Engineering Physics

The Engineering Physics track in the Physics BS at UCA is an engineering degree that focuses on robotics and automation. Students will study a number of different areas of engineering: mechanical, electrical, and computer engineering to prepare them to work in this field of robotics. Students who complete this degree will be prepared to work in any field where automation is an important component; modern manufacturing, transportation automation (self driving cars and trucks), modern warehouses, and many more areas.

The Engineering Physics program is a 126 hour program and is very tightly laid out. The curriculum has been developed to support future accreditation through ABET. Below is an example of a 4-year plan for graduation.

Year 1
Fall – 14 hours Spring – 15 hours
MATH 1496 LDC-1.1 MATH 1497
PHYS 1441 LDC-1.2 PHYS 1442
ENGR 1301 LDC-4 FYS CSCI 1470
LD* Core LDC-2.1 LD* Core LDC-2.2
Year 2
Fall – 15 hours Spring – 16 hours
MATH 2471 ENGR 2447
PHYS 2443 ENGR 3311
CSCI 1471 MATH 3331 UCD-C
ENGR 2311 LD* Core LDC-1.3 (SS)
LD* Core LDC-1.3 (H/P)
Year 3
Fall – 18 hours Spring – 17 hours
PHYS 3360 PHYS 3361
ENGR 3421 ENGR 3410
ENGR 3447 ENGR 4421
Engineering Elective 4 hrs PHIL 3320 UDC-I,R
WRTG 3310 UDC-C LD* Core Class LDC-2.3
Year 4
Fall – 15 hours Spring – 16 hours
ENGR 4311 ENGR 4312 UDC-Z
Physics Elective 3 hours Engineering
Engineering BIOL 1400 LDC-1.2
LD* Core LDC-1.3 (FA) LD* Core LDC-3.2 (SS)
LD* Core LDC-3.1 (Hum) UD* Core UDC-D

*Courses must be chosen to satisfy the lower division (LD) and upper division (UD) UCA General Education Core.