Engineering Physics Master’s Degree Curriculum Overview

The engineering physics master's degree program at Stevens offers students a choice of concentration in five exciting areas of technology: applied optics, solid state physics, nanotechnology, microelectronics and photonics, and quantum engineering. In contrast to the Master of Science in physics, the Master of Engineering program is intended to provide students with deeper insights into the specific area of their choice.

By the end of this program, students will be able to:

  • Use knowledge of the underlying principles in physics and apply basic approaches in quantum-mechanics to problem-solving
  • Design experiments and analyze results including error handling
  • Analyze systems using a material balance approach and mathematical modeling
  • Use computer software for data analysis, reporting and presentations, as well as mastering the mathematics necessary to solve common physics problems
  • Write and present polished technical reports at a level expected of the scientific profession, critically evaluate the technical literature, and use it to obtain solutions to physics problems

Concentrations Include:

APPLIED OPTICS

The engineering physics concentration in applied optics seeks to extend and broaden training in those areas pertinent to the field of applied optics or optical engineering. A bachelor's degree in either science or engineering from an accredited institution is required.

SOLID STATE PHYSICS

The engineering physics concentration in solid state physics seeks to extend and broaden training in those areas pertinent to the field of solid state device engineering. A bachelor's degree in either science or engineering from an accredited institution is required.

NANOTECHNOLOGY

(Interdisciplinary: CEMS, CCB, ME, PHY)

The engineering physics concentration in nanotechnology seeks to extend and broaden training in a largely interdisciplinary learning environment with a focus on fundamentals and applications of nanotechnology. A bachelor degree in either science or engineering from an accredited institution is required. The Master of Engineering degree in nanotechnology will be awarded after completion of 30 credits of graduate coursework, following specific requirements.

MICROELECTRONICS AND PHOTONICS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 

(Interdisciplinary: CEMSECEPHY)

The Department of Physics, jointly with the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) and the Department of Materials Science & Engineering (CEMS), offers a unique interdisciplinary concentration in microelectronics and photonics science and technology. Intended to meet the needs of students and of industry in the areas of design, fabrication, integration, and applications of microelectronic and photonic devices for communications and information systems, the program covers fundamentals, as well as state-of-the-art industrial practices. Designed for maximum flexibility, the program accommodates the background and interests of students with either a master's degree or graduate certificate.

QUANTUM ENGINEERING

The engineering physics concentration in quantum engineering gives students deeper insight into the new quantum resources underlining the current quantum technologies that are crucial to the demands of fast and reliable communication technology. The concentration is designed for students with an undergraduate degree in physics, electrical engineering, or mathematics.

Core courses for each concentration will vary, but most include both a lab and a course in quantum mechanics. Below are some examples of typical core courses and electives.

Core Courses Include:

  • Modern Optics Lab
  • Introduction to Quantum Mechanics
  • Quantum Mechanics I
  • Introduction to Solid State Phy

Electives Include:

  • Introduction to VLSI Design
  • Physical Design of Wireless Systems
  • Optical Communication Systems
  • Solid State Electronics for Engineering II
  • Reliability and Failure of Solid State Devices
  • Microfabrication Techniques
  • Introduction to Solid State Physics
  • Photonics I
  • Photonics II
  • Solid State Electronics for Engineering I

 

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If you have existing graduate credits or experience in this area of study, contact [email protected] to discuss opportunities to include it in the curriculum.