Mechanical Engineering and Physics
Engineering and physics are closely related disciplines. Mechanical engineering combines engineering physics and applied mathematics with materials science to design mechanical systems and novel materials. It requires knowledge of core areas of physics, such as mechanics, thermodynamics, theory of elasticity, electricity and magnetism. Modern materials science requires understanding of quantum physics. Therefore, the demand is growing for engineers with multidisciplinary training that includes both fundamental knowledge of physics and practical problem-solving skills. The Mechanical Engineering and Physics double major program is designed to allow students to complete the core requirements of both majors in a four-year degree. Graduates of the program will have a unique background qualifying them to work in industry or to pursue graduate studies in engineering, physics or related fields of science and technology.
Students will earn a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.) degree with a second major in physics.