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4 years
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Discover the intersection between research and technology with a degree in engineering physics and find elegant solutions to modern-day issues.
From advancing state-of-the-art processes in the semiconductor industry to developing computer software for simulating exotic phenomena, engineering physicists are helping to expand the frontiers of both basic science and high technology. The diversity of work conducted by engineering physicists occurs because physical science and engineering disciplines are based, to a large extent, on physics principles. A bachelor's degree in engineering physics also prepares students for graduate work in astrophysics, biophysics, computational physics, medical physics and other subfields and interdisciplinary fields in physics.

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Why Earn a Engineering Physics Degree?

UNT's Bachelor of Science in Physics with a concentration in engineering physics not only gives you the strong math, problem solving and analytical skills needed to study the structure and interaction of matter and energy but also provides you the opportunity to bridge the gap between science and engineering. Student will have a solid understanding of physics principles and know how to apply them to solve engineering problems. You will become an engineer who can make things work and also understands how they work.

Marketable Skills
  • Solve open-ended problems
  • Apply structured scientific methods
  • Analyze data for complex problems
  • Communicate complex information effectively
  • Work independently to meet deadlines

Engineering Physics Degree Highlights

UNT's experienced Physics faculty are actively involved in path-finding research. Our undergraduate physics students often participate in pathfinding research projects.
Because of this research activity, undergraduates are often involved in groundbreaking projects conducted in our state-of-the-art facilities.
The low student-to-faculty ratio in upper-level courses allows you to receive personal attention from faculty members and to interact closely with your peers.
You can meet others who share your interest in physics through the Society of Physics Students. The organization conducts field trips and invites guest speakers to meetings.
The department’s weekly Physics Colloquium presents research overviews and descriptions of work by leading professionals in the field.
UNT Physics students have a wide range of available physics jobs while studying for their undergraduate degree.

Career Outlook

Physicists use math, problem solving experience, analytical skills and their imaginations to study the structure and interaction of matter and energy — the way things work. This information is important in:

  • Energy research such as the development of superbatteries and solar cells
  • Medical diagnostics and therapy
  • Science-enabled education, law practice, technology business and journalism
  • Semiconductor and photonics technology
  • Space and atmospheric sciences

Graduates are employed in various research and management careers in business, education, the armed forces, the government, national laboratories and NASA. For example, you may work for a company that develops new electronic devices, teach high school physics or work for a research laboratory furthering the exploration and use of space.

A major in Physics can also prepare you for medical school or a graduate program in Physics or a related field.

Engineering Physics Degree Courses You Could Take

Signals and Systems (3 hrs)
Elementary concepts of continuous-time and discrete-time signals and systems. Linear time-invariant (LTI) systems, impulse response, convolution, Fourier series, Fourier transforms and frequency-domain analysis of LTI systems. Laplace transforms, z-transforms and rational function descriptions of LTI systems.
Computer Organization (3 hrs)
Principles of computer system organization, instruction sets, computer arithmetic, data and control paths, memory hierarchies.
Digital Logic Design (3 hrs)
History and overview; switching theory; combinational logic circuits; modular design of combinational circuits; memory elements; sequential logic circuits; digital system design; fault models and testing.
Experimental Physics I (3 hrs)
Laboratory experience via use of research-quality instruments. Modern experiments in solid state, nuclear, atomic and molecular physics. Topics, which may vary, cover recent developments in modern physics suitable for advanced undergraduates and graduate students.
Advanced Photonics for Microscopy and Spectroscopy (3 hrs)
This comprehensive course on Photonics Application of ultrafast optics for microscopy and spectroscopy introduces students to both the theory and practical use of modern microscopes. The course features lectures on the basic physical principles behind the most common modern microscopy techniques.
Modern Physics (3 hrs)
Relativity, quantum physics, atomic structure, properties of matter and nuclear physics.

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