Physics & Engineering (administered jointly with the School of Engineering), Sc.B. only
This concentration provides students with an indepth understanding of the fundamental principles underlying modern technology. Specifically, it gives those who are interested in applied technical problems a strong background in physics and mathematics beyond that given in the standard engineering program. Students take a significant part of the usual engineering and physics programs, obtain substantial laboratory experience, and take several upperlevel courses focusing on applied physics. The program allows students to take either the standard physics or engineering programs during their freshman and sophomore years and then switch to this combined program.
The courses are as follows:

PHYS 50, 60; or PHYS 70,160; or ENGN 30, 40

MATH 170, 180 (or equivalently, MATH 190, 200) and three additional math or applied math courses (two of which are usually APMA 330,340 or APMA 350, 360)

CSCI 40 or higherlevel programming course such as CSCI 150 or 170

PHYS 470, 1510 or ENGN 510, 1560

PHYS 500 or ENGN 1370

PHYS 14101420

PHYS 1530 or ENGN 720

ENGN 1620

One course from: ENGN 1310, ENGN 810, CHEM 330, or a physics course on continuum mechanics

One course from: ENGN 1690, ENGN 410, PHYS 560

One course from: PHYS 1560, ENGN 1590, ENGN 2920
A thesis under the supervision of a physics faculty member (PHYS 1980) or engineering faculty member (ENGN 1970 or ENGN 1971) will also be required.
In addition, students must take four courses in the humanities and social sciences. They are encouraged to consider taking courses dealing with the philosophical, ethical, or political aspects of science and technology.
