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Physics, Pre-Engineering Track, Dual Degree, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Indiana, PA, United States
In this major in Physics, Pre-Engineering Track, Dual Degree, you’ll spend the first two to three years of your education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and then complete your engineering studies at the University of Pittsburgh.
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Engineering translates science into action in many different ways. From biomedical engineers to civil engineers, professionals in this field use scientific principles to address problems. As a physics major taking the Pre-Engineering track at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, you’ll prepare for a promising, scientific career.

In the Physics, Pre-Engineering Track, Dual Degree at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, you’ll cover concepts in computer science, math, and physics. Among the classes you’ll take are Problem Solving and Structured Programming, Differential Equations, and Modern Physics. You’ll also choose a two-course package based on your interests. Your choices are chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, industrial engineering, materials science and engineering, or mechanical engineering.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

  • The offices, classrooms, and laboratories of the Department of Physics are located in Weyandt Hall.
  • The undergraduate degree programs offered by the department include the B.S. in Physics, with tracks in Applied Physics, Electro-Optics, and Nanotechnology Manufacturing, as well as the B.S. in Physics Education. The department maintains modern, well-equipped undergraduate laboratories for its 100 undergraduates, 20 of whom are women. A machine shop and electronics shop are staffed by full-time personnel.
  • The department houses a semiconductor-measurement and magnetic laboratories and a thin film evaporation facility. A cooperative research project between the Physics Department and Biocontrol Technologies will allow the department and Biocontrol to share resources in the development of infrared detection diode technology. 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • $25 Application Fee
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency
  • International Student Financial Statement
  • Official Transcripts
  • Passport Copy

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23872 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11936 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    15832 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7916 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    10950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5475 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Indiana

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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