The Master of Engineering in Instrumentation and Applied Physics is an intensive professional degree program that can be completed in nine months while on campus.

The program is designed as a unique discovery experience, offering greater technical depth than is possible in an undergraduate program, while providing the tools you'll need to successfully work within multidisciplinary teams. The coursework provides opportunities to become proficient within your technical discipline at the graduate level, and the background to become an effective professional physicist.

Students need to complete the following coursework requirements:

Required coursework (16 credit hours)

Course
Title Meeting times Hours 
Physics 503 Instrumentation Physics: Applications of Machine Learning Two 75-minute classes per week 4
Physics 523 Instrumentation and Applied Physics Project (two semesters) Two 3-hour classes each week 8
Physics 524 Survey of Instrumentation and Laboratory Techniques Two 50-minute classes per week 2
Physics 525 Survey of Fundamental Device Physics Two 50-minute classes per week 2
Total     16

Professional development coursework (4 credit hours)

Course Title Hours
TE 450 Startups: incorporation, funding, contracts, and intellectual property 3
TE 460 Lectures in engineering entrepreneurship 1
TE 461 Technology entrepreneurship 3
TE 466  High-tech venture marketing 2
TE 565 Technological innovation and strategy 2
TE 566 Finance for engineering management 2
  Choose 4 credit hours from the courses listed above, or with approval of the program coordinator, other courses in Business, Law, or Economics.
Total   4

Sample programs

Students graduating with eight or more credit hours of electives in a single area (such as Aerospace Engineering) will be eligible to receive a Graduate Certificate in that area. Here are a few sample programs you might consider following; please look through the long list of possible electives above and build your own curriculum as suits your interests. Keep in mind that some courses may specify prerequisites, and some may require the permission of the instructor for students to enroll in the course.

Course Title Hours Category
Fall semester
PHYS 503 Instrumentation Physics: Applications of Machine Learning 4 required
PHYS 523 Instrumentation and Applied Physics Project (two semesters) 4 required
PHYS 524 Survey of Instrumentation and Laboratory Techniques 2 required
STAT 400 Statistics and Probability I 4 elective
Spring semester
PHYS 523 Instrumentation and Applied Physics Project (two semesters) 4 required
PHYS 525 Survey of Fundamental Device Physics 2 required
SE 400 Engineering Law 4 professional development
STAT 425 Statistical Modeling I 4 elective
STAT 530 Bioinformatics 4 elective