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Engineering Is it easy to go from a Mechanical Engineering background to Physics

  1. Jan 29, 2012 #1
    Hi, im currently an mechanical engineering student. When i finish my BS in engineering i want to a BS in physics. Will i have to take a lot of additional courses in the physics BS?
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  3. Jan 29, 2012 #2


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    Pretty much yes. One will probably require the courses in classical mechanics/dynamics, electro-magetic (EM) theory, relativity, and quantum mechanic/quantum physics. One may have the introductory prerequisites for a physics program, so it might only be 2-3 years for a BS in physics.
  4. Jan 29, 2012 #3
    Not that I wish to hijack this thread, but I'm curious if this applies to an Engineering Physics major? Can one proceed to graduate work in Physics with a bachelors in EP?
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