Engineering Management
The fouryear Bachelor of Science degree program in Engineering Management (EGM) prepares students for eventual leadership responsibilities in technological environments. Traditional paths for EGM graduates include project management, project engineering, process management, new product development, manufacturing management, new product development processes, quality control, and reliability analysis.
The EGM program integrates the engineering disciplines of electrical and mechanical engineering with business. Flexibility exists for the student to develop concentrations in Information Systems or Entrepreneurship, for example. This program is attractive to companies seeking graduates who are wellrooted in engineering fundamentals, yet who are broadly interested in technology, competitive markets, and business development. Wilkes University does not maintain professional accreditation for the Engineering Management degree.
The EGM program demands careful academic program planning by the student with his or her faculty advisor to assure a clear and wellplanned program configured realistically to the student’s interests and needs.
The Master of Science degree in Engineering Management (MSEGM) is also available. This degree program is described in the Graduate Bulletin.
Engineering Management Major  Required Courses and Recommended Course Sequence
First Semester
MTH111 Calculus I 
4 
CHM117 Chemistry for Engineers Lab 
1 
CHM118 Chemistry for Engineers 
3 
ME180 CADD Lab 
1 
ENG101 English Composition 
4 
FYF101 FirstYear Foundations 
3 

16 
Second Semester
MTH112 Calculus II 
4 
PHY201 General Physics I 
3 
PHY204 Physics I Laboratory 
1 
ME140 Scientific Programming 
3 
EGR200 Introduction to Materials Science 
3 
EC102 Principles of Economics 
3 

17 
Third Semester
MTH211 Introduction to Differential Equations 
4 
PHY202 General Physics II 
3 
PHY205 Physics II Laboratory 
1 
EE211 Electrical Circuits and Devices 
3 
EE283 Electrical Measurements Lab 
1 
ME231 Statics 
3 
Distribution Requirement 
3 

18 
Fourth Semester
EGM320 Engineering Project Management and Analysis 
3 
ME232 Strength of Materials 
3 
ME175 Intro. to Manufacturing and Machining 
1 
MTH150 Statistics 
3 
MKT221 Marketing 
3 
EGR222 Mechatronics 
3 

16 
Fifth Semester
ME333 Machine Design I 
3 
MGT251 Management of Organizations and People 
3 
ME215 Intro. to Manufacturing Processes 
3 
FIN240 Introduction to Finance 
3 
ACC161 Accounting 
3 
Distribution Requirement 
3 

18 
Sixth Semester
EGM399 Cooperative Education** or Technical Elective* 
6/3 
EGR201 Professionalism and Ethics 
1 
EGM321 Quantitative Analysis & Programming Methods 
3 
ME322 Engineering Thermodynamics 
3 
BA335 Business Law 
3 
Distribution Requirement 
3 

16 
Seventh Semester
EGM391 Senior Project I 
1 
EGM336 Engineering and Management Models 
3 
EGM325 Project Analysis and Resource Allocation 
3 
EGR398 Principles of Quality Management 
3 
PPD301 Personal and Professional Development 
1 
Distribution Requirement 
3 

14 
Eighth Semester
EGM392 Senior Project II 
2 
EGM310 Project Decision Process 
3 
EGM322 Operations Analysis and Resource Allocation 
3 
Technical Elective* 
3 
PPD401 Personal and Professional Development 
1 
Distribution Requirement 
3 

15 
*Technical electives may be chosen from any advisorapproved math, science, or engineering
course numbered 200 or above.
**Consult with the Cooperative Education Coordinator to determine availability and
proper scheduling of the Cooperative Education experience.
Physics
PHY198298398. Topics in Physics
Selected topics in the field of physics. These may include one or more of the following: astronomy; geophysics; biophysics; nuclear power and waster; relativity; quantum mechanics; semiconductors; cryogenics; health physics. May be repeated for credit.
PHY395396. Independent Research
PHY105. Concepts in Physics
Basic concepts of physical science, including the scientific method, will be studied.
Theories, laws, and experiments from mechanics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics,
optics, and atomic and nuclear physics may be included. Viewpoints will be classical
and modern, including quantum and relativistic. Class meets for four hours per week:
two hours of lecture and one twohour lab each week.
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PHY140. Scientific Programming
PHY170. Concepts in Physics and Chemistry
An overview of Classical Mechanics, Thermodynamics, and the elementary principles
of modern physics, including selected topics in basic chemistry and applications to
human health. Emphasis is placed on basic physical and chemical principles and on
algebraic calculations, scaling, units conversions, Cartesian graphing, acid and base
reactions, and numerical problem solving. Three hours of demonstration and lecture,
one hour of recitation, and two hours of lab per week.
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PHY171. Principles of Classical and Modern Physics
An introductory course designed to promote and understanding of the more important fundamental laws and methods of mechanics and electricity and magnetism. Laboratory work to emphasize basic principles and to acquaint the student with measuring instruments and their use, as well as the interpretation of experimental data. Three hours of demonstration and lecture, one hour of recitation, and two hours of lab per week. Corequisite: MTH111
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PHY174. Application of Classical and Modern Physics
An introductory course designed to promote an understanding of the more important fundamental laws and methods of heat, optics, and modern physics. Laboratory work to emphasize basic principles and to acquaint the student with measuring instruments and their use, as well as the interpretation of experimental data. Three hours of demonstration and lecture, one hour of recitation, and two hours of lab per week. Corequisite: MTH111
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PHY201. General Physics I
A thorough grounding in the concepts, principles, and laws of mechanics, and wave
motion. Instruction by demonstration and lecture, recitation, and problem solving.
Four hours of demonstration and lecture per week.
PHY202. General Physics II
A thorough grounding in the concepts, principles, and laws of Electricity and magnetism, optics and light. Instruction by demonstration and lecture, recitation, and problem solving. Four hours of demonstration and lecture per week.
PHY203. Modern Physics
Modern physics including the experimental basis, concepts, and principles of atomic and nuclear physics. Three hours of demonstration and lecture per week.
PHY204. General Physics I Lab
PHY205. General Physics II Lab
PHY206. Modern Physics Lab
Experiments leading to the development of relativity and quantum theory to reinforce
abs expand upon the learning of fundamental concepts in EM theory, relativity, statistical
mechanics, quantum mechanics, solid state physics, and nuclear physics.
PHY214. Applied Physics
Modeling of various problems in physical, chemical, biological, and environmental
sciences, particularly physical dynamical systems; Includes application of ordinary
differential equations, and Laplace, Fourier, and Z transforms to continuous and discrete
processes, matrix mechanics and eigenvalue problems, statistics and probability, random
processes and distribution functions.
2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of laboratory per week.
PHY311. Thermodynamics & Statistical Mechanics
This course focuses on the laws of thermodynamics and other thermodynamic concepts including entropy, free energy, equilibrium, and fluctuations as well as their pivotal role in physics and other scientific disciplines. Topics in statistical mechanics will be covered including partition functions, ensembles, kinetic theory, and phase transitions. Three hours of lecture per week.
PHY312. Analytical Mechanics
Employs advanced mathematical tools to study applications in complex mechanical systems. It offers an advanced differential reformulation of Newton's laws to study dynamical systems in multiple dimensions, conservative force fields, damped and driven oscillations, twobody problem, central forces and planetary motion, and the rotational dynamics of rigid bodies. Additionally, the course delivers a thorough grounding on the calculus of variations, Lagrange's formalism and Hamiltonian mechanics, all being the essential foundations for the development of modern physics (relativity, quantum mechanics, and quantum field theory). Three hours of lecture per week.
PHY314. Quantum Mechanics
This course presents an intermediate level of Quantum Mechanics using the abstract formulation of linear vector spaces in the Dirac formalism. Topics covered include: spin, addition of angular momentum, scattering and bound particles, the harmonic oscillator, twobody problem and central potential wells in 3D, Hatom and Hlike atoms, timeindependent perturbation theory, identical particles and the Heatom. In addition to the foundations of Quantum Mechanics, the course offers a selection of advanced and modern topics like entanglement and quantum teleportation. Three hours of lecture per week.
PHY374. Imaging in Biomedicine
This course will cover different aspects of imaging important to medicine and biomedicine
including optical microscopy, scanning probe microscopy, scanning electron microscopy,
magnetic resonance, ultrasound Xray, nuclear radiation, microwave and electro/magnetoencephalographic
techniques as well as image processing. Three hours of lecture and three hours of
lab per week.
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PHY377. Biophysics
This course presents an overview of the important physical principles governing the behavior of cells and macromolecules. Upperlevel mathematics that are useful to understand these phenomena are introduced in a way that is comprehensible to biology majors lacking background beyond basic calculus. In addition to the physical models governing the most ubiquitous molecular and cellular processes, the physics behind the most common experimental techniques used in biology, bioengineering, and biophysics are covered. Three hours of lecture and two hours of lab per week.
PHY391. Senior Project I
Students will plan and execute a research project in the field of physics or at the
intersection of physics and another related discipline. Projects can be theoretical,
experimental or both and can include the design of unique experiments and simulations.
A detailed progress report and presentation are required. Students pursuing a dual
degree or double major may be eligible to combine this project with the capstone project
of another program (subject to the approval of their advisors in both programs).
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PHY392. Senior Project II
Students will plan and execute a research project in the field of physics or at the
intersection of physics and another related discipline. This is a continuation of
PHY 391. A professional paper and progress report are required. Students will present
the results of their work in an openforum. Students pursuing a dual degree or double
major may be eligible to combine this project with the capstone project of another
program (subject to the approval of their advisors in both programs).
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