Jun 29, 2022  
2020-2021 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Physics and Astronomy


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physics.appstate.edu

Jennifer Burris, Chair
burrisjl@appstate.edu

Courtney McGahee, Graduate Program Director
mcgaheece@appstate.edu

The Master of Science in Engineering Physics program prepares students with the necessary skills to excel in industry, government research labs or a PhD program. Unlike a traditional physics or engineering program, this program is industry driven to be modern and relevant, incorporating hands-on, laboratory-based courses. The curriculum prepares students to work in a broad range of technical career positions including electrical engineers, automation and controls engineers, systems engineers, software engineers and research scientists. 

In addition, students develop troubleshooting and problem solving techniques and tools for dealing with sophisticated technical problems and the versatility required for long-term success in a rapidly evolving technical environment.

Students from a variety of backgrounds receive core training in the field of electronics and additional experience in their choice of concentrations. 

The program offers three concentrations:

  • Systems and Laboratory Automation - designed for the student who is interested in working in a technical environment with a focus on automation, instrumentation and electronics.
  • Professional Science Master’s (PSM) in Instrumentation and Automation - a nationally affiliated degree designed for the student who is interested in developing skills in electronics, instrumentation and automation as well as acquiring business and workplace skills.
  • Professional Science Master’s (PSM) in Nanoscience for Advanced Materials - a nationally affiliated degree designed for the student who is interested in developing skills in electronics, microscopy, nanotechnology and materials as well as acquiring business and workplace skills.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy has partnered with the Department of Mathematics, the Department of Sustainable Technology and Built Environment, and the Walker College of Business to offer the following dual degree program options:

 

Programs

    Dual Degree ProgramsMaster of ScienceGraduate Minor

    Courses

      Astronomy

      Additional offerings by the Department of Physics and Astronomy include courses in Physics (PHY)

      Physics

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