Engineering Physics: Engineering Physics

The Engineering Physics specialization emphasizes the application of basic scientific principles to the design of equipment, which includes electronic and electro-mechanical systems, for use in measurements, communications, and data acquisition.


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Program Description

Also known as Applied Physics, the Engineering Physics specialization track is designed to give students a broad background in physics while at the same time relating this background to applications used in technology-based industries including optical and material sciences. The study of Engineering Physics emphasizes the application of basic scientific principles to the design of equipment, which includes electronic and electro-mechanical systems, for use in measurements, communications, and data acquisition.

Career Opportunities

Physics graduates will be able to work in a variety of settings following their undergraduate work. They can enter the job force and work in academia, industry, government or medical settings. Those with an engineering physics background are eligible for entry-level jobs as engineers in organizations such as the Department of Defense, NASA, and the various national labs. Additional examples of career paths for physics graduates include:

  • Research Scientist
  • Metallurgist
  • Engineer
  • Seismic Interpreter
  • Geophysicist/field seismologist

Department Contact:

Dr. Alan Schrock
Department Chair
Physics
Building 58, Room 101
aschrock@uwf.edu
850.474.2948

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