Engineering Physics Accreditation

(Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org)

Engineering Physics

(Tracks:  Electrical, Mechanical, Aerospace and Advanced Physics)

Program 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 program is accredited by the:

Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org

Recognition by this organization has been earned by only 22 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 Engineer (PE).
Along with completing the core curriculum, each engineering physics student may select a track in electrical, mechanical, or aerospace 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 creatively.

The Program Educational Objectives for the Engineering Physics program describe the characteristics of graduates in the context of their career work environments, and are consistent with Murray State’s mission and the needs of our constituencies. We expect our graduates to attain the following Program Educational Objectives within a few years of graduation:

  1. function as productive, qualified engineering professionals in entry-level corporate research, development, and production positions in which they communicate effectively, work collaboratively, and solve problems creatively.
  2. 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.
  3. continue their education through activities such as pursuit of professional licensure, attainment of professional certifications, completion of continuing education courses, and enrollment in programs of graduate study in one of several engineering fields as well as in physics.
  4. contribute to society as ethical, socially conscious practitioners of their profession.

The Student Outcomes describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation.

Student Outcomes

Graduates of the Engineering Physics program at Murray State will attain:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Program Metrics

Enrollment and Graduation Data for the Murray State Engineering Physics Program

Academic Year Fall (October) Enrollment Engineering Physics Graduates
2012-13 70 12
2013-14 86 7
2014-15 111 18
2015-16 116 10
2016-17 136 27
2017-18 132 15
2018-19 133 34
2019-20 140 23
2020-21 153 28

Contact information

Dr. Jamie Rogers
Engineering Program Coordinator
School of Engineering
Murray State University
jrogers@murraystate.edu
270.809.4976
Dr. Danny Claiborne
Chair
School of Engineering
Murray State University
dclaiborne@murraystate.edu
270.809.6910