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Program Type: Undergraduate

Degree Awarded: B.S. in Engineering Physics Select the degree to view its requirements and four-year plans.

Department: Physics, Geology, and Engineering Technology

The Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics degree is tailored to prepare students who can meet the demand for engineers with a good balance of theoretical and practical knowledge.  At NKU, students learn from highly dedicated faculty from physics and engineering technology in a small classroom setting while gaining hands-on experience utilizing state-of-the-art equipment.  The curriculum is designed to help students develop their communication skills and learn how to work in teams effectively.  Students graduate from this program with advanced math skills, enhanced knowledge of the physics behind engineering applications, and practical experience solving real-life engineering problems through coops and internships. 

Program Contacts

Dr. Chari Ramkumar
Engineering Physics and Pre-Engineering Coordinator
(859) 572-5405

Dr. Dirk Grupe
Department Chair, Physics, Geology, and Engineering Technology
(859) 572-6549

Students in the Spotlight

Kali Vanhoose

Kali Vanhoose

Graduating Year: 2022

Education: B.S. in Engineering Physics

"This department goes above and beyond for the students making sure the success and wellbeing of each and every student is their TOP priority. The small class sizes allow the professors to build relationships with the students, in this department you will never be just a number."

Career: Automation engineer at E Tech Group

There are so many options in the field of engineering but few offer the opportunity to do multiple disciplines in one. An automation engineer combines mechanical, electrical, software, networking, robotics, manufacturing, and many other forms of engineering. The field is changing constantly and is applicable throughout industry, allowing for professional growth and a changing work environment. This field provides problem solving challenges every day and even larger rewards.

Find Your Passions & Build Your Future

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  • Cooperative learning: Network while gaining practical, real-world experience working in an engineering/technology company. 
  • Special projects: Explore an engineering or physics topic of your choice by working on a research or design project guided by faculty from physics and engineering technology.
  • Co-curricular opportunities: Develop a sense of belonging by joining one or more of the many engineering-oriented student organizations such as Norse Baja, Women in Physics and Engineering, the National Society of Black Engineers, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, and the Physics and Astronomy Club.

Keep exploring. Visit the department website.

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Financial Aid

A variety of financial assistance is available, from grants to scholarships, loans to veteran benefits.