The Engineering Physics degree combines a deep understanding of science fundamentals with the practical knowledge and skills of engineering practice and design. When you graduate from Mines with a major in Engineering Physics, you’ll be ready to jump right into jobs that require a broad technical education. You will also be well-prepared to continue specialization through graduate school, whether in physics or related technical fields, or even medicine and law.
Graduates who have chosen to continue to study physics have successfully competed with the best students from around the country for admission to the most competitive graduate schools. Our curriculum combines aspects of an engineering degree with the rigorous foundation of traditional physics.
In addition to the core courses required of every student at Mines, physics majors tackle advanced topics in mechanics, electromagnetism, thermodynamics, electronics and modern physics.
The department offers a broad selection of electives, with flexibility that makes it possible to minor in almost any area. Many of our graduates apply to and are accepted at engineering graduate programs in mechanical, electrical, and materials engineering.
Our Engineering Physics program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology — one of only 20 such programs in the country with this distinction, and the only one in Colorado.
George Smith, a Mines student studying engineering physics, tells us about his experience in undergraduate research.