Curriculum: Engineering Physics

Core Courses and Typical Schedule

The following list provides a typical schedule, please consult official degree requirements in the university calendar for more details.

NOTE:  This curriculum is for students who entered the Engineering Science program in fall 2013 or later. Students who entered the program prior to fall 2013 should follow the curriculum posted here.

Year 1 (Standard schedule)

Term 1, Fall Term 2, Spring Term 3, Summer
CMPT 128-3  Intro to Computing Science & Programming for Engineers* ENSC 180-3 Introduction to Engineering Analysis
CHEM 121-4 General Chemistry & Lab*
MATH 152-3
Calculus II PHYS 121-3 Optics, Electricity, and Magnetism*
ENSC 100(W)-3 Engineering, Science, and Society* MATH 232-3
Applied Linear Algebra* MATH 310-3 Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations
ENSC 105W-3 Process, Form and
Convention in Professional Genres*
PHYS 120-3
Mechanics and Modern Physics* CMPL I First Complementary Studies Elective
ENSC 120-2 Introduction to Electronics Laboratory Instruments*
       
MATH 151-3 Calculus I - or MATH 150        

Year 1 (Advanced schedule)

Term 1, Fall Term 2, Spring Term 3, Summer
CMPT 128-3  Intro to Computing Science & Programming for Engineers* ENSC 180-3 Introduction to Engineering Analysis
 
MATH 152-3
Calculus II
ENSC 100W-3 Engineering, Science, and Society* MATH 232-3
Applied Linear Algebra*
ENSC 105W-3 Process, Form and
and Convention in Professional Genres*
PHYS 121-3
Optics, Electricity, and Magnetism*
ENSC 120-2 Introduction to Electronics Laboratory Instruments*
CHEM 121-4 General Chemistry & Lab
MATH 151-3 Calculus I  CMPL I First Complementary Studies Elective
PHYS 120-3 Mechanics and Modern Physics*
   

Year 2

Term 1, Fall Term 2, Spring Term 3, Summer
ENSC 204-1
Graphical Communication for Engineering
Co-op Term ENSC 225-4 Microelectronics*
ENSC 220-4 Electric Circuits I*
ENSC 254-4 Introduction to Computer Organization*
ENSC 251-4 Software Design and Analysis for Engineers*
ENSC 280-4 Engineering Measurement & Data Analysis
ENSC 252-4 Fundamentals in Digital Logic and Design*
ENSC 320-4 Electric Circuits II*
MATH 251-3 Calculus III MATH 254-3
Vector & Complex Analysis *
MATH 310-3 Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations* (If not taken in Summer of 1st year)
 

Year 3

Term 1, Fall Term 2, Spring Term 3, Summer
ENSC 324-3 Electronic Devices
ENSC 325-4
Microelectronics II Co-op Term

ENSC 351-4 Embedded and Real Time System Software* ENSC 383-4 Feedback Control Systems
ENSC 380-3 Linear Systems* ESD Elective I-4 First Engineering Science and Design Elective
PHYS 211-3 Intermediate Mechanics PHYS 233-2 Physics Laboratory IV
PHYS 384-3 Methods of Theoretical Physics I PHYS 321-3 Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism
    PHYS 344-3 Thermal Physics

Year 4

Term 1, Fall Term 2, Spring Term 3, Summer

Co-op Term




ECON 103-4 Principles of Microeconomics CMPL II Second Complementary Studies Elective
ENSC 405W-3 Project Documentation, User Interface Design, and Group Dynamics ENSC 406-2 Engineering Ethics, Law, and Professional Practice
ENSC 410-3 or ENSC 411-4 The Business of Engineering or The Business of Entrepreneurial Engineering ENSC 440-3 Capstone Engineering Science Project
ENSC 495-4 Introduction to Microelectronic Fabrication ENSC 470-4 Optical and Laser Engineering Applications
PHYS-I First Physics Elective ENSC 498-1 Engineering Science Thesis Proposal
PHYS-II Second Physics Elective ESD Elective II-4 Second Engineering Science and Design Elective

Year 5

Term 1, Fall Term 2, Spring Term 3, Summer
ENSC 499-9 Engineering Science Undergraduate Thesis    
PHYS 385-3 Quantum Mechanics I
PHYS 421-3 Electromagnetic Waves
PHYS-III Third Physics Elective

*should be completed in the designated term; consequences of deviating from this schedule are the responsibility of the student.

Electives:

Link to list of Approved Complementary Electives

Engineering Science and Design Electives

Students in the Engineering Physics Option must complete a minimum of 8 units from the approved engineering science & design elective list in addition to their required physics electives. Only one engineering science & design elective from the approved list can be at the 300 level.

  • ENSC 327-4 Communication Systems*
  • ENSC 350-4 Digital Systems Design*

*Students may take no more than one 300 level course to fulfill the ESD elective requirement for Engineering Physics.

The remaining units may be chosen from the following courses.  Students must have the required 300 level pre-requisites in order to take these courses, however only one 300 level course from the approved list above can be used to fulfill elective requirements. 

  • ENSC 424-4 Multimedia Communications Engineering
  • ENSC 425-4 Electronic System Design
  • ENSC 426-4 High Frequency Electronics
  • ENSC 427-4* Communication Networks
  • ENSC 428-4* Data Communications
  • ENSC 450-4* VLSI Systems Design
  • ENSC 452-4* Advanced Digital System Design
  • ENSC 474-4 Digital/Medical Image Processing
  • ENSC 476-4 Biophotonics
  • ENSC 481-4 Design for Reliability

Unacceptable ESD electives for engineering physics students:

  • ENSC 477-4 Biomedical Image Acquisition

Physics Electives

In addition to the required physics courses and engineering science and design electives, students must also complete 3 physics electives from the list below, one of which must be a 400-level physics course.

  • PHYS 347 – Introduction to Biological Physics
  • PHYS 390 – Introduction to Astrophysics
  • PHYS 395 – Computational Physics 
  • PHYS 413 – Advanced Mechanics
  • PHYS 415 – Quantum Mechanics 
  • PHYS 445 – Statistical Physics 
  • PHYS 465 – Solid State Physics 
  • PHYS 485 – Particle Physics 
  • PHYS 490 – General Relativity and Gravitation