Curriculum
Requirements
 Satisfy the requirements of the Discovery Program.
 Satisfy the Writing Requirements. This requirement includes four courses. A list of approved writingintensive courses appears on the web.
 Satisfy the Bachelor of Science Requirements: a minimum of 128 credits at the 400799 level and at a GPA of at least 2.00.
 Minimum Engineering Physics requirements:
 Choose an (acredited) BSEP track: Aerospace Track, Materials Science Track, or Engineering Research Track.
 PHYS 407, 408 (General Physics I, II). PHYS 407H & MATH 425H (Honors Studio Calc/Phys) have to be taken together, same for PHYS 408H & MATH 426H. Honors Studio Calc/Phys is recommended for all Physics students.
 CHEM 403 or CHEM 405. (Note: to take CHEM 405, a student must have taken chemistry in high school.)
 Required math courses include Math 425, 426 (Calculus I, II) and 527 (Diff. Eqs.) and 528 (MultiD Calc.). Math 525/526 (Linearity I, II) may replace MATH 527/528.
 A capstone experience is required of all BSEP students during their senior year. ABET accreditation requires that the capstone experience be a design experience. If a project involves research, it must also lead to a design effort.
 A student must have a minimum grade of C in each 400 or 500level course in items 4.1 through 4.4 and an overall gradepoint average of 2.33 in these courses in order to continue in the BSEP program.
BSEP — Aerospace Track
Fall Semester  Spring Semester  

Year 1

ENGL 401  FirstYear Writing
ME 441  Intro to Engineering Design/ Solid Modeling
PHYS 400  Freshman Seminar
PHYS 407H  General Physics I
MATH 425H  Calculus I

CHEM 405  Chemical Principles for Engineers
MATH 426H  Calculus II
PHYS 408H  General Physics I
IAM 550  Intro to Engineering and Computing 
Year 2 
Discovery Elective
PHYS 508  Thermodynamics and Statistical Mech.
MATH 528  MultiDimensional Calculus
PHYS 505  General Physics III
PHYS 506  General Physics III Lab

Discovery Elective
Discovery Elective
MATH 527  Differential Equations
PHYS 615  Classical Mechanics and Math Physics I

Year 3

Discovery Elective
ME 608  Fluid Dynamics
ECE 541  Electric Circuits
PHYS 616  Classical Mechanics/Math Physics II

Discovery Elective
ECE 548  Electronic Design
PHYS 703  Electricity and Magnetism
ME 670  Systems Modeling, Simulation and Control

Year 4

Discovery Elective
ECE 651  Electronic Design II
PHYS 708  Optics
PHYS 797  Senior Design Capstone Project

Discovery Elective
ME 743  Satellite Systems, Dynamics and Controls
PHYS 712  Space Plasma Physics
PHYS 797  Senior Design Project

BSEP — Materials Science Track
Fall Semester 
Spring Semester



Year 1

ENGL 401  FirstYear Writing MATH 425H  Calculus I CHEM 405  Chemical Principles for Engineers PHYS 407H  General Physics I PHYS 400  Freshman Seminar 
Discovery Elective
MATH 426H  Calculus II
PHYS 408H  General Physics II
IAM 550  Introduction to Engineering Computing

Year 2

Discovery Elective
PHYS 508  Thermodynamics and Statistical Mech.
MATH 528  MultiDimensional Calculus
PHYS 505  General Physics III
PHYS 506  General Physics III Lab

Discovery Elective
ME 561  Introduction to Material Science
MATH 527  Differential Equations
PHYS 615  Classical Mechanics and Math Physics I

Year 3

Discovery Elective
PHYS 701  Quantum Mechanics I
ME 761  Diffraction and Imaging Methods
PHYS 616  Classical Mechanics and Math Physics II

Discovery Elective
ME 646  Experimental Measurement and Data Analysis
PHYS 703  Electricity and Magnetism I
PHYS 718  Condensed Matter Physics

Year 4

Discovery Elective
ECE 541  Electric Circuits
PHYS 797  Senior Design Capstone Project
Elective in Major
Elective in Major

Discovery Elective
ECE 548  Electronic Design I
PHYS 797  Senior Design Project
Elective in Major

3 Electives in Major, choose from:
ME 730 (Mechanical Behavior of Materials, 4 cr), ME 735 (Mechanics of Composite Materials, 4 cr), ME760 (Physical Metallurgy, 4 cr), ME 786 (Introduction to Finite Element Analysis + Lab), ME 795 (Thin Film Science & Technology, ME 795 (Fracture and Fatigue of Engineering Material), ME 795 (Physical Metallurgy of Automotive and Aerospace Materials + Lab), or ME 795 (Thermodynamics & Kinetics of Materials I, 3 cr)
BSEP — Engineering Research Track
Fall Semester

Spring Semester  

Year 1 
Disovery Elective
MATH 425H  Calculus I
PHYS 400  Freshman Seminar
PHYS 407H  General Physics I
CHEM 405  General Chemistry

ENGL 401  Freshman English MATH 426H Calculus II PHYS 408H  General Physics I IAM 550  Intro to Engineering and Computing 
Year 2 
Discovery Elective MATH 528  MultiDimensional Calculus PHYS 505  General Physics III PHYS 506  General Physics III Lab ECE 541  Electric Circuits 
Discovery Elective MATH 527  Differential Equations ECE 548  Electronic Design I PHYS 615  Classical Mechanics & Math Physics I 
Year 3 
Discovery Elective PHYS 616  Classical Mechanics & Math Physics II ECE 651  Electronic Design II PHYS 508  Thermodynamics 
Discovery Elective ECE 543  Introduction to Digital Systems Elective in Major 
Year 4 
Discovery Elective PHYS 797  Senior Design Project I ECE 633  Signals and Systems I PHYS 704  Electricity and Magnetism II OR PHYS 708  Optics Elective in Major 
Discovery Elective PHYS 797 Senior Design Project II ECE 647  Random Processes and Signals in Engineering ME 608  Fluid Dynamics Elective in Major 
3 Electives in Major, choose from:
ECE 634 (Signals and Systems II), MS 762 (Electronic Materials Science), ME 561 (Introduction to Materials Science), ME 670 (Systems Modeling, Simulation, and Control), ME 706 (Renewable Energy: Physical and Engineering Principles), ME 712 (Waves in Fluids), ME 743 (Satellite Systems, Dynamics, and Control), and ME 770 (Design with Microprocessors)