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2022-2023 Freshman Undergraduate Program in Engineering Physics*

CourseFallSpring
Freshman Year
CHEM 1A+1AL – General Chemistry, or CHEM 4A – General Chemistry and Quantitative Analysis(1)

5

Technical Elective(2)

3-5

ENGIN 7 – Introduction to Computer Programming for Scientists and Engineers, or COMPSCI 61A – Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs, or COMPSCI 61B – Data Structures, or PHYSICS 77 – Introduction to Computational Techniques in Physics

3-4

MATH 1A – Calculus

4

MATH 1B – Calculus

4

PHYSICS 5A -Introductory Mechanics and Relativity, or PHYSICS 7A – Physics for Scientists and Engineers(3)

3-4

Reading & Composition Part A Course(4)

4

Humanities/Social Sciences Course(4)

3-4

OptionalFreshman Seminar or ENGIN 92 (Survey Course)

1

Total

16-18

13-17

Sophom*ore Year
MATH 53 – Multivariable Calculus

4

MATH 54 – Linear Algebra and Differential Equations, or PHYSICS 89 – Introduction to Mathematical Physics

4

PHYSICS 5B+5BL – Introductory Electromagnetism, Waves, and Optics, orPHYSICS 7B – Physics for Scientists and Engineers(3)

4-5

PHYSICS 5C+5CL – Introductory Thermodynamics and Quantum Mechanics, orPHYSICS 7C – Physics for Scientists and Engineers(3)

4-5

Technical Electives(2)

3-5

3-5

Reading & Composition Part B Course(4)

4

Humanities/Social Sciences Course(4)

3-4

Total

15-18

14-18

Junior Year
ENGIN 40(2) – Engineering Thermodynamics, or PHYSICS 112 – Introduction to Statistical and Thermal Physics

4

MATH 104 – Introduction to Analysis, or MATH 121A – Mathematical Tools for the Physical Sciences

4

MATH 185 – Introduction to Complex Analysis, or MATH 121B – Mathematical Tools for the Physical Sciences

4

MECENG 104 – Engineering Mechanics, or PHYSICS 105 – Analytic Mechanics

3-4

PHYSICS 137A – Quantum Mechanics

4

PHYSICS 137B – Quantum Mechanics

4

Technical Electives(2)

3-4

Humanities/Social Sciences Course(4)

3-4

Total

14-16

15-16

Senior Year
ELENG 143 – Microfabrication Technology, or NUCENG 104– Radiation Detection and Nuclear Instrumentation Laboratory, or PHYSICS 111A(5) – Instrumentation Laboratory

4

MECENG 185 – Introduction to Continuum Mechanics, or MECENG 106 – Fluid Mechanics

3

PHYSICS 110A – Electromagnetism and Optics, or ELENG 117 – Electromagnetic Fields and Waves

4

PHYSICS 110B – Electromagnetism and Optics, or ELENG 118 – Introduction to Optical Engineering

4

MATSCI 111 – Properties of Electronic Materials, orPHYSICS 141A – Solid State Physics

4

Technical Electives(2)

3-4

3-4

Humanities/Social Sciences Course(4)

3-4

Total

15-16

12-15

Notes

* A minimum of 120 units is required for graduation.

Due to the interdisciplinary nature of this major, electives must be selected and approved in consultation with the faculty adviser.

1CHEM 4A is intended for students majoring in chemistry or a closely related field.

2Technical electives must include:

  • Three courses from the following lower division technical electives: ASTRON 7A, 7B; BIOLOGY 1A and 1AL, 1B; CHEM 1B, 3A and 3AL, 4B; COMPSCI 70; EECS 16A, 16B; MATSCI 45 (MATSCI 45L recommended); MECENG C85/CIVENG C30.
  • 15 units of upper division courses in engineering. The 15 units of upper division engineering do include all required upper division engineering units completed, in addition to ENGIN 40. If in selecting options to meet upper division requirements, the total does not come to 15 units of engineering, additional units (chosen in consultation with a faculty adviser) must be added. Upper division engineering units cannot include: any course taken on a P/NP basis; any course that counts as H/SS; BIOENG 100; DESINV courses (except 190E); ENGIN 125, 157AC, 180, 183 series, 185, 187, 195 series; INDENG 172, 185, 186, 190 series, 191, 192, 195; MECENG 191AC, 190K, 191K.
  • A minimum of 14 units of upper division physics. The 14 units of upper division physics doinclude all required upper division physics units completed. If in selecting options to meet upper division requirements,the total does not come to 14 units of physics, additional units (chosen in consultation with a faculty adviser) must be added.
  • At least 40 units of approved upper division technical subjects (mathematics, statistics, science, and engineering). These 40 units do include all required upper division technical course work taken for the major. ENGIN 40 can also count toward these 40 units.

3In some cases, it is possible to switch from the PHYSICS 5 series to the PHYSICS 7 series and vice versa. However, doing so will require approval from your ESS adviser, and students who switch from PHYSICS 7A to PHYSICS 5B+5BL are strongly advised to complete the 1 unit special relativity class, PHYSICS 49. Students are required to consult with their ESS adviser before making the switch.

4The Humanities/Social Sciences (H/SS) requirement includes two approved Reading & Composition (R&C) courses and four additional approved courses, with which a number of specific conditions must be satisfied. R&C courses must be taken for a letter grade (C- or better required). The first half (R&C Part A) must be completed by the end of the freshman year; the second half (R&C Part B) must be completed by no later than the end of the sophom*ore year. The remaining courses may be taken at any time during the program. SeeHumanities and Social Science Requirementsfor complete details and a list of approved courses.

5Students planning to pursue graduate school in physics are advised to complete PHYSICS 111B (for 3 units) to satisfy the laboratory requirement. Note: Students will need to obtain consent of the PHYSICS 111B instructor if they have not completed the prerequisites of PHYSICS 111A and 137A.

2022-2023 Transfer Undergraduate Program in Engineering Physics*

CourseFallSpring
1st and 2nd Semesters
ENGIN 7 – Introduction to Computer Programming for Scientists and Engineers, or COMPSCI 61A – Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs, or COMPSCI 61B – Data Structures, or PHYSICS 77 – Introduction to Computational Techniques in Physics

3-4

MATH 104 – Introduction to Analysis, or MATH 121A – Mathematical Tools for the Physical Sciences4
MATH 185 – Introduction to Complex Analysis, or MATH 121B – Mathematical Tools for the Physical Sciences4
MECENG 104 – Engineering Mechanics, orPHYSICS 105 – Analytic Mechanics3-4
ENGIN 40(1) – Engineering Thermodynamics, or PHYSICS 112 – Introduction to Statistical and Thermal Physics4
Lower Division Technical Elective(1)

3-5

Humanities/Social Sciences Courses(2)

3-4

3-4

Total

12-17

14-16

3rd and 4th Semesters
PHYSICS 137A – Quantum Mechanics

4

PHYSICS 137B – Quantum Mechanics

4

PHYSICS 110A – Electromagnetism and Optics, or ELENG 117 – Electromagnetic Fields and Waves

4

PHYSICS 110B – Electromagnetism and Optics, or ELENG 118 – Introduction to Optical Engineering

4

MATSCI 111 – Properties of Electronic Materials, orPHYSICS 141A – Solid State Physics

4

MECENG 185 – Introduction to Continuum Mechanics, or MECENG 106 – Fluid Mechanics3
Humanities/Social Sciences Courses(2)

3-4

3-4

Total

15-16

13-15

5th Semester**
ELENG 143 – Microfabrication Technology, or NUCENG 104– Radiation Detection and Nuclear Instrumentation Laboratory, or PHYSICS 111A(3) – Instrumentation Laboratory

4

Upper Division Technical Electives(1)9-12
Total

13-16

Notes

* A minimum of 120 units is required for graduation.

**Transfer students who would like to enroll for a fifth semester mustcontact their ESS Adviserto change their degree term.

Due to the interdisciplinary nature of this major, electives must be selected and approved in consultation with the faculty adviser.

1Technical electives must include:

  • Three courses from the following lower division technical electives: ASTRON 7A, 7B; BIOLOGY 1A and 1AL, 1B; CHEM 1B, 3A and 3AL, 4B; COMPSCI 70; EECS 16A, 16B; MATSCI 45 (MATSCI 45L recommended); MECENG C85/CE C30.
  • 15 units of upper division courses in engineering. The 15 units of upper division engineering do include all required upper division engineering units completed, in addition to ENGIN 40. If in selecting options to meet upper division requirements, the total does not come to 15 units of engineering, additional units (chosen in consultation with a faculty adviser) must be added. Upper division engineering units cannot include: any course taken on a P/NP basis; any course that counts as H/SS; BIOENG 100; DESINV courses (except 190E); ENGIN 125, 157AC, 180, 183 series, 185, 187, 195 series; INDENG 172, 185, 186, 190 series, 191, 192, 195; MECENG 191AC, 190K, 191K.
  • A minimum of 14 units of upper division physics. The 14 units of upper division physics doinclude all required upper division physics units completed. If in selecting options to meet upper division requirements,the total does not come to 14 units of physics, additional units (chosen in consultation with a faculty adviser) must be added.
  • At least 40 units of approved upper division technical subjects (mathematics, statistics, science, and engineering). These 40 units do include all required upper division technical course work taken for the major. ENGIN 40 can also count toward these 40 units.

2The Humanities/Social Science (H/SS) requirement includes two approved Reading & Composition courses and four additional approved courses, with which a number of specific conditions must be satisfied. Reading & Composition parts A and B must be completed by no later than the end of the sophom*ore year. The remaining courses may be taken at any time during the program. The remaining courses may be taken at any time during the program. SeeHumanities and Social Science Requirementsfor complete details and a list of approved courses.

3Students planning to pursue graduate school in physics are advised to complete PHYSICS 111B (for 3 units) to satisfy the laboratory requirement. Note: Students will need to obtain consent of the PHYSICS 111B instructor if they have not completed the prerequisites of PHYSICS 111A and 137A.

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