PHYS-231: Engineering Physics I

Catalog Info

Effective Term
Fall 2019
Title when registering
Engineering Physics I
Credit Hours
Contact Hours Per Week
7 (for 15-week classes)
Course Description

Designed to meet the requirements of engineering students and physics majors. Emphasizes relating physical principles to mathematical techniques in problem solving. Covers mechanics, wave motion, and thermodynamics. Four hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory activities per week. NOTE: Recommended co-requisite is MATH-183.

MATH-180 with a C grade or better
MTA Categories
  • Category 6.1: Natural Sciences
  • Category 6.2: Natural Sciences with Laboratory Experience
General Education Categories
  • Natural Sciences

Credit for Prior College-Level Learning

Options for Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Other Details

A student may receive credit for PHYS-231 by earning either:

  1. A score of 4 or higher on AP Physics C: Mechanics Exam
  2. A score of 5 or higher on the International Baccalaureate-Higher Level (IB-HL) Physics Exam.
Office Contact
School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM): 313-845-9632,, Health Careers Education Ctr, Room: G-122