# B.S. in Engineering Physics

The Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics is designed to produce graduates with the knowledge and skills of both scientists and engineers. Combining the fields of space systems engineering and space physics, this program focuses on the scientific challenges and planning associated with mission design and research related to the exploration of the space environment, thereby providing an excellent stepping stone into the space program. Additionally, the Engineering Physics program’s strong emphasis on fundamental mathematics, engineering and applied sciences also provides the flexibility to enter a broad variety of engineering and physics applications and graduate programs.

The B.S. Engineering Physics program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. This program supports the University’s purpose “to provide a comprehensive education to prepare graduates for productive careers and responsible citizenship with special emphasis on the needs of aviation, aerospace engineering, and related fields".

## Admission Requirements

To enter this program, students must have completed four years of high school science and mathematics, demonstrating a high level of competency. Successful candidates for this program will be prepared to enter Calculus I and Chemistry for Engineers.

## Spacecraft Systems Area of Concentration

The Engineering Physics degree with an area of concentration in Spacecraft Systems is specifically designed for students with interests in space physics, applied mathematics, and aerospace engineering sciences. The student MAY declare a Minor in Mathematics. The math courses required within the BSEP may fulfill the requirements of the Math Minor but the student will be held to Minor Policies, specifically they must complete the minor with a 2.00 GPA or higher. Students of this AOC benefit from a broad education in many disciplines of engineering and physics and graduate as versatile systems engineers and space scientists.

## Spacecraft Instrumentation Area of Concentration

The Engineering Physics degree with an area of concentration in Spacecraft Instrumentation is specifically designed for students with interests in space physics, applied mathematics, and electrical engineering. The student MAY declare a Minor in Mathematics. The math courses required within the BSEP may fulfill the requirements of the Math Minor but the student will be held to Minor Policies, specifically they must complete the minor with a 2.00 GPA or higher. Students of this AOC benefit from in-depth training in electrical engineering and space physics, and graduate as engineers with instrumentation expertise and space scientists.

## Degree Requirements

The Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics degree program requires 128 credit hours. The program can be completed in eight semesters. The courses necessary to earn this degree are listed below.

Students should be aware that several courses in each academic year may have pre-requisites and/or corequisites. Check the course descriptions at the back of this catalog before registering for classes to ensure requisite sequencing.

## Remaining on Track for Engineering Physics

A grade of C or better is required in MA 241/242/243 and PS 226/227/228 as a pre-requisite for entry into all subsequent EP and PS courses. Additionally, Engineering Physics students must attain a CGPA of 2.5 or higher in these six courses. Failure to satisfy the above requirement will prevent the student from continuing in the program.

## General Education Requirements

For a full description of Embry-Riddle General Education guidelines, please see the General Education section of this catalog. These minimum requirements are applicable to all degree programs.

## Spacecraft Systems Area of Concentration

Year One | ||
---|---|---|

Credits | ||

EP 101 | Current Topics in Space Science | 1 |

EGR 120 | Graphical Communications | 3 |

MA 241 | Calculus and Analytical Geometry I | 4 |

MA 242 | Calculus and Analytical Geometry II | 4 |

PS 140 | Chemistry for Engineers | 4 |

PS 141 | Chemistry for Engineers Laboratory | 1 |

Communication Theory and Skills ^{*} |
6 | |

PS 226 | Physics I | 3 |

PS 226L | Physics I Laboratory | 1 |

HU Lower-Level Elective ^{*} |
3 | |

SS Lower-Level Elective ^{*} |
3 | |

Credits Subtotal | 33.0 | |

Year Two | ||

CS 223 | Scientific Programming in C | 3 |

ES 201 | Statics | 3 |

ES 202 | Solid Mechanics | 3 |

ES 204 | Dynamics | 3 |

MA 243 | Calculus and Analytical Geometry III | 4 |

MA 345 | Differential Equations and Matrix Methods | 4 |

Communication Theory and Skills ^{*} |
3 | |

HU/SS Lower or Upper Elective ^{*} |
3 | |

PS 227 | Physics II | 3 |

PS 228 | Physics III | 3 |

PS 228L | Physics III Laboratory | 1 |

Credits Subtotal | 33.0 | |

Year Three | ||

EE 327 | Electrical Engineering Fundamentals | 3 |

EP 340 | Introduction to Space Systems Design | 2 |

EP 391 | Microcomputers and Electronic Instrumentation | 3 |

EP 391L | Microcomputer and Electronic Instrumentation Laboratory | 1 |

EP 393 | Spaceflight Dynamics | 3 |

EP 394 | Space Systems Engineering | 3 |

ES 206 | Fluid Mechanics | 3 |

MA 441 | Mathematical Methods for Engineering and Physics I | 3 |

MA 442 | Mathematical Methods for Engineering and Physics II | 3 |

ME 200 | Machine Shop Laboratory | 1 |

PS 303 | Modern Physics | 3 |

PS 305 | Modern Physics Laboratory | 1 |

PS 320 | Classical Mechanics | 3 |

Credits Subtotal | 32.0 | |

Year Four | ||

EP 320 | Electro-Optical Engineering | 3 |

EP 410 | Space Physics | 3 |

EP 440 | Engineering Electricity and Magnetism | 3 |

EP 455 | Quantum Mechanics | 3 |

EP 496 | Space Systems Design I | 3 |

EP 497 | Space Systems Design II | 3 |

Engineering Elective ^{***} |
6 | |

PS 290 | Physics Laboratory Practicum | 0 |

HU/SS Upper-Level Elective ^{*} |
3 | |

Open Electives | 3 | |

Credits Subtotal | 30.0 | |

Credits Total: | 128 |

### Spacecraft Instrumentation Area of Concentration

Year One | ||
---|---|---|

Credits | ||

EP 101 | Current Topics in Space Science | 1 |

EGR 120 | Graphical Communications | 3 |

MA 241 | Calculus and Analytical Geometry I | 4 |

MA 242 | Calculus and Analytical Geometry II | 4 |

PS 140 | Chemistry for Engineers | 4 |

PS 141 | Chemistry for Engineers Laboratory | 1 |

Communication Theory and Skills ^{*} |
6 | |

PS 226 | Physics I | 3 |

PS 226L | Physics I Laboratory | 1 |

HU Lower-Level Elective ^{*} |
3 | |

SS Lower-Level Elective ^{*} |
3 | |

Credits Subtotal | 33.0 | |

Year Two | ||

CEC 220 | Digital Circuit Design ^{**} | 3 |

CEC 222 | Digital Circuit Design Laboratory ^{**} | 1 |

CEC 315 | Signals and Systems ^{**} | 3 |

CEC 320 | Microprocessor Systems ^{**} | 3 |

CEC 322 | Microprocessor Systems Laboratory ^{**} | 1 |

CS 223 | Scientific Programming in C | 3 |

MA 243 | Calculus and Analytical Geometry III | 4 |

MA 345 | Differential Equations and Matrix Methods | 4 |

ME 200 | Machine Shop Laboratory | 1 |

Communication Theory and Skills ^{*} |
3 | |

PS 227 | Physics II | 3 |

PS 228 | Physics III | 3 |

PS 228L | Physics III Laboratory | 1 |

Credits Subtotal | 33.0 | |

Year Three | ||

EP 340 | Introduction to Space Systems Design | 2 |

EP 391 | Microcomputers and Electronic Instrumentation | 3 |

EP 391L | Microcomputer and Electronic Instrumentation Laboratory | 1 |

EP 393 | Spaceflight Dynamics | 3 |

EP 394 | Space Systems Engineering | 3 |

MA 441 | Mathematical Methods for Engineering and Physics I | 3 |

PS 303 | Modern Physics | 3 |

PS 305 | Modern Physics Laboratory | 1 |

PS 320 | Classical Mechanics | 3 |

Engineering Elective ^{***} |
3 | |

HU/SS Lower or Upper Elective ^{*} |
3 | |

Open Electives | 3 | |

Credits Subtotal | 31.0 | |

Year Four | ||

CEC 410 | Digital Signal Processing | 3 |

CEC 411 | Digital Signal Processing Laboratory | 1 |

EP 320 | Electro-Optical Engineering | 3 |

EP 410 | Space Physics | 3 |

EP 430 | Spacecraft Instrumentation | 3 |

EP 440 | Engineering Electricity and Magnetism | 3 |

EP 455 | Quantum Mechanics | 3 |

EP 496 | Space Systems Design I | 3 |

EP 497 | Space Systems Design II | 3 |

MA 442 | Mathematical Methods for Engineering and Physics II | 3 |

PS 290 | Physics Laboratory Practicum | 0 |

HU/SS Upper-Level Elective ^{*} |
3 | |

Credits Subtotal | 31.0 | |

Credits Total: | 128 |

* | Any of the Embry-Riddle courses listed in the General Education Requirements list can be taken assuming prerequisite requirements are met. Courses from other institutions are acceptable if they fall into these broad categories and are at the level specified above in the Engineering Physics vertical outline. |

** | These are the courses that are different from those in the Space Systems Area of Concentration. |

*** | Any 3xx-4xx course with one of the following prefixes is an acceptable engineering elective: AE/CEC/CIV/CS/EE/EGR/EP/ES/ME/SE/SYS. |