Courses | Engineering Physics, B.S.

Course Overview

The following documents outline a suggested course schedule.


Below are some of the courses you’ll have an opportunity to take as a student in this program. Note: This list is intended to give you a quick glimpse into the program’s academic offerings, and should not be used as a guide for course selection or academic advising. For official program requirements see catalog for details.

Integration Seminar

Senior level capstone seminar in which the student will search the Bible and the literature dealing with the topic(s) under discussion in the course leading to the discovery of means whereby the subject area may be "integrated" with Biblical truth. The results of the research will be incorporated in a paper or project which will be critiqued by the seminar members and by the professor.

Major Courses

Principles and theories of the structure and properties of matter including stoichiometry, atomic theory, the periodic table, chemical bonding, molecular structure, nomenclature, chemical reactions, states of matter, gas laws and solutions.

Continuation of General Chemistry I. Subjects include chemical kinetics, equilibrium, thermodynamics, solubility, acidity, electrochemistry, coordination complexes and various special topics.

Limits, differentiation and integration of rational and trigonometric functions, with applications.

Differentiation and integration of logarithmic, exponential and inverse trigonometric functions; various methods of integration; infinite sequences and series; parametric equations, polar coordinates.

Functions of two and three variables, partial differentiation, multiple integration, curves and surfaces in three dimensional space.

Topics from matrices, determinants, linear transformations and vector spaces.

First order differential equations, second order linear differential equations, power series solutions, Laplace transforms, systems of first order linear equations.

A presentation of the opportunities of the many engineering specialties, historical and current trends, ethical and societal factors in engineering projects and examples of engineering design problems from professionals and through field trips.

This course is intended for Chemistry, Physics and Engineering Department majors or anyone else interested in learning to develop their intuition for problem-solving using formal and informal techniques. Involves the use of MATLAB, Excel and other computer tools for data analysis.

Basic principles of physics emphasizing Newtonian mechanics; conservation of energy and momentum; oscillations, fluids and thermodynamics.

The application of the laws and theories of mechanics and thermodynamics through experiment.

Introduction to electrostatics, conductors and currents, magnetic fields, and Maxwell's equations.

Wave theory, sound, geometric optics, interference and diffraction, relativity, wave properties of particles, and introduction to quantum physics.

The application of the laws and theories of electricity and magnetism through experiment.

Use of computation tools using MATLAB and LabVIEW in chemistry, physics and engineering, digital signal analysis and instrument control.

Statics of particles, rigid bodies in two and three dimensions, centroids and centers of gravity, structures, friction, and inertia.

Analysis of stress, strain and deflection of mechanical elements due to tension. Shear, bending or torsion, combined stresses, elastic stability and energy methods.

The concepts of force, mass, and acceleration, of work and energy, and of impulse and momentum as applied to problems involving the motion of particles and rigid bodies in two and three dimensions.

Newtonian mechanics of particles and systems of particles, rigid bodies, oscillating systems, gravitation, moving coordinate systems, Lagrange's and Hamilton's equations.

Introduction to circuit elements, network theorems, response, semiconductor devices, integrated circuits, and the operation and design of analog DC/AC circuits. Also introduces the fundamentals of Boolean logic and digital design. Laboratory work involves extensive construction and analysis of circuits, as well as introduction of soldering and assembly techniques.

Introduction to the structure-property relationships of engineering and natural materials including metals, ceramics, polymers and composites. Examines the strength of materials, strengthening mechanisms, diffusion, phase transformations, heat treatment and microstructure control. Considers how materials are selected for design of a product.