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Applied Physics and Engineering, B.Eng.

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The Applied Physics and Engineering program offered by Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania offers students the technical competency of an engineering degree plus the broad knowledge base and flexibility of a physics degree. Our students complete three years of coursework at Shippensburg University, followed by two years in an available engineering department of the Pennsylvania State University at University Park or Harrisburg, or in an engineering program here at Ship. Beyond the receipt of two degrees, this program will provide you with a broader background in the liberal arts and a great breadth of knowledge of physics, thus increasing your career options.

Why Study Applied Physics/Engineering at Ship?

The success rate of Shippensburg University students in engineering school has been outstanding. In over 20 years, not a single student has failed out of engineering school. Many students report that their averages actually go up. In the past several years, our students have received various honors, including Mechanical Engineering Student of the Year, top student in the United States Navy's national Civil Engineering Test, and still others have been accepted into prestigious graduate schools such as Stanford University.

Careers in Applied Physics/Engineering

Career choices for our graduates are as varied as the fields of engineering, including:

  • Mechanical
  • Computer
  • Electrical
  • Civil
  • Materials Science

Most students completing our program go directly into the job market. The two degrees will give you even greater flexibility. Many companies want to move engineers into management and seek well-rounded candidates. Some of our students choose to continue their education in engineering or physics graduate programs.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Domestic students: Rolling admissions

    International students deadline: 

    • Fall Semester — no later than April 30
    • Spring Semester – no later than September 30
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
  • Credits
    98 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Elementary Linear Algebra
  • Chemical Dynamics
  • Laboratory IIB-Equilibrium and Instrumentation
  • Fundamentals of Physics
  • Electricity and Magnetism

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • Complete the online Undergraduate Application for International Admissions
  • Pay the $45.00 USD application fee
  • Submit a course-by-course evaluation of all foreign secondary school, college, or university work
  • Submit Financial Support Documentation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    725 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 725 USD per credit and a duration of 60 months.
  • National

    319 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 319 USD per credit and a duration of 60 months.
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Living costs for Shippensburg

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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