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Engineering Physics, B.Eng.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #501 (ARWU) Orono, ME, United States
The Engineering Physics Program, offered by the Department of Physics and Astronomy, is designed for students who are interested in not only a particular engineering field, but also the physics and mathematics that provide a foundation for that field.
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The mission of the Engineering Physics Program is to offer an accredited Bachelor of Science degree that combines a meaningful sequence of engineering courses within a particular engineering field with a traditional high quality undergraduate physics education. The goals of the program are to prepare graduates to directly enter the modern workplace or go on to graduate study, either in their chosen engineering field or in physics.

The basic curriculum of required courses, combined with electives in science, engineering, the humanities, and social sciences, culminates in a two-semester engineering design capstone experience. Of the 123 credits, 45 are electives, permitting each major, in consultation with both her/his physics advisor and engineering advisor, to put together a significant core of engineering courses in their engineering field of choice, and to satisfy the University General Education Requirements through electives supportive of their professional goals.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Students are strongly encouraged to apply by Dec 1 to guarantee priority consideration for merit scholarship awards and to have their application fee waived.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • General Chemistry I 
  • General Chemistry Laboratory I 
  • Calculus I 
  • Introduction to Physics and Astronomy 
  • Physics for Engineers and Physical Scientists I 
  • Differential Equations 
  • Career Preparation in Physics and Engineering Physics I 
  • Special Relativity 
  • Physical Measurements Laboratory II 
  • Mechanics 
  • Physical Electronics Laboratory 
  • Electricity and Magnetism I 
  • Mathematical Methods in Physics 
  • Career Preparation in Physics and Engineering Physics II 
  • Quantum and Atomic Physics 
  • Project Laboratory in Physics I 

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • a completed application (either the Mobile Friendly App or the Common Application)
  • an official high school transcript
  • SAT or ACT scores (waived for transfers with more than 12 completed credits or applicants age 20 and older)
  • official college transcripts for all attempted college coursework
  • an essay
  • a school recommendation (first-year applicants only)
  • an application fee of $40

Tuition Fee

  • International

    953 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 953 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    953 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 953 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    293 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 293 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Orono

  • 1216 - 1890 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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  • IEI Discovery Scholarship

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