Students majoring in Engineering Physics gain direct experience with fundamental scientific principles and industrial application in areas that are at the forefront of technological development. Engineering Physics is an ABET accredited program, opening the door for students to become licensed Professional Engineers. This interdisciplinary program provides students with a science and mathematics background comparable to that of Tulane’s traditional physics major, as well as a strong grounding in engineering design and the application of physics principles in a variety of engineering disciplines. The curriculum is characterized by a strong emphasis on modern physics and its application to 21st century technology. Engineering Physics majors may earn a certificate recognizing specialization in computational, electrical, materials, or mechanical engineering. The certificate program provides students with a discipline-specific advisor, and allows the students to focus their technical electives to gain expertise in the discipline of choice.
The Engineering Physics major requires students to obtain an engineering physics-related internship during the course of their studies, and the curriculum culminates in a year-long capstone design course.