The combined major combines a major in physics from the Department of Physics in the College of Science with the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree from the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. A combined major in Mechanical Engineering and Physics provides students with the opportunity to (1) design the world around them, using creativity, quantitative analysis and well-grounded principles and (2) pursue additional intellectual depth by understanding the natural phenomena and mathematical fundamentals on which those principles are based. A graduate of this major would address challenges and problems not only by applying a current toolset of knowledge, but by exploring the underpinnings of those tools, to develop next generation solutions.
In this program, students take all the required technical courses for a Mechanical Engineering major, with the addition of several intermediate- and upper-level physics courses, including physics experimentation and an advanced physics elective.
The Accelerated Master’s Degree PlusOne program allows current undergraduate students to accelerate the attainment of the master’s degree by applying graduate credits taken as an undergraduate toward both the undergraduate and graduate degrees. Current students apply to enroll in the PlusOne program. Students attain their bachelor’s degree followed by a PlusOne year to complete the master’s degree.
Students currently earning a BS in Mechanical Engineering & Physics can select from the PlusOne pathways available for BS in Mechanical Engineering students.
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