cooperative-engineering-1Engineers are creators and inventors who solve complex, real-world problems using science and math. For every building constructed and new technology invented, an engineer has left their mark. Will you be next?

Engineering Physics prepares students to solve challenges in Engineering with Applied Physics and vice versa. The BS Engineering Physics program is ideal for students who have an interest in both fields and seek employment in engineering disciplines that require a deeper knowledge of physical principles, such as aerospace, nanotechnology, computing and nuclear science or those students who intend to pursue a graduate degree in Engineering.

The program provides students with a solid foundation in physics, mathematics, problem solving and engineering design skills. You’ll enjoy an array of opportunities – from traditional classroom and laboratory settings, to hands-on research and design experiences.

A UNIVERSE OF POSSIBILITIES

cooperative-engineering-2Choosing UST's B.S. in Engineering Physics program opens up a future of excellent job opportunities. UST is located at the epicenter of the job market for engineers. Not only does Texas boast the #1 average median salary for STEM careers, Houston, the energy capital of the world, is the #2 job market for engineers in the United States, according to Forbes Magazine.

Many employers value the combination of the unique problem-solving approach of physics and knowledge in engineering core subjects combined in the B.S. in Engineering Physics degree.

Possible jobs:

  • Scientist
  • Engineer
  • Computer software or hardware developer
  • Patent lawyer
  • Journalist

Where Can Studying engineering Take Me?

Engineering Physics is a relatively new field in engineering. If you have a strong interest in both engineering and physics, this program prepares you to design, develop and apply new solutions in engineering, from research and development to education, medicine, law and business. The program culminates with Capstone Engineering Design classes in the 4th year, where you’ll work in a small group on one project from idea to design to realization.

degree plan

Engineering has always been an in-demand field with a constant need for critical thinkers and problem solvers. In the mechanical engineering program you will learn the fundamentals of what it takes to be a great engineer.

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This program is best if you want to earn two engineering degrees, one from UST and one from a partner school. After completing 3 years in the B.S. in Engineering Physics program at UST, you can complete your engineering degree at a partner school, then apply for a UST degree as well.

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Women in Engineering Shine at UST
  • Over 30% of the students in UST’s physics and engineering program are women, remarkable among universities.
  • Half the UST physics and engineering faculty members are women, serving as strong role models for women in engineering careers.
  • Studying and working alongside other women helps you visualize your own success, making you more competitive as a woman in science.
 

50% of physics minors at the University of St. Thomas - Houston are women

Physics and engineering faculty members are women.