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Department of Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
110 Eighth Street, Troy, New York 12180-3590 USA

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(518) 276-6310
Fax: (518) 276-6680
E-mail: physics@rpi.edu

Dual B.S. Curriculum:
Applied Physics & Electrical Engineering

A senior project is required, which consists of a research course, cooperative assignment, or prior research project approval.

First Year
Fall Credit Hours   Spring Credit Hours
ENGR-1100 Intro. to Engineering Analysis 4 PHYS-1100 Physics I 4
MATH-1010 Calculus I 4 MATH-1020 Calculus II 4
ENGR-1500 Chemistry of Materials I 4 CSCI-1100 Computer Science I 4
Hum. or Soc. Sci. Elective [1] 4 Hum. or Soc. Sci. Elective [1] 4
ENGR-1310 Intro. to
Engineering Electronics [2]
1 ENGR-1200 Engineering Graphics
and CAD
1
 
Second Year
Fall Credit Hours   Spring Credit Hours
PHYS-1200 Physics II 4 ENGR-2350 Embedded Control 4
ENGR-2050 Intro to Engineering Design [3] 4 ECSE-2610 Computer Components
and Operations
4
MATH-2400 Intro. to Differential Equations 4 MATH-2010 Multivariable Calculus &
Matrix Algebra
4
Hum. or Soc. Sci. Elective [1] 4 ECSE-2010 Electric Circuits 4
ENGR-1010 Professional Development I 1
 
Third Year
Fall Credit Hours   Spring Credit Hours
ECSE-2050 or
ECSE-2060
Analog Electronics or
Digital Electronics
4 PHYS-4210 Electromagnetic Theory 4
ECSE-2410 Signals and Systems 4 ECSE-2210 Microelectronics Technology 4
PHYS-2960 Modern Physics 4 PHYS-2350 Experimental Physics 4
Hum. or Soc. Sci. Elective [1] 4 Hum. or Soc. Sci. Elective [1] 4
 
Fourth Year
Fall Credit Hours   Spring Credit Hours
ECSE-4220 VLSI Design 3 ECSE-4260 Physical Design in
Microelectronics [5]
3
PHYS-2330 Intermediate Mechanics 4 ECSE-4500 Probability for
Engineering Applications
4
PHYS-2510 Quantum Physics 4 PHYS-4420 Thermodynamics and
Statistical Mechanics
4
Hum. or Soc. Sci. Elective [1] 4 ESCE-XXXX Electrical Engineering Elective 4
Professional Development II [4] 1 ENGR-4010 Professional Development III 1
Footnotes:
  1. A total of 24 credits in H&SS electives is required.
  2. This course may be replaced by ENGR-1300 Engineering Processes.
  3. This course meets with ENGR-1010 Professional Development I.
  4. This course is currently under development and is not listed in the catalog course descriptions.
  5. A corequisite of this course is ENGR-4010 Professional Development III.

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