BS in Engineering Physics

Shorelight - University of Illinois at Chicago, United States

bs-in-engineering-physics

Next enrollment cycle

December 2021

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First Year Course Fee

USD 33,000

Course Accredited By

ABET

  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 30% scholarship
Engineering is an application of scientific principles to solve real-world problems. Engineering physicists are engaged more deeply on the scientific end than most.
  • With UIC’s engineering physics major, you will develop a command of physics that will make you especially competitive in roles that require an understanding of science and theory, such as research and development positions.
  • Engineering physics majors take nine physics courses. After completing General Physics I (which focuses on mechanics) and General Physics II (which is about electricity and magnetism), EP majors delve the scientific method, quantum theory, waves, thermal physics, quantum and theoretical mechanics, experimental physics, and other topics.
  • If scientific inquiry—the research that will fuel the next generation of engineering advances—is your area of interest, an engineering physics major is a rewarding choice.

Enrollment Cycles

  • December 2021
  • September 2022
  • April 2022
  • July 2022

KENYA

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms C /7
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms C /7
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms B-/8

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5 No sub-score below 6.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 No subscore below 5.0

TOEFL

  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 No subscore below 16
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 No subscore below 12
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 No subscore below 14

UGANDA

  • Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education with a minimum of 2 Principal Passing grades of D or higher and at least 1 subsidiary pass in a college preparatory subject. In addition, Uganda Certificate of Education with a C (7) average or higher or General Certificate of Education Level (O Level) Examination Certificate with 5 academic subjects passed is required.
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms C7
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms C7
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms B5

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5 No sub-score below 6.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 No subscore below 5.0

TOEFL

  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 No subscore below 16
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 No subscore below 12
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 No subscore below 14

TANZANIA

  • Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms E/5
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms E/5
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms D/4

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5 No sub-score below 6.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 No subscore below 5.0

TOEFL

  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 No subscore below 16
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 No subscore below 12
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 No subscore below 14

UNITED KINGDOM

  • See GCE criteria
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms GCE
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms GCE
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms GCE

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5 No sub-score below 6.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 No subscore below 5.0

TOEFL

  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 No subscore below 16
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 No subscore below 12
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 No subscore below 14

BTEC

  • (BTEC) National Extended Diploma (Level 3)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms 96 UCAS Points or MMM Grade

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5 No sub-score below 6.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 No subscore below 5.0

TOEFL

  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 No subscore below 16
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 No subscore below 12
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 No subscore below 14

GCSE/IGCSE/GCE O-LEVEL

  • 5 college preparatory subjects passed; Students must also meet the minimum age requirement of the university
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms B or 4
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms NA
  • 5 college preparatory subjects passed; Students must also meet the minimum age requirement of the university.
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms B or 4

English Requirements

Certificate IELTS

  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5 No sub-score below 6.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 No subscore below 5.0

TOEFL

  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 No subscore below 16
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 No subscore below 12
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 No subscore below 14
  • Sample Course Schedule
  • Plan of Study Grid
  • Freshman Year

FIRST SEMESTER HOURS

  • MATH 180 Calculus I 4 hrs
  • CHEM 122 General Chemistry I Lecture 4 hrs
  • CHEM 123 General Chemistry Laboratory I 1 hrs
  • ENGL 160 Academic Writing I: Writing in Academic and Public Contexts 3 hrs
  • General Education Core course 3 hrs
  • ENGR 100 Engineering Orientation a 1 hrs

Hours 15

SECOND SEMESTER

  • ECE 115 Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering 4 hrs
  • MATH 181 Calculus II 4 hrs
  • PHYS 141 General Physics I (Mechanics) 4 hrs
  • ENGL 161 Academic Writing II: Writing for Inquiry and Research 3 hrs

Hours 15

Sophomore Year

FIRST SEMESTER

  • MATH 210 Calculus III 3 hrs
  • PHYS 142 General Physics II (Electricity and Magnetism) 4 hrs
  • CME 260 Properties of Materials 3 hrs
  • CS 107 Introduction to Computing and Programming 4 hrs
  • General Education Core course 3 hrs

Hours 17

SECOND SEMESTER

  • MATH 220 Introduction to Differential Equations 3 hrs
  • PHYS 215 Computational and Mathematical Methods for the Physical Sciences 4 hrs
  • PHYS 240 Fundamentals of Modern Quantum Theory 3 hrs
  • PHYS 245 Introduction to Vibrations, Waves, and Thermal Physics 4 hrs
  • General Education Core course 3 hrs

Hours 17

Junior Year

FIRST SEMESTER

  • ECE 225 Circuit Analysis 4 hrs
  • ECE 346 Solid State Device Theory 4 hrs
  • ME 211 Fluid Mechanics I 4 hrs
  • Mathematics Elective 3 hrs
  • Hours 15 hrs

SECOND SEMESTER

  • ECE 310 Discrete and Continuous Signals and Systems 3 hrs
  • BIOE 450
    or PHYS 450
  • Molecular Biophysics of the Cell
    or Molecular Biophysics of the Cell
    4
  • PHYS 441 Theoretical Mechanics 4 hrs
  • PHYS 481 Modern Experimental Physics I 4 hrs
  • PHYS 499 Survey of Physics Problems 1 hrs

Hours 16

Senior Year

FIRST SEMESTER

  • PHYS 411 Quantum Mechanics I 4hrs
  • ECE 322 Introduction to Electromagnetics and Applications 4 hrs
  • ECE 396 Senior Design I 2 hrs
  • Technical Elective 3 hrs
  • General Education Core course 3 hrs

Hours 16

SECOND SEMESTER

  • ECE 440 Nanoelectronics 3 hrs
  • Technical Elective 3 hrs
  • Technical Elective 3 hrs
  • ECE 421 Introduction to Antennas and Wireless Propagation 3 hrs
  • ECE 397 Senior Design II 2 hrs
  • General Education Core course 3 hrs
    Hours 17 hrs
  • Total Hours 128
  • ENGR 100 is one-semester-hour course, but does not count toward the total hours required for graduation.
  • Typical cost for two semesters $52,300 
  • Tuition $33,000 
  • Housing $13,000 
  • Dining $4,300 
  • Other $2,000

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