Murray State University
Electrical, Mechanical, Biomedical and Advanced Physics)
Educational Objectives – Student Outcomes – Program Metrics
The Engineering Physics program
combines a broad education in physics, mathematics, chemistry, and computing
with a solid foundation in the engineering sciences and engineering design. The
result is a graduate who is prepared to work in a rapidly changing environment
where several scientific and engineering disciplines overlap.
Murray State University's
Engineering Physics degree is accredited by the:
Accreditation Commission of ABET
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MD 21202-4012 - telephone: (410)347-7700
Recognition by this
organization has been earned by fewer than 20 Engineering Physics programs
nationwide. Graduates are eligible to sit for the Fundamentals of Engineering
(FE) examination, the first step in proceeding to licensure as a Professional
Along with completing the core
curriculum, each engineering physics student may select a track in electrical, mechanical, or biomedical engineering, or in advanced physics. You will learn techniques in solving engineering problems, and
you will develop the applied background to attack new engineering challenges
The Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes for the Engineering Physics program describe the characteristics
of graduates in the context of their career work environments, and are
consistent with MSU’s mission and the needs of our constituencies. The focus of
Murray State’s Engineering Physics is a personal and highly-interactive
undergraduate education in engineering.
Program Educational Objectives
The Engineering Physics program at Murray State University produces
- are equipped to function as productive, qualified engineering professionals in entry-level corporate research, development, and production positions. This includes the ability to communicate effectively, work collaboratively, and solve problems creatively.
- are able to practice engineering in areas where traditional science and engineering disciplines overlap, utilizing their ability to incorporate significant computational, analytical, and experimental skills in accomplishing the engineering task.
- are prepared to successfully enter and complete programs of graduate study in one of several engineering fields as well as in physics.
- are aware of their responsibility to contribute to society as ethical, socially conscious practitioners of their profession.
Graduates of the Engineering Physics program at MSU
- an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering;
- an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;
- an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability;
- an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams;
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems;
- an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;
- an ability to communicate effectively;
- the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context;
- a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning;
- a knowledge of contemporary issues;
- an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice;
- a competence in the use of computational tools and in the use of a high-level programming language; and
- a depth of knowledge in calculus-based physics at an advanced level.
Enrollment and Graduation Data for the MSU Engineering Physics
Fall (October) Enrollment
Engineering Physics Graduates
Dr. Ted Thiede, Engineering Program
Coordinator Dr. Danny Claiborne, Chair
Institute of Engineering Institute
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