Physics and Engineering combined degree program is not a very old concept, it is driven by the rapid technological development in different field of engineering where improvement in technology is directly related to deep understanding of science. The unique blend of physics and engineering makes it possible for graduate to work at the interface between science and technology where new discoveries are made and continually being put into practice. While these graduates are proficient applying existing technologies, they are also willing to explore novel approaches and capable of developing new technologies. The excitement and fulfillment of working on innovative challenges will make Electrical Engineering and Physics (EE & PHYS) four-year undergraduate degree program at KFUPM attractive to many students.
This intercollege combined major provides students with a strong foundation in physics and mathematics, together with engineering fundamentals and designs and problem-solving skills. This background prepares them to tackle complex problems in multidisciplinary areas that are at the forefront of 21st-century technology such as solid-state electronic, renewable energy, computational science, quantum science & engineering, nanotechnology, laser and microwave, and any other engineering field that requires a solid background in physics. Because the program emphasizes science, mathematics, and engineering, students are well prepared to pursue graduate work in electrical engineering, physics, applied physics, or related fields.
The program is directed toward students interested in fundamental knowledge of physics, together with problem-solving skills and an understanding of engineering. It is designed to address the needs of students seeking innovative careers in today’s technological age. In addition, it allows students to keep their options open between physical sciences and engineering. Therefore, program is carefully designed to address all program objectives.
The program, EE & PHYS, is designed in such a way that to achieve the proposed objectives there is no compromise on the required physics and electrical engineering knowledge at international standard. The program covers almost 80 % of EE and Physics core courses. The program committee ensured that dropped courses have no impact on the objectives of the program and required EE and physics knowledge and skills.
The undergraduate program of Bachelor of Science (BS) in Electrical Engineering and Physics is designed to graduate students who are expected to attain (within a few years) of graduation the following PEOs:
The Electrical Engineering and Physics (BS) students by the time of gradation will have the ability to:
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