Engineering Physics

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The undergraduate program in Engineering Physics at UFRGS – the State University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil – is a joint initiative of the Institute of Physics and the School of Engineering. This program is starting in 2010!

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What is Engineering Physics?

Engineering Physics is the application of Modern Physics in the engineering of technological innovations. It is a connection between Science and the traditional fields of Engineering.

Engineering Physics exists at least since 1924, when it started at the University of Oklahoma. Presently, the program is offered by universities such as Cornell, Princeton, Stanford, and Harvard -- see the U.S. News & World Report rank for 2010. Besides the USA, Engineering Physics is also offered as undergraduate program in countries such as Germany, Canada, France, and Japan. In Brazil, the undergraduate program in Engineering Physics exists since 2000 at the Department of Physics of the State University of São Carlos.

Worldwide, engineers in this field work for companies in information technology, telecommunications, energy, healthcare (laboratory diagnostics), automation and in the aerospace and automotive sectors, among many others. They also work in government agencies, research institutes, and educational institutions.

Why graduate in Engineering Physics?

This new program is set to:

  • shape professionals with sound knowledge of Physics, Mathematics, computational methods, and the tools of Engineering;
  • innovate in areas such as metrology, instrumentation, vacuum technology, physical characterization of materials, microfabrication, photonics, and semiconductors.

Engineering Physics is for those who want to manage new technologies, invent new products and processes and learn to innovate!


The following courses have been designed specifically for the Engineering Physics program:

  • FIS01EF1 – Introduction to Engineering Physics
  • FIS01EF2 – Interaction of Radiation with Matter
  • FIS01EF3 – Thermodynamics and Statystical Mechanics
  • FIS01EF4 – Digital Techniques
  • FIS01EF5 – Physical Instrumentation
  • FIS01EF6 – Physical Properties of Materials
  • FIS01EF7 – Vacuum Technology
  • FIS01EF8 – Microprocessors I
  • FIS01EF9 – Materials Analysis Techniques
  • FIS01EF10 – Photonics
  • FIS01EF11 – Semiconductor Device Physics
  • FIS01EF12 – Ion Beam Analysis of Materials
  • FIS01EF13 – Nanostructures and Nanomaterials
  • FIS01EF14 – Microfabrication

Contact information

Instituto de Física – UFRGS

Av. Bento Gonçalves, 9500

Bairro Agronomia

91509-900 Porto Alegre - RS



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