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Department of Physics

Undergraduate Program

Engineering Physics Major

The Engineering Physics major was introduced in 2006/07 and is designed for students who have an interest in and an aptitude for both engineering and physics. The program provides students with a firm foundation in physics and mathematics, together with engineering design and problem-solving skills.  This background prepares students to tackle complex problems in multidisciplinary areas that are at the forefront of 21st-century technology, such as solid state devices, quantum optics and photonics, materials science, nanotechnology, electromechanical systems, energy systems, and any engineering field that requires a very solid background in physics. Because the program emphasizes science, mathematics and engineering, students are well prepared to pursue graduate work in engineering, physics or applied physics.

This interdisciplinary major is administered as a subplan of the Engineering major.  Engineering Physics majors may participate in on-campus summer research programs, either through an engineering department, or in the physics summer research program through Physics, Applied Physics, and SLAC.

On the School of Engineering's web page, you'll find links to the current Bulletin section with course listings, and the School of Engineering Undergraduate Handbook, which includes a detailed description of the requirements, template schedules for each of six specialties, program sheets, and instructions for how to declare the Engineering Physics majors:

For more information on the Engineering Physics major and pre-major advising, contact Prof. Pat Burchat (burchat@stanford.edu) or Prof. Kam Moler (kmoler@stanford.edu).

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