Engineering physics

Engineering physics (EP) is an academic degree, available mainly at the levels of B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. Unlike other engineering degrees (such as aerospace engineering or electrical engineering), EP does not necessarily include a particular branch of science or physics. Instead, EP is meant to provide a more thorough grounding in applied physics of any area chosen by the student (such as optics, nanotechnology, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, control theory, aerodynamics, or solid-state physics). This is why in some countries only the B.Sc. part of the degree is called a degree in Engineering Physics.

Engineering physics degrees are respected degrees taught in many countries. It is notable that in many languages the term for Engineering Physics would be directly translated into English as "technical physics". In some countries, both what would be translated as "Engineering physics" and what would be translated as "Technical physics" are disciplines leading to academic degrees, with the former specializes in nuclear power research, [cite web | url= | title=Introduction to the Department (本系介绍) | publisher=Department of Engineering Physics, Tsinghua University (清华大学工程物理系) | accessdate=2008-09-16] and the latter closer to engineering physics. [cite web | url= | title=2002 Applications for graduate study open in Shanghai Research Institute of Technical Physics (上海技术物理研究所2002年招生) | publisher=Chinese Academy of Sciences (中国科学院) | date=2001-10-07 | accessdate=2008-09-16 ]

More recently, as an apparent attempt to stress the interdisciplinary nature of such degrees, some institutions now use the term Engineering science.

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