Jun 18, 2019  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin

Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E.) and Physics (B.S.) Dual Degree

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Programs: Electrical Engineering (BSEE) & Physics (BS)

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering ; College of Engineering, Technology and Computer Science, ET 327 ~ 260-481-6362 ~ ipfw.edu/ece 

Department of Physics ; College of Arts and Sciences, Kettler Hall 126B ~ 260-481-6306 ~ ipfw.edu/physics


Students may choose to complete a dual degree in Electrical Engineering and Physics by completing all of the requirements for both the BSEE and Physics (BS) programs.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students in this dual degree program will be held accountable to the same Student Learning Outcomes as students in the single Electrical Engineering degree program.

For more information on what those are, please visit the Electrical Engineering  section of the bulletin.


The Electrical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Program Delivery

In this dual degree program, the majority of the courses are delivered primarily on-campus; however, some of the General Education courses are available as hybrid and/or on-line courses and those can be used to satisfy the program requirements.

Declaring A Dual Major

It is strongly recommended that students interested in pursuing this dual degree program speak with advisors in both programs.

  • Students that are already actively enrolled EE majors should speak with their assigned academic advisor and a Physics advisor.
  • Students that are already actively enrolled Physics majors should speak with their assigned academic advisor and an EE advsior.

Once these meetings have taken place, the department secretary in the student’s original department should complete the Academic Information Change Form (Form 42) to add the new second major.

Program Requirements

In order to start in the Electrical Engineering program, a student must meet the following criteria:

  1. Math Placement at or above MA 15400
  2. Have taken CHM 11100 or 1 year of high school in the last five (5) years

General Education Requirements

Students in the dual Electrical Engineering and Physics program will fulfill the IPFW General Education Requirements in the following way:

Category Competency Course Credit Hours
A 1 ENG W131 Elementary Composition  3
A 2 COM 11400 Fundamentals of Speech  3
A 3

MA 16500 Analytical Geometry and Calculus I

B 4 PHYS 15200 Mechanics 5
B 5 Select from the list of approved courses
(all Competency outcomes must be met)
B 6 Select from the list of approved courses
(all Competency outcomes must be met)
B 7

Foreign Language I

Foreign Language II

CHEM 11500

ENG W140 / W233





C 8 ECE 40500 Senior Design I  3
    Total Credit Hours 39

1) This plan satisfies the competency requirements and the credit hour requirement.

2) If a student selects a course from categories B5 or B6 that meets only some outcomes but not ALL, the student will be required to take another course from these categories that meet the remaining competency outcomes.

3) All courses used to satisfy the General Education Requirements must be completed with a grade of C- or better.

COAS Requirements

The College of Arts & Sciences requires an additional writing course and two semesters of a foreign language. The credit for all of these courses is counted in the General Education Requirements.

For the foreign language, students may choose from any foreign language that IPFW offers, but they are required to earn a total of 8 credit hours in the same language.

Supporting Courses Required for the Dual Degree

Technical Electives Required for the Dual Degree

Students are required to select two Group I Technical Electives from the list provided.

GPA Requirement

All engineering and technical elective courses used to satisfy any requirement in this dual degree program must have a combined minimum GPA of 2.0

Student Responsibilities

All dual degree students are responsible for satisfying the graduation requirements specified for their selected programs. Thus, it is essential that they develop a thorough understanding of the required courses, academic policies, and procedures governing their academic career.

All requests for exceptions to specific requirements must be made in writing and may be granted only by written approval from the appropriate chair or dean.

Total Credits Required: 152

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