What will I learn?

Program Description

This program is directed toward students who will like a very strong grounding in physics and mathematics as well as the applied laboratory and practical hands-on skills of engineering. Engineering Physics might seem “like someone’s idea of a cruel joke – combining two of the toughest majors into one” according to Princeton Review, but goes on to say “no pain, no gain, my friend! And gains come in the form of a wide blanket of job opportunities...” This program provides students with strong unparalleled analytical and problem solving skills as well as a hands-on engineering environment. It prepares students to tackle challenges in Science and Engineering, and to work at the cutting edge of research and development. Students from this program, in addition to the traditional career of physicists in research, education, and engineering, can do graduate studies in physics and/or engineering, work at the forefront of science, technology, research and development in academia and in high tech industries such as in aerospace, photonics, renewable energy systems, in the development of next generation photovoltaics, fuel cells, etc. They may also pursue careers in medical physics, medicine, law etc. For a list of all the career options available to physics majors, please click here.

In addition to the basic engineering courses, the program is designed with free engineering electives that allow students to choose a focus in aerospace, materials, or civil engineering. A Robotics & Mechatronics concentration is still being worked out.

Which department am I in?

School of Engineering, Science, and Technology

Study options

Full Time (Minimum of 120 to 130 credits)

Tuition fees
US$24,866.00 per year
USD $12,433 per term

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

19 January 2022


School of Engineering, Science, and Technology

Copernicus Hall - Room 2240700 1615 Stanley Street,



06050, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have Official copies of secondary and post-secondary educational records.

For international students

Applicants must have official copies of secondary and post-secondary educational records.

TOEFL Score: Internet: minimum score 61, Computer: minimum score 173, Paper: minimum score 500. A minimum band score of 5.5 IELTS is required for admissions consideration.

Application deadline is April 1st for the fall semester and November 1st for the spring semester.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Central Connecticut State University

CCSU develops its undergraduates into thoughtful and responsible leaders who go on to cultivate a vibrant and progressive global community.

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  • 14:1 student-to-professor ratio
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