Engineering Physics

Any field that requires multidisciplinary knowledge to solve technical problems involving physics and engineering applications needs engineering physicists. At Kettering, that’s our specialty: preparing physicists who solve real world problems. With state-of-the-art labs, world-class faculty, an ABET accredited curriculum and the nation’s most extensive co-op and experiential learning opportunities, no place does physics like Kettering.

Example of Employers

Argonne National LaboratoryGeneral MotorsThe MITRE Corporation
BissellGrupo AntolinUnited Technologies

Get in the Lab

Test your skills.

See our labs in action

From the first week of your first year you will be testing your skills in our labs.

  • In our Environmental Scanning Electron Microscopy Lab, you’ll use one of Michigan’s most powerful microscopes to analyze the composition of materials that go into many popular products.
  • Our Acoustics Lab is where you’ll get a chance to analyze the behavior of anything that vibrates or makes sound. You can eliminate the dead spots on your electric guitar, measure the sound radiation from a loud speaker you designed and built, learn how to design and test a listening room, or find the sweet spot on a baseball bat.
  • The Fiber Optics Lab is where you’ll unlock the secrets of telecommunications. You’ll experiment with photonics and optoelectronics and learn how to create technologies such as barcode scanners and bandwidth testers.
  • In our Nanotechnology Lab, you can make iron oxide nanoparticles and microbubbles, characterize them using an x-ray diffractometer and optical microscope, and learn how they can be used as a potential method for cancer treatment via magnetically -induced hyperthermia.
  • Our Computational Physics Lab is where you will develop and simulate mathematical models of dynamic physical systems. By applying physics theory to biological systems you will uncover the physical details of how cells undergo internal reorganization to change shape, divide, and crawl along surfaces.
The Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET accredits Kettering University's engineering programs.


The Engineering Physics program is accredited by the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission (ANSAC)  of ABET.

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