Students majoring in ECE with an Applied Physics emphasis develop the devices, systems, and technologies used to implement modern electronics devices and systems. Further, they support research into new technologies that e.g. will extend Moore's Law into the future.
Depending on the courses selected, completion of applied physics area coursework can provide additional understanding of topics in electromagnetics, quantum mechanics and electronics, solid state devices, space systems and electronics, and information processing.
Students interested in the Applied Physics elective focus area are encouraged to consider the track and EFA course selection suggestions listed below when completing their plan of study form (graduation prior Fall 2017 or graduation Fall 2017 or later).
Students interested in this EFA are encouraged to consider the course suggestions listed below when completing their Plan of Study Form.
|EE Electrical Track Requirements||Suggested Options|
|ECE:5700 Advanced Electromagnetic Theory|
|ECE:3360 Embedded Systems|
|5000-Level ECE Elective
|All 5000-level depth electives listed above and
ECE:5790 Electro-optics (Same as: PHYS:4726)
ECE:5780 Optical Signal Processing (Same as: PHYS:4820)
ECE:5720 Solid State Physical Electronics
|All breadth, depth and 5000-level ECE electives listed above and
PHYS:3710 Intermediate Laboratory
PHYS:3741 Intro. to Quantum Mechanics I
PHYS:3742 Intro. to Quantum Mechanics II
MATH:4200 Complex Variables (taking this course gives a math minor)
ECE:4728 Intro. to Solid State Physics (Same as: PHYS:4728)
|Any of the above OR course selected in consultation with advisor.
* Students graduating before Fall 2017 are required to select two additional electives.
- A Physics minor can be earned by completing PHYS:2703, PHYS:2704, and 7-8 sh of upper-level Physics courses.
- A minor in Mathematics can be earned by including one qualifying Math course in the EFA plan.