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This bachelors’ degree program is designed to  produce graduates who will combine knowledge in advanced physics and engineering technology to solve problems in engineering fields. The graduates from this program will have knowledge and practical experience in designing, planning, testing, evaluating, reporting, as well as process management and problem solving skills. 

This program has three tracks:

  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Electronics Engineering Technology
  • Mechatronics Engineering Technology


Engineering Physics graduates have the potential to work in many fields:

  • Design
  • Instrumentation
  • Testing
  • Robotics
  • Transportation
  • Bioengineering
  • Production Operations
  • Maintenance
  • Technical Sales
  • Public Utilities
  • Insurance
  • more!

Engineering Physics graduates can also purse graduate studies in:

  • Physics
  • Applied Physics
  • Engineering



Many opportunities exist for undergraduate students to pursue research in Physics as well as in engineering technology while studying at NKU. Faculty members in the Department of Physics, Geology and Engineering Technology are often looking for motivated and enthusiastic students to aid in research projects.  Please contact faculty in physics research and faculty in Engineering Technology Research.

There are also summer research positions offered across the country for students wanting to travel and get valuable research experience in various areas of physics.  Please visit the National Science Foundation website for the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) listings.


Program Contact Information

Dr. Dirk Grupe
Department Chair

Dr. Chari Ramkumar 
Engineering Physics Program Director
(859) 572-5405