Welcome to the The Engineering Physics program at University of the Pacific. This program is offered through the cooperation of the Physics Department in the College of the Pacific and the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department in the School of Engineering and Computer Science. The Engineering Physics program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. Engineering Physics is an exciting field which provides a deep understanding of physics and mathematics coupled with applied engineering design.
The engineering physics curriculum educates students to work in areas where technology is changing rapidly and where the boundaries of several traditional engineering disciplines overlap. Examples areas of multidisciplinary fields in need of engineering physicists include:
- medical imaging and instrumentation
- electronic materials
- quantum electronics
- What is Engineering Physics
Engineering Physics combines basic engineering classes with fundamental physics and mathematics courses. Engineering Physics provides a more thorough foundation in applied physics of an area chosen by the student. Topics of study include: Applied thermodynamics, Optics, Nanotechnology, Superconductivity, Aerodynamics, Control theory and Solid State Physics.
- Careers in Engineering Physics A career in engineering physics offers employment in a huge variety of areas in engineering, applied science and applied physics with positions in: Private industry, National research laboratories, Universities, Federal government, Electronics industry, Petroleum industry, Chemical industry and Aerospace.
The Engineering Physics curriculum combines depth in both mathematics and physics beyond other engineering majors. The Engineering course build a strong foundation The program has Students work with their faculty advisors, students can personalize their study plans to meet particular interests and to gain depth. All Engineering Physics students complete a Senior Design Project, which provides an opportunity to apply engineering fundamentals and design methods to the solution of a real problem. Example projects include: a balancing robot, solar powered boat, Wireless Audio Amplifier, Three foot tall tour guide robot, a magnetic levitation system and remote power wind station.
Cooperative Education Program
Cooperative education is an integral part of the Pacific engineering program and all Pacific engineering students are required to complete 32 units of coop in order to graduate (non- U.S. citizens are exempt from the coop requirement.) Students take the 32 units of coop work for a Fall or Spring semester plus one Summer semester. Coop coordinators work with students to arrange relevant full-time paid jobs with engineering employers.