Units required: 19

The minor in applied physics & electrical engineering provides students with course work that will enhance their background, knowledge and skills in the topical area of applied physics and electrical engineering. This program covers classes in several fields of science and engineering, encompassing electronics, solid-state devices, applied electromagnetics, radiofrequency and microwave technology, fiber-optic communication, applied optics, nanophotonics, sensors, and medical and biological imaging technology.

This program consists of six courses total: one required course, two core courses and three electives. At least three of these six courses must be ESE courses taught by the ESE department and not taught by other departments by means of cross-listing. Students who complete the requirements in Applied Physics & Electrical Engineering subjects at Washington University as specified below may be awarded a minor in applied physics & engineering.

Target students: Students who are interested in applied physics and electrical engineering applications.

Prerequisite: ESE 318 Engineering Mathematics A or its equivalent is recommended.

Course Requirements

Required course:

  • ESE 230 Introduction to Electrical and Electronic Circuits

One core lab course from the following list:

One core course from the following list:

Three electives from the following list. These three courses (i) must exclude the course selected in requirement (3) above and (ii) must include at least one physics course:

ESE 232Introduction to Electronic Circuits3
ESE 330Engineering Electromagnetics Principles3
ESE 332Power, Energy and Polyphase Circuits3
ESE 337Electronic Devices and Circuits3
ESE 433Radio Frequency and Microwave Technology for Wireless Systems3
ESE 434Solid-State Power Circuits and Applications3
ESE 438Applied Optics3
ESE 444Sensors and Actuators3
ESE 531Nano and Micro Photonics3
ESE 532Introduction to Nano-Photonic Devices3
ESE 534Special Topics in Advanced Electrodynamics3
ESE 575Fiber-Optic Communications3
Physics 463Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics3
Physics 471Quantum Mechanics3
Physics 472Solid State Physics3
L31 Physics 537Kinetics of Materials3

For more information, please contact the program director, Jung-Tsung Shen.