The B.S. in Engineering Physics attracts students who want to pursue careers that
lead the advances in applied science, advanced technology, and engineering. Engineering
physics requires a strong aptitude in science and mathematics.
This program serves students who like to apply analytic knowledge to technical problems.
Florida Poly’s Engineering Physics program will encourage you to develop lab and technical
skills (computers, lasers, optics, electronics) so that you advance beyond learning
physics and actuallydophysics.
Solving the World's Next Big Problems
The program prepares students to be knowledgeable in conceptual understanding of physics
and its application in engineering and other technical environments. All Engineering
Physics majors participate in an interdisciplinary capstone project under the guidance
of a faculty member.
Engineering Physics Careers
The Engineering Physics major prepares students to pursue careers in industry, either
directly after undergraduate studies, or following graduate study in engineering or
physics. Many employers value the problem-solving aptitude required of all physics
majors, especially as they apply to industrial research and development challenges.
According to the American Institute of Physics, nearly half of all physics bachelor’s
degree recipients go directly into the workforce. Of this group, about two-thirds
go into the private sector. Some 35% pursue engineering related careers, and 27% pursue
computing related careers.
The average engineering physics salary in the United States is currently $117, 000
annually, but the salary range typically falls between $70,000 and $110,000.
We have an active student organization community with more than 35 clubs that vary
based on specific academic interests, professional development, and activities just
The ASTRO Club aims to provide a medium in which students can apply the theoretical
knowledge learned in class to physical projects related to space.
SPIE welcomes anyone interested in optics, lasers, and optoelectronics. This international
society is driven by project-oriented researchers looking to discover new technologies
involving electromagnetic radiation.
Your future as a trusted professional and confident problem solver begins with some
essential skills. Your General Education courses give you:
Critical Thinking Skills…so that you can both make and follow a reasoned argument
and develop habits of organized thinking and rational analysis.
Communication Skills…so that you can translate thoughts into words (spoken and written)
and make the complex simple.
Exposure to Arts/Humanities and Social/Behavioral Sciences … so that you see all problems
in their larger human context.
Mathematical Reasoning…so that you find and follow the quantitative thread connecting
all scientific inquiry.
Scientific Reasoning…so that you can apply the scientific method to phenomenon big
Your B.S. in Engineering Physicsrequires 120 credits— typically 15 credits across eight semesters. You will complete 12 general education
credits (Arts/Humanities and Social Science).
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Our rigorous engineering physics curriculum allows Florida Poly graduates to:
identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles
of engineering, science, and mathematics
apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration
of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental,
and economic factors
communicate effectively with a range of audiences
recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and
make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in
global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a
collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use
engineering judgment to draw conclusions
acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.