Courses | Engineering Physics, B.S.

Course Overview

The following documents outline a suggested course schedule.

Summary

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. Notes: May be taken for a total of 6 credits counted toward graduation with different content.
Prerequisites: BBST 109, BBST 110, BBST 251, BBST 254.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Senior Class; and Undergraduate Level.

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. Prerequisites: Passing score on Chemistry Placement Exam; or CHEM 092, CHEM 104, or CHEM 107 with at least a "B-".
Lecture/Lab Hours: Three hours lecture; three hours laboratory; one hour recitation, weekly. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum Science credit.
Grade Mode: A, N.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $110.

Continuation of General Chemistry I. Subjects include chemical kinetics, equilibrium, thermodynamics, solubility, acidity, electrochemistry, coordination complexes and various special topics. Prerequisites: CHEM 105.
Lecture/Lab Hours: Three hours lecture; three hours laboratory; one hour recitation, weekly. Notes: A minimum grade of a "C-" is required to subsequently register in CHEM 301 or 320.
Grade Mode: A, N.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $110.

Limits, differentiation and integration of rational and trigonometric functions, with applications. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum Math credit.
Prerequisites: Four years of high school mathematics.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

Differentiation and integration of logarithmic, exponential and inverse trigonometric functions; various methods of integration; infinite sequences and series; parametric equations, polar coordinates.
Prerequisites: MATH 105.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

Functions of two and three variables, partial differentiation, multiple integration, curves and surfaces in three dimensional space.
Prerequisites: MATH 106.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

Topics from matrices, determinants, linear transformations and vector spaces.
Prerequisites: MATH 106.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

First order differential equations, second order linear differential equations, power series solutions, Laplace transforms, systems of first order linear equations.
Prerequisites: MATH 205. When Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

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.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $75.

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.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $75.

Basic principles of physics emphasizing Newtonian mechanics; conservation of energy and momentum; oscillations, fluids and thermodynamics. Prerequisites: MATH 105 (concurrent registration permitted). Passing score on the Physics Placement Exam or PHSC 092 with a grade of "B" or better. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three hours lecture, one hour recitation, weekly. Notes: Primarily for Physical Science and Engineering Physics majors. Approved for Core Curriculum Science credit.
Grade Mode: A, N.
Corequisites: PHSC 134.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

The application of the laws and theories of mechanics and thermodynamics through experiment. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three hours of laboratory weekly. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum Science credit.
Grade Mode: A.
Corequisites: PHSC 132.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $90.

Introduction to electrostatics, conductors and currents, magnetic fields, and Maxwell's equations. Prerequisites: PHSC 132, PHSC 134. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three hours lecture, one hour recitation, weekly. Notes: Primarily for Physical Science and Engineering Physics majors.
Grade Mode: A, N.
Corequisites: PHSC 237.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

Wave theory, sound, geometric optics, interference and diffraction, relativity, wave properties of particles, and introduction to quantum physics. Prerequisites: PHSC 233, PHSC 237.
Lecture/Lab Hours: Three hours lecture; three hours laboratory, weekly. Notes: Primarily for Physical Science and Engineering Physics majors. The optics section may be taken for one credit (PHSC 450).
Grade Mode: A, N.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $120.

The application of the laws and theories of electricity and magnetism through experiment. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three hours laboratory weekly.
Grade Mode: A, N.
Corequisites: PHSC 233.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $90.

Use of computation tools using MATLAB and LabVIEW in chemistry, physics and engineering, digital signal analysis and instrument control.
Prerequisites: PHSC 124, PHSC 233, PHSC 237; or CHEM 106; MATH 205 recommended.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $110.

Statics of particles, rigid bodies in two and three dimensions, centroids and centers of gravity, structures, friction, and inertia. Prerequisites: PHSC 132, PHSC 134. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three hours lecture weekly. Notes: Primarily for Engineering Physics majors.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Physics (PHYS), Physical Science (PHSC), Biochemistry (BCHM) or Engineering Physics (PHEP); and Undergraduate Level.

Analysis of stress, strain and deflection of mechanical elements due to tension. Shear, bending or torsion, combined stresses, elastic stability and energy methods. Notes: Primarily for Engineering Physics majors.
Prerequisites: PHSC 313.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

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. Notes: Primarily for Engineering Physics majors.
Prerequisites: PHSC 313.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

Newtonian mechanics of particles and systems of particles, rigid bodies, oscillating systems, gravitation, moving coordinate systems, Lagrange's and Hamilton's equations. Prerequisites: PHSC 132, PHSC 134; MATH 335. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three hours lecture. Notes: Primarily for physics majors.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

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. Prerequisites: PHSC 233, PHSC 237.
Lecture/Lab Hours: Three hours lecture; six hours laboratory, weekly.
Grade Mode: A, N.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $150.

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.
Prerequisites: PHSC 112 or PHSC 233; CHEM 105 and MATH 105.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.