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The student who graduates with a Bachelor of Science in engineering will complete study of mathematics courses through differential equations, basic classes in chemistry and calculus-based physics, and the normal set of general-education classes during the whole of the first two years at NKU. During the second year the engineering student will start the study of coursework (for example, statics or dynamics or thermodynamics) that bridges the gap between these basic sciences and the engineering applications of the knowledge of the basic sciences. The last two years will be completed at a campus such as the University of Kentucky or the University of Louisville. These last two years of courses are largely devoted to the study of engineering applications of science and mathematics to the matters of the student’s chosen engineering discipline. These courses involve design of solutions culminating with a senior design course and project that are specific to the discipline. 

Learn more information about the program and options.


Engineering graduates are hired as:

  • Bioengineering/Biosystems Engineers
  • Chemical Engineers
  • Civil Engineers
  • Computer Scientists
  • Electrical Engineers
  • Materials Engineers
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Industrial Engineers
  • more!

Engineering graduates can also pursue graduate studies in:

  • Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Business Administration


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