Engineering, Physics Concentration

Engineering, Physics Concentration

Bachelor of Science

NNU's Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree is an ABET-accredited, multidisciplinary degree dedicating two years to broad engineering fundamentals and two years to your concentration of engineering physics. The engineering physics concentration bridges the gap between theoretical science and practical nuclear engineering.

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  • Graduates from NNU's engineering program have a high FE exam pass rate and job placement rate
  • Student to faculty ratio of 15:1
  • Faculty have years of industry experience to draw on in mentoring you

Engineering Physics Concentration

At NNU, our engineering physics concentration bridges the gap between theoretical science and practical nuclear engineering; it integrates mathematics, physics and chemistry with engineering to create solutions in multidisciplinary areas requiring a background in physics, such as nuclear power, astrophysics, aerospace, renewable energy, etc.

What You'll Learn

For this concentration, you will take courses in quantum mechanics, electromagnetics, analytics mechanics, experiment design and modern physics as well as complete a senior research project tailored toward this area of study. This coursework complements the ongoing department research projects, giving you opportunities to gain hands-on experience.
Besides access to cutting-edge research, you will have professors with years of industry experience to draw on in mentoring you and giving you hands-on training with fabrication and lab equipment. With a 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio, you get to know your professor and your professors really care about you, both in and out of the classroom. At the same time, you benefit from NNU’s broad liberal arts educational, spiritual and residential campus experience.

Program Outcomes

This program prepares you to directly enter the engineering workplace, take the professional engineering licensure exam and attend graduate school. Graduates from our program have a high FE exam pass rate, grad school placement rate and job placement rate. Columbia, Georgia Tech, Purdue, Alabama, Vanderbilt and Carnegie Mellon are some of the graduate schools our alumni have attended.
This concentration will prepare you for a graduate education in physics or nuclear engineering.
You will be prepared for careers in:
  • Renewable energy
  • Solar technology
  • Nuclear power
  • Aerospace
  • Astrophysics

Further information and basic statistics about our program are available here.

Degree Details

Bachelor of Science

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The BS Engineering Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

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I am planning on going to graduate school to study nuclear physics. I feel that NNU has properly prepared me for the future, specifically through the excellent courses offered in my majors, where I have been able to find out what I enjoy in the field of engineering and physics.

Alex Nadermann
BS Physics, BS Engineering Physics

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