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Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering & Physics

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering & Physics


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.

Innovative Curriculum

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.

Students have the option of selecting from several minors to complement their degree and personalize their path. Students can select from minors in the department, in other engineering departments, or from across the university.

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.

Experiential Learning

Experiential learning is the heart of a Northeastern education, combining rigorous coursework with hands-on experience in the classroom, in the lab, and in the field—locally and abroad. With our signature cooperative education (co-op) program, students typically gain six months of work experience integrated as part of the educational program. Both five-year, three-co-op and four-year, two-co-op program options are available.

Academic Advising

For support with academic questions, contact the academic advisor assigned to this program.

Admissions & Aid

Ready to take the next step? Review Degree Requirements to see courses needed to complete this degree. Then, explore ways to pay for your education. Finally, review Admissions Information to see our deadlines and gather the materials you need to Apply.