | Senior Standing |

MSE 5431 | Advanced Metals Lab | 1 | Au | MSE 2241, 2331, 3141, 5441 |

MSE 5451 | Process Mettallurgy | 3 | Sp | MSe 2251, 3351 |

MSE 5531 | Ceramics Processing Lab | 1 | Au | Senior Standing |

MSE 5532 | Electronic, Optical, & Magnetic Lab | 1 | Au | MSE 2010, 2241, 3271 |

MSE 5951 | Corrosion & Failure Analysis | 3 | Sp | Senior Standing |

Mechanical Engineering |
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Required Course (2 hours): | ||||

Course # | Name | Hours | Term | Prereqs |

ME 2010 | Statics | 2 | Au, Sp | Eng 1182, Phy 1250, Math 1172 |

Plus at least 25 credit hours of electives from the following: | ||||

ME 2020 | Intro to Mechanics of Materials | 3 | Au, Sp | ME 2010 |

ME 2030 | Dynamics | 3 | Au, Sp | ME 2010 |

ME 2850.01** | Numerical Methods in Mech. Eng. | 3 | Au, Sp | Math 2173 |

ME 2900** | Intro to Design in Mech. Eng. | 3 | Au | ME 2010; Math 2173 |

ME 3501** | Intro to Engineering Thermodynamics | 3 | Au, Sp | ME 2900, 2850, Chem 1250 or 1220 |

ME 3503** | Intro to Fluid Mechanics | 3 | Au, Sp | ME 3501, ME 2850 |

ME 3260** | System Dynamics & Vibrations | 3 | Au, Sp | ME 2850, ECE 2300 |

ME 3360** | System Integration & Control | 3 | Au, Sp | ME 3260 or 3261; concur 3503 |

ME 3670** | Design & Anlys of Machine Elements I | 2 | Au, Sp | ME 2020, 2030, 2900, 2850 |

ME 3751** | Kinematics & Mechanism Design | 2 | Au, Sp | ME 2030, 2900 |

ME 3671** | Design & Anyls of Machine Elements II | 3 | Au, Sp | ME 3670 and 3751 |

ME 4505 | Intro to Nuclear Science & Engineering | 3 | Au, Sp | Math 2173, Phy 1251 |

ME 4510** | Heat Transfer | 3 | Au, Sp | ME 3503 |

ME 5139** | Applied Finite Element Method | 3 | Au, Sp | ME 2020 or 2040 |

ME 5339** | Control System Analysis & Design | 3 | Au | ME 3360 |

ME 5372** | Design & Control of Mechatronic Systms | 3 | Au | ME 3360 |

ME 5512** | Design of Heat Exchangers | 2 | Au | ME 4510 |

ME 5530** | Internal Combustion Engines | 3 | Au | ME 3501 or 3500 |

ME 5682** | Fundamentals of Product Design Eng. | 3 | Au, Sp | Senior Standing |

** Contact Lindsey Thaler (thaler.21@osu.edu) AFTER your enrollment appointment begins to schedule the class

Nuclear Engineering |
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Required Courses (12 hours): | ||||

Course # | Name | Hours | Terms | Prereqs |

ME 3500 | Eng. Thermal Sciences | 3 | Au, Sp | Math 2174, Phy 1251 |

NE 4505 | Intro to Nuclear Science and Eng. | 3 | Au, Sp | Math 2173, Phy 1251 |

NE 5606 | Radiation Protection & Shielding | 3 | Au, Sp | Math 2173, Phy 1250 |

NE 4536 | Nuclear Reactor Systems | 3 | Sp | NE 4505, ME 3500 |

Plus at least 15 credit hours of electives from the following: | ||||

NE 4506 | Undergrad Nuclear Eng Lab | 3 | Au | NE 4505 |

NE 5610 | Reactor Safety | 3 | Sp | NE 4505 |

NE 6716 | Probabilistic Reliability & Safety Assessment | 3 | Au | NE 4505 |

NE 5735 | Nuclear Power Plant Operations | 3 | Sp | NE 4505 |

NE 5742 | Nuclear Radiation & Measurements | 3 | Sp | Math 2173/2153 |

NE 5776 | Nuclear Fuel Cycle & Radioactive Waste | 3 | Au (even yrs) | NE 4505 |

NE 6507 | Intermediate Numerical Methods | 3 | Sp | Math 2174 |

NE 6536 | Nuclear Reactor Systems & Analysis | 3 | Sp | NE 4505, ME 3501 |

NE 6537 | Nuclear Reactor Thermal Hydraulics | 3 | Au (odd yrs) | NE 6536 |

NE 6708 | Reactor Theory | 3 | Au | NE 4505 |

NE 6725 | Reactor Dynamics | 2 | Au | NE 6708 |

NE 6726 | Reactor Dynamics Lab | 2 | Sp | NE 6708 |

NE 6750 | Nuclear Materials | 2 | Sp |