Engineering Physics

Bachelor of Science in Engineering

Engineering Physics

NNU’s Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering is an ABET-accredited, multidisciplinary degree dedicating two years to broad engineering fundamentals and two years to your concentration.

The engineering physics concentration bridges the gap between theoretical science and practical nuclear engineering; it integrates mathematics, physics and chemistry with engineering to create solutions in multidisciplinary areas requiring a background in physics, such as nuclear power, astrophysics, aerospace, renewable energy, etc.

For this degree, you will take courses in quantum mechanics, electromagnetics, analytics mechanics, experiment design and modern physics as well as complete a senior research project tailored toward this area of study. This coursework complements the ongoing department research projects, giving you opportunities to gain hands-on experience.

Besides access to cutting-edge research, you will have professors with years of industry experience to draw on in mentoring you and giving you hands-on training with fabrication and lab equipment. With a 15:1 student to faculty ratio, you get to know your professor and your professors really care about you, both in and out of the classroom. At the same time, you benefit from NNU’s broad liberal arts educational, spiritual and residential campus experience.

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This program prepares you to directly enter the engineering workplace, take the professional engineering licensure exam and attend graduate school. Graduates from our program have a high FE exam pass rate, grad school placement rate and job placement rate. Columbia, Georgia Tech, Purdue, Alabama, Vanderbilt and Carnegie Mellon are some of the graduate schools our alumni have attended.

This concentration will prepare you for a graduate education in physics or nuclear engineering and for careers in fields like renewable energy, solar technology, nuclear power, aerospace, astrophysics and more.


The NNU Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE) program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

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Percentage of NNU's engineers that graduate in four years. The national average is five years.