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Engineering Physics

Our interdisciplinary program prepares students for life in the 21st century. Students work in the classroom and in cut-ting edge research opportunities.  Engineering Physics Department Website.

Aerospace Systems Design Concentration

First year - fall
CourseCourse TitleHours
AE 245Intro to Aerospace Engineering3
 KU Core Goal 2.1*H3
MATH 125HCalculus 14
PHSX 150Seminar in Phys., Astr., & Engineering Physics.5
CHEM 130
CHEM 150
General Chemistry I, or 
Chemistry for Engineers
5
 TOTAL HOURS15.5
First year - Spring
CourseCourse TitleHours
AE 211
EECS 138
Computing for Engineers, or 
Intro to Computing
3
 KU Core Goal 2.1*H3
MATH 126HCalculus II4
PHSX 211HGeneral Physics I4

PHSX 216
PHSX 213

General Physics I Laboratory, or
General Physics I Honors 

1
5

 TOTAL HOURS15
Second year - Fall
CourseCourse TitleHours
AE 345Fluid Mechanics3
CE 260Statics and Dynamics5
MATH 127HCalculus III4
MATH 220HApplied Differential Equations3
PHSX 212HGeneral Physics II3
PHSX 236
PHSX 214
General Physics II Laboratory, or
General Physics II Honors 
1
4
 TOTAL HOURS18
Second year - Spring
CourseCourse TitleHours
AE 445Aircraft Aerodynamics and Performance3
C&PE 221
ME 212
Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I, or 
Basic Engineering Thermodynamics
3
MATH 290HElementary Linear Algebra 2
CE 310Strength of Materials4
PHSX 313General Physics III3
PHSX 316Intermediate Physics Lab1
 TOTAL HOURS16
Third year - fall
CourseCourse TitleHours
AE 507Aerospace Structures  3
AE 545Fundamentals of Aero Design 5
AE 550Dynamics of Flight I 3
 KU Core Elective*H3
EPHX 521Mechanics I3
 TOTAL HOURS17
Third year - Spring
CourseCourse TitleHours
AE 421Aerospace Computer Graphics4
AE 551Dynamics of Flight II 5
AE 572Fundamentals of Jet Propulsion 3
AE 508
EPHX 536
Aerospace Structures II (a), or 
Electronic Circuit Measurement & Design (s) 
3
4
 TOTAL HOURS15-16
Fourth year - fall
CourseCourse TitleHours
AE 520
AE 521
Aerospace Material & Processes (s), or
Aerospace Systems Design I (a)
3
4
 KU Core Elective*H6
EPHX 516Physical Measurements4
EPHX 531Electricity & Magnetism3
 TOTAL HOURS16-17
Fourth year - spring
CourseCourse TitleHours
EPHX 536
AE 523
Electrical Circuit Meas. and Design (a), or
Space System Design (s)
4
EPHX 601Design of Physical and Electronic Systems4
 KU Core Electives*H6
 TOTAL HOURS14
CURRICULUM NOTES

(a) Aircraft track
(s) Spacecraft track
* Students must ensure the electives they choose fulfill all remaining KU Core requirements.
H Honors equivalent course is available.

CORE DISTRIBUTION

GE 1.1 CRITICAL THINKING: PHSX 211
GE 1.2 QUANTITATIVE LITERACY: MATH 125

GE 2.1 WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: ELECTIVE
GE 2.2 ORAL COMMUNICATION: ELECTIVE

GE 3H ARTS & HUMANITIES: ELECTIVE
GE 3N NATURAL SCIENCES: CHEM 150
GE 3S SOCIAL SCIENCES: ELECTIVE

AE 4.1 DIVERSITY IN UNITED STATES: ELECTIVE
AE 4.2 GLOBAL AWARENESS: ELECTIVE

AE 5.1 ETHICS & SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: PHSX 150, 216, 236, 316, and 516

AE 6.1 INTEGRATION & CREATIVITY: EPHX 601

2021-2022 Curriculum

Our interdisciplinary program prepares students for life in the 21st century. Students work both in the classroom and in cutting edge research opportunities. Engineering Physics Department Website.

Chemical Systems Concentration

First year - fall
CourseCourse TitleHours
CHEM 170HChemistry for Chemical Sciences**5
 KU Core Goal 2.1*H3
MATH 125HCalculus 14
PHSX 150Seminar in Phys., Astr., & Engineering Physics.5
 KU Core Electives*H3
 TOTAL HOURS15.5
First year - Spring
CourseCourse TitleHours
CHEM 175HChemistry for Chemical Sciences II*5
 KU Core Goal 2.1*H3
MATH 126HCalculus II4
PHSX 211HGeneral Physics I4

PHSX 216
PHSX 213

General Physics I Laboratory, or
General Physics I Honors 

1
5

 TOTAL HOURS17
Second year - Fall
CourseCourse TitleHours
CHEM 330HOrganic Chemistry I3
C&PE 211Material & Energy Balances4
MATH 127HCalculus III4
MATH 290HElementary Linear Algebra2
PHSX 212HGeneral Physics II3
PHSX 236
PHSX 214
General Physics II Laboratory, or
General Physics II Honors 
1
4
 TOTAL HOURS17
Second year - Spring
CourseCourse TitleHours
C&PE 325Numerical Methods and Statistics3
C&PE 221Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I3
MATH 220H
MATH 320
Applied Differential Equations, or
Elementary Differential Equations
3
PHSX 313General Physics III3
PHSX 316Intermediate Physics Lab1
 KU Core Elective*H3
 TOTAL HOURS16
Third year - fall
CourseCourse TitleHours
CHEM 525Physical Chemistry for Engineers 4
C&PE 511Momentum Transfer3
C&PE 512Process Engineering Thermodynamics II3
EPHX 521Mechanics I3
 TOTAL HOURS13
Third year - Spring
CourseCourse TitleHours
C&PE 522Economic Appraisal of C&PE Projects2
C&PE 525Heat and Mass Transfer4
C&PE 524Kinetics & Reactor Design3
EPHX 536Electronic Circuit Measurement & Design4
 KU Core Elective*H3
 TOTAL HOURS16
Fourth year - fall
CourseCourse TitleHours
C&PE 611Design of Unit Operations3
C&PE 615Introduction to Process Dynamics & Control3
C&PE 616Chemical Engineering Lab I4
EPHX 516Physical Measurements4
EPHX 531Electricity & Magnetism3
 TOTAL HOURS17
Fourth year - spring
CourseCourse TitleHours
C&PE 613Chemical Engineering Design II 2
C&PE 626Chemical Engineering Laboratory II2
EPHX 511Introductory Quantum Mechanics3
EPHX 601Design of Physical and Electronic Systems4
 KU Core Electives*H6
 TOTAL HOURS15
CURRICULUM NOTES

* Students must ensure the electives they choose fulfill all remaining KU Core requirements.
**CHEM130H/135H can be substituted for CHEM 170/175.
H Honors equivalent course is available.

CORE DISTRIBUTION

GE 1.1 CRITICAL THINKING: PHSX 211
GE 1.2 QUANTITATIVE LITERACY: MATH 125

GE 2.1 WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: ELECTIVE
GE 2.2 ORAL COMMUNICATION: ELECTIVE

GE 3H ARTS & HUMANITIES: ELECTIVE
GE 3N NATURAL SCIENCES: CHEM 170
GE 3S SOCIAL SCIENCES: ELECTIVE

AE 4.1 DIVERSITY IN UNITED STATES: ELECTIVE
AE 4.2 GLOBAL AWARENESS: ELECTIVE

AE 5.1 ETHICS & SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: PHSX 150, 216, 236, 316, and 516

AE 6.1 INTEGRATION & CREATIVITY: EPHX 601

2021-2022 Curriculum

Digital Electronic Systems Concentration

First year - fall
CourseCourse TitleHours
CHEM 130General Chemistry I5
 KU Core Goal 2.1*H3
MATH 125HCalculus 14
PHSX 150Seminar in Phys., Astr., & Engineering Physics.5
 KU Core Electives*H3
 TOTAL HOURS15.5
First year - Spring
CourseCourse TitleHours
EECS 168HProgramming I4
 KU Core Goal 2.1*H3
MATH 126HCalculus II4
PHSX 211HGeneral Physics I4
PHSX 216, or
PHSX 213
General Physics I Laboratory
General Physics I Honors
1
5
 TOTAL HOURS16
Second year - Fall
CourseCourse TitleHours
EECS 202Circuits I3
EECS 140Introduction to Digital Logic Design4
MATH 220H, or
MATH 320
Applied Differential Equations
Elementary Differential Equations
3
MATH 290HElementary Linear Algebra2
PHSX 212HGeneral Physics II3
PHSX 236, or
PHSX 214

General Physics II Laboratory
General Physics II Honors

1
4
 TOTAL HOURS16
Second year - Spring
CourseCourse TitleHours
EECS 212Circuits II4
EECS 268Programing II4
MATH 127HCalculus III4
PHSX 313General Physics III3
PHSX 316Intermediate Physics Lab1
 TOTAL HOURS16
Third year - fall
CourseCourse TitleHours
EECS 312Electronic Circuits I3
EECS 361Signal & System Analysis4
EECS 388Computer Systems & Assembly Language4
EPHX 521Mechanics I3
 KU Core Elective*H3
 TOTAL HOURS17
Third year - Spring
CourseCourse TitleHours
EECS 443Digital Systems Design4
EECS 448Software Engineering I4
MATH 526Applied Mathematical Statistics I3
EPHX 511Introductory Quantum Mechanics3
 KU Core Elective*H3
 TOTAL HOURS17
Fourth year - fall
CourseCourse TitleHours
EECS 470Electronic Devices & Properties of Materials4
EECS 541Computer Systems Design Lab I3
 EECS Elective3
EPHX 516Physical Measurements4
EPHX 531Electricity & Magnetism3
 TOTAL HOURS16
Fourth year - spring
CourseCourse TitleHours
EECS 542Computer Systems Design Lab II3
EECS 645Computer Architecture3
EPHX 601Design of Physical and Electronic Systems4
 KU Core Electives*H6
 TOTAL HOURS16
CURRICULUM NOTES

* Students must ensure the electives they choose fulfill all remaining KU Core requirements.
**CHEM 150H can be substituted for CHEM 130.
H Honors equivalent course is available.

CORE DISTRIBUTION

GE 1.1 CRITICAL THINKING: PHSX 211
GE 1.2 QUANTITATIVE LITERACY: MATH 125

GE 2.1 WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: ELECTIVE
GE 2.2 ORAL COMMUNICATION: ELECTIVE

GE 3H ARTS & HUMANITIES: ELECTIVE
GE 3N NATURAL SCIENCES: CHEM 130
GE 3S SOCIAL SCIENCES: ELECTIVE

AE 4.1 DIVERSITY IN UNITED STATES: ELECTIVE
AE 4.2 GLOBAL AWARENESS: ELECTIVE

AE 5.1 ETHICS & SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: PHSX 150, 216, 236, 316, and 516

AE 6.1 INTEGRATION & CREATIVITY: EPHX 601

2021-2022 Curriculum

Electromechanical Control Concentration

First year - fall
CourseCourse TitleHours
CHEM 130HFoundations of Chemistry 15
ENGL 101Composition  (or any KU Core GE 2.1)3
MATH 125HCalculus 14
ME 228Computer Graphics3
PHSX 150Seminar in Phys., Astr., & Engineering Physics.5
 TOTAL HOURS15.5
First year - Spring
CourseCourse TitleHours
EECS 168HProgramming I4
ENGL 102HCritical Reading & Writing (or any GE 2.1) 3
MATH 126HCalculus II4
PHSX 211HGeneral Physics I4
PHSX 216, or
PHSX 213
General Physics I Laboratory
General Physics I Honors
1
5
 TOTAL HOURS16
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Second year - Fall
CourseCourse TitleHours
EECS 202Circuits I3
EECS 140HIntroduction to Digital Logic Design4
MATH 220H, or
MATH 320
Applied Differential Equations
Elementary Differential Equations
3
MATH 290HElementary Linear Algebra2
PHSX 212HGeneral Physics II3
PHSX 236, or
PHSX 214

General Physics II Laboratory
General Physics II Honors

1
4
 TOTAL HOURS16
Second year - Spring
CourseCourse TitleHours
EECS 212Circuits II4
EECS 268Programing II4
MATH 127HCalculus III4
ME 210Statics and Intro to Mechanics1
PHSX 313General Physics III3
PHSX 316Intermediate Physics Lab1
 TOTAL HOURS17
Third year - fall
CourseCourse TitleHours
EECS 361Signal & System Analysis4
EPHX 521Mechanics I3
ME 311Mechanics of Materials3
ME 212Basic Engineering Thermodynamics3
 KU Core Elective*H3
 TOTAL HOURS16
Third year - Spring
CourseCourse TitleHours
EECS 312Electronic Circuits I3
EPHX 511Introductory Quantum Mechanics3
ME 501Mechanical Engineering Design Process4
ME 628Mechanical Design I4
 KU Core Elective*H3
 TOTAL HOURS14
Fourth year - fall
CourseCourse TitleHours
EPHX 516Physical Measurements4
EPHX 531Electricity & Magnetism3
 Elective**3
ME 640 or 627Design Project2
 KU Core Elective*H3
 TOTAL HOURS15-16
Fourth year - spring
CourseCourse TitleHours
EECS 444Control Systems3
EPHX 601Design of Physical and Electronic Systems4
ME 641/642/643Capstone Design Project3
 KU Core Electives*H6
 TOTAL HOURS15-17
CURRICULUM NOTES

* Students must ensure the electives they choose fulfill all remaining KU Core requirements.
**Elective must be Engineering, Physics, Astronomy, or Math.
***ME 642 (Design Project B – Formula Car) requires ME 627 to be taken in the previous semester as the engineering elective. ME 643 (Design Project C – Biomechanics) requires ME 633 to be taken in the previous semester as the engineering elective. ME 641 (Design Project A) is also available but has several prerequisite courses that would need to be taken.

CORE DISTRIBUTION

GE 1.1 CRITICAL THINKING: PHSX 211
GE 1.2 QUANTITATIVE LITERACY: MATH 125

GE 2.1 WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: ELECTIVE
GE 2.2 ORAL COMMUNICATION: ELECTIVE

GE 3H ARTS & HUMANITIES: ELECTIVE
GE 3N NATURAL SCIENCES: CHEM 130
GE 3S SOCIAL SCIENCES: ELECTIVE

AE 4.1 DIVERSITY IN UNITED STATES: ELECTIVE
AE 4.2 GLOBAL AWARENESS: ELECTIVE

AE 5.1 ETHICS & SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: PHSX 150, 216, 236, 316, and 516

AE 6.1 INTEGRATION & CREATIVITY: EPHX 601

2021-2022 Curriculum