The combined major combines a major in physics from the Department of Physics in the College of Science with the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree from the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. A combined major in Mechanical Engineering and Physics provides students with the opportunity to (1) design the world around them, using creativity, quantitative analysis and well-grounded principles and (2) pursue additional intellectual depth by understanding the natural phenomena and mathematical fundamentals on which those principles are based.  A graduate of this major would address challenges and problems not only by applying a current toolset of knowledge, but by exploring the underpinnings of those tools, to develop next generation solutions.   In this program, students take all the required technical courses for a Mechanical Engineering major, with the addition of several intermediate- and upper-level physics courses, including physics experimentation and an advanced physics elective.