Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics

The undergraduate Engineering Physics curriculum is designed for students who want to pursue careers that lead the advances in applied science, advanced technology, and engineering.

The program's most distinguishing feature is a focus on the fundamentals of physics and mathematics, both experimental and theoretical, which are the foundation of modern engineering and research. By choosing an appropriate concentration, the students may combine this physics base with a solid background in a conventional area of engineering or applied science.

Engineering physics offers you an opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of the fundamentals of rapidly changing technology through an extensive physics and mathematics program in an engineering context. With electives and laboratory courses, you can easily combine this enhanced knowledge with the practical aspects of conventional engineering disciplines.

Engineering physics emphasizes the basic physics underlying most engineering developments, and mathematical tools vital to all engineers and scientists. The program is challenging, designed to stretch the mind.


Learn Physics. Speak Engineering.

Engineering physics is for students with a strong aptitude in science and mathematics who wish to apply these fundamental subjects to technical problems without the barriers of the historical divisions among disciplines. Combined with hands-on experience with computers, electronics, and lasers, this is excellent preparation for a broad range of careers.

Engineering physics students may carry out their own research projects during the junior and senior years. Internationally recognized faculty, coupled with sizable research funding, permits the study (both theoretical and experimental) of many subjects, including integrated-circuit technology, wave-function engineering, electron and ion-beam microfabrication, lasers and optics, superconducting devices, plasma physics, thermonuclear fusion, biological physics, materials physics, and x-ray physics.  

Engineering Physics by the numbers

of Engineering Physics graduates take positions in high-technology industries, at starting salaries at the top end of the scale for engineers
Cornell's Engineering Physics program has been ranked number one in the nation multiple times by U.S. News and World Reports
students graduate from the program annually, making EP unique in its low student to faculty ratio