Talk:Engineering physics

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strange - when I created this article i could have sworn that i found EP listed in the MIT Course Catalog section of Degree Programs, but now i cannot. i've removed MIT from the list, in addition to my (admittedly POV) claim of many EP's going into aerospace.

i have confirmed the presence EP degrees at UVa, UM and ERAU, but not ITU. mnemonic 12:47, 2004 Jul 17 (UTC)


i humbly await your response... James C. 01:16, 2004 Jul 24 (UTC)


Would you say engineering physics is usually harder than other traditional engineering branches such as mech and eece? I believe so because there are usually more credits and courses and your mind has to wrap around more concepts which may or may not be related.

response: In Sweden, EP is definately considered to be a more demanding education, offering a more comprehensive and mathematical education that spans and largely encompasses electrical/nuclear/computer/mechanical engineering. --jugander

Where I'm at (UBC), eng phys is generally considered tough because of the advanced math and physics courses required, however, there are programs like mechatronics (dual mech/ece) which are still considered harder. -Lommer | talk 01:09, 4 September 2005 (UTC)
Certainly at the University of Toronto, EP, now named Engineering Science or "EngSci", is known as next-to-impossible -

Newer claim[edit]

The article claims that Eng phys is a fairly new degree. Is this true? I was under the impression that eng phys degrees had been around since the 50s. -Lommer | talk 01:09, 4 September 2005 (UTC)

RESPONSE: Eng Phys is not a new degree. The University of Toronto inaugurated their Eng Phys program back in 1934, and I'm pretty sure the program at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario is even older, dating from somewhere around 1919. It's new in the sense that it came after the fundamental disciplines (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Mining, even Chemical) were already established, but it's not like it was invented yesterday. --CE

List of schools[edit]

Ok this has been bugging me for a bit. Does anyone else think it's odd that we're listing every single school that offers eng phys? Not only is this list horrendously incomplete, I don't think it's neccesary. I could see it if there were only two or three schools worldwide that offered eng phys, but as it stands right now its as if we listed every school that offers aerspace engineering or even mechanincal engineering. Does anyone else think we should remove the list? -Lommer | talk 21:23, 21 October 2005 (UTC)

RESPONSE: I agree that there's no need for the list. It's not so uncommon a program that the list is necessary. --CE

Of course universities where the program is "notable" could be listed. Of course this would again boil down to it being really hard to neutrally decide where it is "notable". The list is right now a mess, if notthing else it should atleast be in correct alphabetical order.Gillis 15:10, 12 December 2005 (UTC)

Ok, given no further comments, I'm removing the list. -User:Lommer | talk 02:13, 24 December 2005 (UTC)

I agree that the main body of the article isn't the right place to have this list, but would it make sense to create a seperate page for the list, in accordance with the guidlines: Wikipedia:Lists and link to it from this page? At the least the page could use some content! Sajendra 03:56, 11 June 2007 (UTC)

International terms[edit]

Hey, it could be a good idea to list terms for engineering physics in a few different languages, for instance in many european countries engineering physics is in the form of "techincal physics"(Swedish, Finnish and german(?) atleast).

Also it could be noted that studying EP only to B.Sc. is the american way, eg. in finland where i study EP it is studied unti M.Sc., allthough the studies are done in the same way (after B.Sc. you specialize in something) but the degree is still called in a way that is translatable to M.Sc. in EP.

Gillis 23:28, 4 January 2006 (UTC)

RESPONSE: In Montreal you can also do a M.Sc. and a Ph.D in EP...

Spanish article[edit]

The Spanish article could be useful in order to improve this one.Nicoguaro (talk) 01:36, 15 March 2010 (UTC)

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