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Career in Engineering Physics

Career in Engineering Physics

Career in Engineering Physics
Career in Engineering Physics

The study of Engineering Physics emphasizes the application of basic scientific principles to the design of equipment, which includes electronic and electro-mechanical systems, for use in measurements, communications, and data acquisition. Engineering Physics is a study of basic scientific principles in designing an equipment that includes electronics, electro-mechanical systems that is used in measurements, communications as well as acquisition of data. Engineering Physics is a unique branch of engineering discipline with a combination of physics, mathematics, electrical engineering and other advanced technology subjects.  Graduates in Engineering Physics are provided with a strong base in the science & physics with engineering.  Basically we can say that it is an systems approach to engineering. Graduate in engineering physics are prepared to find solutions for complex technological problems in nuclear science, aerospace, computing, etc. Most of the curriculum in engineering physics have strong emphasis on advanced mathematics, chemistry and physics. They are rigorous too. Some of the curriculum also provide insights on material sciences, electronics, computer systems and optics as well.  While the other engineering branches are focused more or less in a narrow subjects, the engineering physics students are exposed with a blend of mathematics, physics, electrical engineering and computing. With a good exposure and broad view on Mathematics, Material Science, Physics, Electronics, Computers & Optics, engineering physics graduates have a wide range of career options available in the research and innovation in the industry and the academia.  Most of the curriculum models has emphasis on the basic physics with the underlying technology. Some institutions like IITs offer course with the support from two different department such as Physics & Electrial Engineering. This way, the expertise in both the subjects can be utilized.  Elective courses helps the student to choose the right direction after graduation.  The programme offered by IIT Varanasi has Physics, Mathematics, Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Material Sciences and Programming, Communication, CAD, Electrical Machines, Digital Design and Power Systems.  If you are keen to proceed your career with engineering physics, you should choose an institution with strong industrial / government tie ups. Like all other branches in engineering, this branch too has lot of applications in the industry and one should try to get as an intern in good organization that helps to apply the theory learned in the class room. It helps to improve your skills and practical knowledge. You are then exposed to real life problems.

Programmes offered:

B.Tech – Engineering Physics – four year programme offered by IIT Mumbai, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad, IIT Mandi, Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad.

Possible Internships at

IISc. Bengaluru
IISER Kolkata
IIT Roorkee
DoT, Delhi
C-MET Hyderabad
IIIT Hyderabad
BESU, Kolkata
Advant Technologies Inc, Bengaluru

Probable recruiters

Applied Materials
Mu Sigma
ZS Associates
ivy comptech

Job prospects

Your career in engineering physics, in India can get you promising job in the government organisations like the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), and National Physical Laboratory, and similar organizations. Teaching and research is yet another option. There are some institutions with centers funded by the central government to carry out research for central and state governments. If you are a good performer, multinational companies can pick you up. Other jobs may include serving as aerospace engineer, nuclear engineer and materials scientist, as well as acoustical engineer, medical physicist and optical engineer. Apart from the above, there are career options available in systems engineering, teaching, medicine, law (especially intellectual property or patent law), science writing, history of science, philosophy of science, science policy, energy policy, government, or management in technical fields.

Career in Engineering Physics
Career in Engineering Physics
Career in Engineering Physics
Career in Engineering Physics

Research Areas in Engineering Physics

Space Physics & Solar Physics
Condensed Matter Physics & Materials Physics
Photonics and Fiber Optics
Remote Sensing
Energy Studies
Energy (photovoltaic, battery technology, fuel cells, …)
Quantum information science
Materials development
Bio/ medical Physics

Higher studies after graduation

M.Tech / M S by research in

Solid state electronic materials.
Remove Sensing
Wireless Networks
Quality, Reliability and Operations Research
Nanosciences / Nanotechnology
Energy technology
Environment management.
Geographic Information Systems