BS - Physics - Mechanical Engineering Concentration

  • The program of study in physics leading to a Bachelor of Science degree provides students with the opportunity to pursue a major field of concentration in physics with the necessary specialization to succeed in a wide array of post-baccalaureate opportunities. The following concentrations include the course work and experience necessary for student success.  See an academic advisor for specific course information and important aspects of each of these concentrations.

    Mechanical Engineering Concentration: This concentration in mechanical engineering combines the study of physics with mechanical engineering. This curriculum design helps to further broaden the students’ analytical skills. In addition, a degree with a mechanical engineering concentration will increase the marketability of the physics student.

Term 1

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ENGL 1101 English Composition I
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area D2 (1 of 2)
      4
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area A2
      3
    • SCM 2000 or PHYS 2900
      3
    Total: 13

Term 2

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ENGL 1102 English Composition II
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area D1
      4
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area D2 (2 of 2)
      4
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area E3
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area C1
      3
    Total: 17
Year 1 (Hours: 30)

Term 3

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • POLS 1101 American Government
      3
    • ECON 1000 Contemporary Economic Issues
      2
    • PHYS 2211 Principles of Physics I
      3
    • PHYS 2211L Principles of Physics I Lab
      1
    • MATH 2202 Calculus II
      4
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area B2
      3
    Total: 16

Term 4

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • MATH 2203 Calculus III
      4
    • PHYS 2212 Principles of Physics II
      3
    • PHYS 2212L Principles of Physics II Lab
      1
    • EDG 1211 Engineering Graphics I
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area E4
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area C2
      3
    Total: 17
Year 2 (Hours: 33)

Term 5

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • MATH 2306 Ordinary Differential Equation
      3
    • PHYS 3710 Modern Physics
      3
    • PHYS 3260 Mathematical Physics
      3
    • ENGR 2214 Engineering Mechanics-Statics
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area E2
      3
    Total: 15

Term 6

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • PHYS 3210 Mechanics I
      3
    • PHYS 3220 Electromagnetism 1
      3
    • PHYS 3500K Computational Physics I
      3
    • ENGR 3131 Strength of Materials
      3
    • ENGR 3132 Strength of Materials Lab
      1
    • Upper Division Electives (1 of 3)
      3
    Total: 16
Year 3 (Hours: 31)

Term 7

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • PHYS 4230 Thermal Physics
      4
    • ENGR 3122 Engineering Mechanics-Dynamics
      3
    • ENGR 3343 Fluid Mechanics
      3
    • ENGR 3345 Fluid Mechanics Laboratory
      1
    • PHYS 3410K Electronics Laboratory
      2
    Total: 13

Term 8

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ME 3133 Composite Mechanics
      3
    • ME 4141 Machine Design
      3
    • Upper Division Elective (2 of 3)
      3
    • Upper Division Elective (3 of 3)
      4
    Total: 13
Year 4 (Hours: 26)


Program Total: 120 Hours

Milestones: All courses indicated as a Milestone with this icon ( ) should be completed in the term suggested to prevent delays in program completion.

Disclaimer: An academic map is a suggested four-year schedule of courses based on degree requirements in the KSU undergraduate catalog. This sample schedule serves as a general guideline to help build a full schedule each term. Some departments allow students to use the three credit first-year seminar course as a free elective for a degree program, which may impact the program's total credit hours. Milestones, courses, and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major are designated to keep you on track to graduate in four years. Missing milestones could delay your program. Enrolled Students should reference DegreeWorks and not this plan.

This map is not a substitute for academic advisement—contact your advisor if you have any questions about scheduling or about your degree requirements. Also see the current undergraduate catalog (catalog.kennesaw.edu) for a complete list of requirements and electives. Note: Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked; contact the department and/or program area for current information.

You may choose to attend a summer term to reduce your load during fall or spring terms but still stay on track to graduate in four years.


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