Undergraduate Program (BS)

ENGINEERING PHYSICS

Actually it is rocket science. And digital circuitry. And robotics. And a lot of other exciting possibilities. Engineering physics is where natural science and engineering come together with our solid grounding in the liberal arts and Jesuit ethics. The result is you with a great brain, big heart and a very bright future.

Sample Four-Year ENGINEERING PHYSICS Course Sequence

First Year

First Semester Semester Hours
PHYSICS 170: University Physics I 3
PHYSICS 171: Explorations in Physics 1
MATHEMATICS 170: Calculus I 4
CORE 100, First Year Seminar 3
CORE 101, GOA 0
Second Language 103 level 3
Second Semester Semester Hours
PHYSICS 172: University Physics II 3
ENGR 173: Explorations in Engineering 1
MATHEMATICS 171: Calculus II 4
THEOLOGY 111: Theological Foundations 3
CORE 102, GOA 0
Second Language 201 level 3

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Sophomore

First Semester Semester Hours
PHYSICS 330: Modern Physics I 3
PHYSICS 331: Moder Physics I Lab 2
PHYSICS 242: Circuit Analysis 3
PHYSICS 243: Circuit Analysis Lab 1
MATHEMATICS 220: Calculus III 4
ENGL 101, Composition 3
Second Semester Semester Hours
ENGINEERING 244: Electronics 3
ENGINEERING 245: Electronics Lab 1
MATHEMATICS 230: Intro to Ordinary Differential Equations (taught only in the Spring) 3
ENGINEERING 180: Intro to MATLAB 1
PHILOSOPHY 100: Ethics as Intro to Philosophy 3
Historical Perspectives 3
Writing Flag (If not satisfied through a required core course) 3

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Junior

First Semester Semester Hours
ENGINEERING 350: Digital Logic and Circuit Design 3
ENGINEERING 370: Fluid Mechanics 3
PHYSICS 360: Electromagnetism I 3
MATHEMATICS 156: General Statistics 3
Theological Perspectives 3
Diversity Flag (If not satisfied through a required core course) or Free Elective 3
Second Semester Semester Hours
PHYSICS 364: Physical Optics 3
PHYSICS 365: Physical Optics Lab 1
ENGINEERING 346: Signals, Systems and Measurements 3
ENGINEERING 347: Signals, Systems and Measurements Lab 1
ENGINEERING 354: Microprocessors 3
Lit and Moral Imagination 3
ER/S Flag (If not satisfied through a required core course) 3

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Senior

First Semester Semester Hours
ENGINEERING 395: Senior Project I 2
ENGINEERING 384: Heat Transfer 3
ENGINEERING 380: Control Systems 3
PHYS 350: Theoretical Mechanics I 3
Creative Perspectives 3
Second Semester Semester Hours
ENGINEERING 398: Senior Project II 2
ENGINEERING 358: Analog and Digital Communication 3
ENGR 396: Colloqium 1
Philosophical Perspectives 3
Humanities Elective 3
Social Science Elective 3

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Sample Courses

Xavier is known for providing an education that’s both challenging and personal. Here are some courses that are part of the ENGINEERING PHYSICS major at Xavier:

Electronics I (PHYS 242) - Explore the fundamental concepts and laws of electric AC and DC circuits, and apply them to topics such as delta-star conversion, power and power transfer in circuits, impedance, steady state and transient analysis, ideal transformers, operational amplifiers, RLC resonant circuits, and analog filters.

Digital Logic and Circuits Design (ENGR 350) - Learn the fundamentals of Boolean algebra, logic gates, and computer architecture. Then use these fundamentals to analyze, design, build and test combinatorial circuits, flip-flops, registers, counters, and sequential circuits.

Microprocessors and Microcontrollers (ENGR 354) - Learn about the architecture of microprocessors and microcontrollers, programming, instruction design, memory hierarchy and Input/Output interfaces, and assembly language programming. Then gain hands on experience with microcontroller programming and system design.

98% Placement rate among Xavier graduates Get a great job after graduation

98%

Placement rate among Xavier graduates Get a great job after graduation

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PERSONAL ATTENTION

At Xavier, our small class sizes allow you to ask the right questions and get the attention you need to succeed and learn. On top of that, our Career Development mentoring program will connect you with a Cincinnati-based professional in your field.

THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY

Go digital in our numerous labs, and spark your 3-D printer imagination in our Senior Design courses.

CAREER FLEXIBILITY

Select a concentration area that combines a strong physics foundation with a firm engineering background that prepares you for fields such as aerospace, electrical engineering, telecommunication, robotics, medicine, biotechnology and manufacturing.

Xavier Wearable Electronics Research Center

At the Xavier Wearable Electronics Research Center (XWERC) we are doing exciting things, and we welcome the opportunity of sharing that excitement with you!
We use state of the art tools to model, fabricate and test the next generation of wearable and flexible electronics that enable innovative robotics, aerospace, biomedical, and environmental applications by applying engineering and physics concepts.

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LABS ON CAMPUS

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PLACEMENT RATE

20

AVERAGE SIZE OF CLASSES

82%

MEDICAL SCHOOL ACCEPTANCE RATE (COMPARED TO 40% NATIONALLY)

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