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Engineering Physics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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This program addresses the scientific challenges and planning associated with mission design and the research that is carried out in the space environment. Students will understand atmospheric physics and design sensors and instruments to take our understanding of the cosmos to the next level. Should students choose to work outside of the space field, this program prepares them with the foundation necessary to pursue graduate school or enter challenging careers in engineering and physics in any industry.

The Engineering Physics program at Embry-Riddle is among the largest in the U.S. but is still a small program of just fewer than 100 students. Students have quality time with professors and other students who share the same passion for math, engineering, science, and space.

All Engineering Physics majors can easily complete a minor in mathematics. And with the upper-level mathematics and physics courses in the ERAU program, graduates emerge with stronger abilities in theoretical endeavors than engineering programs that are focused in other specializations.

This program is unique in its focus on space. Students have the opportunity to participate in space-related research that might involve astrophysics, satellite exploration, or space weather.

Students can expect to join organizations like the student chapters of the Mars Society and the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), Mars Aerial Vehicle Project, Society of Physics Students (SPS), Sigma Pi Sigma — the National Physics Honor Society, Embry-Riddle Future Space Explorers and Developers Society (ERFSEDS), and more.

Approximately two-thirds of each Embry-Riddle Engineering Physics class enters the workforce upon graduation. The others continue to pursue graduate studies in various branches of engineering and science.

ERAU’s Engineering Physics program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) and is administered by the Physical Sciences Department in the College of Arts & Sciences.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    127 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included
  • Engineering Drawing
  • Current Topics in Space Science
  • Scientific Programming in C
  • Statics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Introduction to Space Systems Design
  • Electro-Optical Engineering
  • Space Physics

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Official High School Transcript or GED scores
  • Advanced Placement scores
  • Application and Application Fee
  • Personal Essay
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • Proof of English Proficiency
  • SAT or ACT Exam Scores
  • Copy of Passport
  • Submit Proof of Funding for at Least One Year of Study
  • Intent to Enroll Form

Tuition Fee

  • International

    413 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 413 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    413 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 413 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Daytona Beach

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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