New: B.S. (Engineering Concentration)

The program is designed for motivated students who have dual interests in physics and engineering. This program prepares undergraduate students for careers as professional physicists in industrial, university, and government laboratory settings. Students successfully completing this degree program will have satisfied the standard undergraduate requirements for admission to graduate programs in physics and engineering.

For course requirements, please refer to FIU physics undergraduate program catalogue. Engineering concentration is on page 1 of the catalogue.

Lower Division Preparation

These are required courses/common prerequisites (30)

Course Description Credits Prerquisite Offered
CHM 1045 General Chemistry I 3 None Fa, Sp, Sum
CHM 1045L General Chemistry Lab I 1 CHM 1045 (co) Fa, Sp, Sum
CHM 1046 General Chemistry II 3 CHM 1045, CHM 1045L Fa, Sp, Sum
CHM 1046L General Chemistry Lab II 1 CHM 1046 (co) Fa, Sp, Sum
MAC 2311 Calculus I 4 MAC 1114 or MAC 2147 or placement test Fa, Sp, Sum
MAC 2312 Calculus II 4 MAC 2311 Fa, Sp, Sum
MAC 2313 Multivariable Calculus 4 MAC 2312 Fa, Sp, Sum
PHY 2048 Physics with Calculus I 4 MAC 2311 (pre or co) Fa, Sp, Sum
PHY 2048L General Physics Lab I 1 PHY 2048 (pre or co) Fa, Sp, Sum
PHY 2049 Physics with Calculus II 4 PHY 2048 Fa, Sp, Sum
PHY 2049L General Physics Lab II 1 PHY 2049 (pre or co) Fa, Sp, Sum

To qualify for adminssion into the program, FIU undergraduates must have met all lower division requirements including CLAST, completed 60 semester hours, and must be otherwise acceptable into the program.

Additional Lower Division Requirements (4)

Course Description Credits Prerquisite Offered
PHY 1033 First-Year Physics Seminar 1 None Fa, Sp
MAP 2302 Differential Equations 3 MAC 2312 Fa, Sp, Sum

Upper Division Program (60 total hours, 40 hours must be 3000 level or above)

Below are the required upper division courses

Course Description Credits Prerquisite Offered
PHY 3106 Modern Physics I 3 PHY 2049 Fa, Sp
PHY 3802L Intermediate Physics Lab I 3 PHY 3106 (pre or co) Fa, Sp
PHY 3513 Thermodynamics 3 PHY 2048, PHY 2049 Fa
PHY 4221 Intermediate Classical Mechanics I 4 MAC 2313,PHY 2048, PHY 2049 Fa
PHY 4323 Intermediate Electromagnetism I 3 MAC 2313,PHY 2048, PHY 2049 Fa
PHY 4604 Quantum Mechanics I 3 PHY 3107, MAP 2302, MAC 2313, PHY 2049 Fa
PHY 4821L Advanced Physics Lab 3 PHY 2048, PHY 2049 Sp
Approved Engineering Courses 18
Physics, Math, or Engineering Electives 12
Electives 8

Approved Engineering Courses

Course Description Credits
EEL 2880 Applied Software Techniques in Engineering3
EEE 3303 Electronics I3
EEE 3303L Electronics I Laboratory1
EEE 4202C Medical Instrumentation Design4
EEL 3110 Circuit Analysis3
EEL 3110L Circuits Lab1
EEL 3120 Introduction to Linear Systems in Engineering3
EEL 3135 Signals And Systems3
EEL 3160 Computer Applications in Electrical Engineering3
EEL 3712Logic Design I3
EEL 3712LLogic Design I Lab1
EEL 4213Power Systems I3
EEL 4213LEnergy Conversion Lab1
EEL 4410Introduction to Fields and Waves3
EEL 4709CComputer Design3
EEL 4730Programming Embedded Systems3
EEL 4740Embedded Computing Systems3
EEL 4920Senior Design I: Ethics, Communications, and Constraints2
EEL 4921CSenior Design II: Project Implementation 2
EIN 3235Evaluation of Engineering Data I3
EGN 3311Statics3
EGN 3321Dynamics3
EGN 3365Materials in Engineering3
EGN 3613Engineering Economy3
EMA 3702Mechanics and Materials Science3
EMA 3702LMechanics and Materials Science Lab1
EML 3126Transport Phenomena3
EML 3222Systems Dynamics3
EML 3450Energy Systems3
EML 3500Mechanical Design I3
EML 4501Mechanical Design II3
EML 4140Heat Transfer3
EML 4702Fluid Dynamics3
EML 4706Design of Thermal and Fluid Systems3