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BS in Engineering Physics

Shorelight - University of Pacific, United States

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Next enrollment cycle

November 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 53,200

Course Accredited By

ABET

  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 30% scholarship
Engineering physics is a cross-functional major that bridges the gap between applied science and practical engineering.
  • It's both experimental and theoretical as it emphasizes research and development while also focusing on the design and analysis of complex problems. 
  • At Pacific, the engineering physics curriculum combines depth in mathematics and physics beyond other engineering majors, which prepares students for success in all technical fields. Working alongside faculty advisors, students personalize their study plans to fit their academic and career goals. 
  • All engineering physics students complete a senior design project, which provides an opportunity to apply engineering fundamentals and design methods to the solution of a real-world problem. Example projects include:
  • A solar-powered boat
  • A three-foot-tall tour-guide robot
  • A magnetic levitation system
  • An autonomous algae detection drone
  • A remote power wind station.

Enrollment Cycles

  • November 2022
  • April 2023
  • July 2023

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

  • PSE (3 Terms) 0.0 - 3.5
  • PSE (2 Terms) 4
  • PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.0
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5

TOEFL

  • PSE (3 Terms) Below 40
  • PSE (2 Terms) 40
  • PSE (1 Term) 50
  • ID (2 Terms) 80
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68

Duolingo

  • PSE (3 Terms) 50
  • PSE (2 Terms) 60
  • PSE (1 Term) 70
  • ID (2 Terms) 110
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80
  • AAP (2 Terms) 90

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 
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms NA
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms NA
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms NA

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • PSE (3 Terms) 0.0 - 3.5
  • PSE (2 Terms) 4
  • PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.0
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5

TOEFL

  • PSE (3 Terms) Below 40
  • PSE (2 Terms) 40
  • PSE (1 Term) 50
  • ID (2 Terms) 80
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68

Duolingo

  • PSE (3 Terms) 50
  • PSE (2 Terms) 60
  • PSE (1 Term) 70
  • ID (2 Terms) 110
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80
  • AAP (2 Terms) 90

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

  • PSE (3 Terms) 0.0 - 3.5
  • PSE (2 Terms) 4
  • PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.0
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5

TOEFL

  • PSE (3 Terms) Below 40
  • PSE (2 Terms) 40
  • PSE (1 Term) 50
  • ID (2 Terms) 80
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68

Duolingo

  • PSE (3 Terms) 50
  • PSE (2 Terms) 60
  • PSE (1 Term) 70
  • ID (2 Terms) 110
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80
  • AAP (2 Terms) 90

UNITED KINGDOM

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

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • PSE (3 Terms) 0.0 - 3.5
  • PSE (2 Terms) 4
  • PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.0
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5

TOEFL

  • PSE (3 Terms) Below 40
  • PSE (2 Terms) 40
  • PSE (1 Term) 50
  • ID (2 Terms) 80
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68

Duolingo

  • PSE (3 Terms) 50
  • PSE (2 Terms) 60
  • PSE (1 Term) 70
  • ID (2 Terms) 110
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80
  • AAP (2 Terms) 90

BTEC

  • (BTEC) 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

  • PSE (3 Terms) 0.0 - 3.5
  • PSE (2 Terms) 4
  • PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.0
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5

TOEFL

  • PSE (3 Terms) Below 40
  • PSE (2 Terms) 40
  • PSE (1 Term) 50
  • ID (2 Terms) 80
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68

Duolingo

  • PSE (3 Terms) 50
  • PSE (2 Terms) 60
  • PSE (1 Term) 70
  • ID (2 Terms) 110
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80
  • AAP (2 Terms) 90

GCSE/IGCSE/GCE O-LEVEL

  • 5 college preparatory subjects passed;
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms D or 3
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms D or 3
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms C or 4

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • PSE (3 Terms) 0.0 - 3.5
  • PSE (2 Terms) 4
  • PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.0
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5

TOEFL

  • PSE (3 Terms) Below 40
  • PSE (2 Terms) 40
  • PSE (1 Term) 50
  • ID (2 Terms) 80
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68

Duolingo

  • PSE (3 Terms) 50
  • PSE (2 Terms) 60
  • PSE (1 Term) 70
  • ID (2 Terms) 110
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80
  • AAP (2 Terms) 90

Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics

  • Students must complete a minimum of 120 units of academic work and a minimum of 32 units of Cooperative Education in order to earn the bachelor of science in engineering physics.

I. General Education Requirements

A. CORE Seminars (2 courses)

  • CORE 001 Problem Solving & Oral Comm
  • CORE 002 Writing and Critical Thinking

B. Breadth Requirement (7 courses, at least 3 units each)

At least one course from each of the following areas:

  • Artistic Process & Creation
  • Civic & Global Responsibility
  • Language & Narratives
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Scientific Inquiry
  • Social Inquiry
  • World Perspectives & Ethics

C. Diversity and Inclusion Requirement

  • All students must complete Diversity and Inclusion coursework (at least 3 units)

D. Fundamental Skills

Students must demonstrate competence in: 

  • Writing
  • Quantitative Analysis (Math)
  • II. Major Requirements
  • Mathematics and Science (minimum of 30 units)
  • ECPE 127 Random Signals 3 hrs
  • MATH 051 Calculus I 4 hrs
  • MATH 053 Calculus II 4 hrs
  • MATH 055 Calculus III 4 hrs
  • MATH 057 Applied Differential Equations I: ODEs 4 hrs

Select one of the following Chemistry courses:  4-5 hrs 

  • CHEM 024
  • Fundamentals of Chem
  • CHEM 025
  • General Chemistry
  • CHEM 027
  • General Chemistry
  • PHYS 053 Principles of Physics I 5 hrs
  • PHYS 055 Principles of Physics II 5 hrs
  • Engineering Science

Select one of the following: 3-4 hrs 

  • COMP 051
  • Introduction to Computer Science
  • ENGR 019

Computer Applications in Engineering 

  • ECPE 041 Circuits 3hrs
  • ECPE 041L Circuits Laboratory 1 hrs
  • ECPE 071 Digital Design 3 hrs
  • ECPE 071L Digital Design Lab 1 hrs
  • ENGR 010 Dean's Seminar 1 hrs
  • ENGR 020 Engineering Mechanics I (Statics) 3 hrs
  • ENGR 030 Engineering and Computing Ethics in Society 3 hrs
  • ENGR 045 & 045L Materials Engineering and Materials Engineering Lab 4 hrs

Engineering Physics Core 

  • ECPE 121 Digital Signal Processing 4hrs
  • ECPE 131 Electronics 3hrs
  • ECPE 131L Electronics Lab 1
  • ENGR 025 Professional Practice Seminar 1
  • ENGR 120 Engineering Mechanics II (Dynamics) 3 hrs
  • EPHY 195 Senior Project I 2 hrs  or ECPE 195 Senior Project I hrs
  • EPHY 196 Senior Project II 2 or ECPE 196 Senior Project II
  • PHYS 057 Modern Physics 4 hrs

Select one of the following: 4 hrs 

EPHY 144

  • Applied Electromagnetics  or ECPE 144
  • Applied Electromagnetics

PHYS 101

  • Electricity and Magnetism

Select one of the following: 3-4 hrs 

  • ENGR 122
  • Thermodynamics I
  • PHYS 161
  • Thermal Physics
  • Technical Electives
  • Electives: Five Courses From Technical Electives Options 15-21 hrs
  • Physics Electives

Select one of the following: 

  • PHYS 102
  • Electrodynamics
  • PHYS 105
  • Optics
  • PHYS 127
  • Computational Physics
  • PHYS 137
  • Mathematical Physics
  • PHYS 141
  • Cosmology
  • PHYS 151
  • Advanced Physics Laboratory
  • PHYS 170
  • Solid State Devices
  • PHYS 181
  • Classical Mechanics
  • PHYS 183
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • PHYS 191
  • Independent Study
  • PHYS 197
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Engineering Electives
  • Select two 100 or 200 level BENG, CIVL, COMP, ECPE, ENGR, EMGT, EPHY or MECH courses
  • Math Elective

Select one of the following: 

MATH 075

  • Introduction to Linear Algebra

MATH 110

  • Numerical Analysis

MATH 145

  • Applied Linear Algebra

MATH 148

  • Cryptography

MATH 152

  • Vector Analysis

MATH 157

  • Applied Differential Equations II

MATH 174

  • Graph Theory

Cooperative Education - Minimum 32 units that include: 

  • ENGR 181 Professional Practice 1-16 hrs
  • ENGR 182 Professional Practice 1-16 hrs
  • ENGR 183 Professional Practice 1-16hrs
  • AP CHEM scores of 4 or 5, or IB CHEM Higher Level scores of 5, 6, or 7, will satisfy the elective
  • Excluding: COMP 187, ENGR 181, ENGR 182, and ENGR 183

 

  • Typical cost for two semesters $71,555
  • Tuition $53,200 
  • Housing $10,290
  • Dining $6,065 
  • Other $2,00

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