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Current Undergraduate

Curriculum for Students admitted from AY06/07 till AY10/11

Course Type APHY PPHY Remarks

Common Core

38 AU
37 AU *

38 AU
37 AU *

* For students who have cleared PAP111 as at Sem 2 AY08/09.

Major Core 8 AU

7 AU ^
8 AU

^ For students who have cleared PAP221 as at Sem 2 AY08/09.

Major PE

27 AU
28 AU

At least 10 AU must be of Level 4 (Excluding PAP491 and PAP493).

Students must read either PAP491 or PAP493 for graduation requirement.

A grade of A- or better in the Honours Project (PAP491, 10 AU) is compulsory for the award of First Class Honours.

Subtotal

73 AU
72 AU *

74 AU
72 AU *
73 AU ^

* For students who have cleared PAP111 and PAP221 as at Sem 2 AY08/09.

^ For students who have cleared PAP111 but not PAP221 as at Sem 2 AY08/09.

Other core requirement 3 AU
3 AU
MAS110 - Introduction to Scientific Programming
GER Core 12 AU 12 AU

Communication Skills, Human Resource Management and Singapore Studies

GER PE 15 AU 15 AU

1. Humanities and Social Sciences (9 AU)
2. Science, Technology and Society (3 AU)
3. Business and Management (3 AU)

UE 41 AU
42 AU *
40 AU
42 AU *
41 AU ^

* For students who have cleared PAP111 and PAP221 as at Sem 2 AY08/09.

^ For students who have cleared PAP111 but not PAP221 as at Sem 2 AY08/09.

Total 144 AU 144 AU  

Please refer to the Instructions to Registration of Courses for the most updated courses offered for the semester.

Common core courses
Yr Semester 1 AU Semester 2 AU
 1 PAP111 – Mechanics and Relativity 4 AU PAP112 – Fields and Oscillations  4 AU
 1 PAP118 – Physics Lab I 2 AU PAP113 – Optics and Waves  4 AU
1 MAS110/MTH110/MH1400 – Introduction to Scientific Programming 3 AU PAP119 – Physics Lab Ib  2 AU
 1

HW001 - English Proficiency (As required)

 

  Note: HW001 must be taken by students who have neither been exempted nor passed the Qualifying English Test. When such a case arises, students may take HW102A after HW 001 is taken. HW102A is offered by School of Humanities and Social Sciences.  0 AU
 2 PAP211 – Quantum Mechanics I 4 AU PAP212 – Electromagnetism  4 AU
 2 PAP213 – Thermal Physics 4 AU PAP219 – Physics Lab IIb  2 AU
 2 PAP218 – Physics Lab IIa 2 AU    
 3 PAP311 – Quantum Mechanics II 4 AU    
 3 PAP319 – Physics Lab IIIa 2 AU    


Other Complusory courses
Semester 1 AU Semester 2 AU
MAS181 - Calculus for the Sciences I
(UE)
3 AU MAS182 - Calculus for the Sciences II
(UE)
3 AU
MAS281 - Complex Methods for the Sciences
(UE)
3 AU MAS183 - Linear Algebra and Multivariable Calculus
(UE)
4 AU

CBC111 - Principles of Modern Chemistry with Laboratory I (4AU, UE, Sem 1) or CBC112 - Principles of Modern Chemistry with Laboratory II (4AU, UE, Sem 2)

(not required for students admitted from AY10/11)

    HW111A - Mastering Communication
(GER Core)
3 AU


HW102A - The Art of Academic Writing
(GER Core)
(for students admitted in AY09/10 and earlier)

3 AU
   

HW0203 - Research Writing in the Physical and Mathematical Sciences
(GER Core)
(for students admitted in AY10/11)

3 AU

MPS812 - Entrepreneurship
(GER Core)

3 AU MPS811 - Defence Science
(GER Core)
3 AU

 

Core courses for majors in Physics (PP)
Yr Semester 1 AU Semester 2 AU
 2 PAP221 – Classical Mechanics  4 AU    
 3      PAP321 – Statistical Mechanics  4 AU

 

Prescribed electives for majors in Physics (PP)
Yr Semester 1 AU Semester 2 AU
 2 PAP232 – Introduction to Solids  3 AU    
 3 PAP353 – Fluid Mechanics  4 AU PAP341 – Atomic Physics  4 AU
 3     PAP342 – Solid State Physics I  4 AU
 3      PAP352 – Chaotic Dynamical System  4 AU
 4 PAP442– Solid State Physics II  4 AU PAP441 – Quantum Mechanics III  4 AU
 4 PAP443– Surfaces and Interfaces

3 AU (for students took in AY11/12 & before)

4 AU (for students taking in AY12/13 & after)

PAP444 – Nanoscale Physics  3 AU
 4 PAP445 – Nuclear Physics  3 AU PAP446 - Econophysics  3 AU
      PAP449 - Quantum Electronics  4 AU
 4 PAP451 – Statistical Mechanics II  4 AU PAP455 – Computational Physics  3 AU
 4 PAP457 - Topics in Physics  3 AU PAP456 - Electrodynamics  4 AU
 4     PAP457 - Topics in Physics  3 AU
 4 PAP491 - Final Year Project  10 AU PAP491 - Final Year Project  10 AU
 4 PAP493 - Industrial Internship II  10 AU PAP493 - Industrial Internship II  10 AU
 4 PAP710 - Concepts in Statistical Mechanics  4 AU PAP716 - Classical Electrodynamics  4 AU
 4 PAP711 - Graduate Solid State Physics  4 AU PAP721 - Nonlinear Dynamics  4 AU
 4 PAP715 - Material Physics  3 AU PAP722 - Particle Physics  4 AU
 4 PAP731 - Optical Spectroscopic Techniques  4 AU PAP738 - Advanced Topics in Physics  4 AU
 4     PAP739 - Advacned Topics in Applied Physics  4 AU

 

Core courses for majors in Applied Physics (AP)
Yr Semester 1 AU Semester 2 AU
 2 PAP232 – Introduction to Solids  3 AU PAP231 – Physical Optics  3 AU
 3     PAP339 – Physics Lab IIIb  2 AU

 

Prescribed Electives for Applied Physics Major (AP)
Yr Semester 1 AU Semester 2 AU
 2     PAP261- Introduction to Lasers  3 AU
 3 PAP361 – Fabrication of Micro- and Nanoelectronic Devices (formerly known as Semiconductor Processing)

3 AU (for students took in AY11/12 & before)

4 AU (for students taking in AY12/13 & after)

PAP341 – Atomic Physics  4 AU
 3 PAP362 - Photonics  4 AU PAP342 – Solid State Physics I  4 AU
 3     PAP363 - Biophysics  3 AU
 4 PAP442 - Solid State Physics II  4 AU PAP441 – Quantum Mechanics III  4 AU
 4 PAP443 – Surfaces and Interfaces

3 AU (for students took in AY11/12 & before)

4 AU (for students taking in AY12/13 & after)

PAP444– Nanoscale Physics  3 AU
 4 PAP445 – Nuclear Physics  3 AU PAP446 - Econophysics  3 AU
 4     PAP449 - Quantum Electronics  4 AU
 4 PAP464 - Topics in Applied Physics  3 AU PAP461 – Semiconductor and Device Physics  4 AU
 4     PAP463 – Soft Condensed Matter Physics  3 AU
 4     PAP464 - Topics in Applied Physics  3 AU
 4     PAP465 - Medical Physics for Radiotherapy  4 AU
 4 PAP491 - Final Year Project  10 AU PAP491 - Final Year Project  10 AU
 4 PAP493 - Industrial Internship II  10 AU PAP493 - Industrial Internship II  10 AU
 4 PAP710 - Concepts in Statistical Mechanics  4 AU PAP716 - Classical Electrodynamics  4 AU
 4 PAP711 - Graduate Solid State Physics  4 AU PAP721 - Nonlinear Dynamics  4 AU
 4 PAP715 - Material Physics  3 AU PAP722 - Particle Physics  4 AU
 4 PAP731 - Optical Spectroscopic Techniques  4 AU PAP738 - Advanced Topics in Physics  4 AU
 4     PAP739 - Advacned Topics in Applied Physics  4 AU

 

Unrestricted Electives
Semester 1 AU Semester 2 AU
    PAP492 - Industrial Internship I
(Special Terms)
4 AU
PAP921 - Electronics for the Experimentalist  3 AU PAP931 - Thin Film Technology 3 AU
PAP929 - Undergraduate Research Experience in Physics I  3 AU PAP929 - Undergraduate Research Experience in Physics I 3 AU
PAP939 - Undergraduate Research Experience in Physics II  3 AU PAP939 - Undergraduate Research Experience in Physics II 3 AU

 

GER courses
Semester 1 AU Semester 2 AU
PAP801 - Environmental Physics 3 AU PAP802 - Physics of Sports 3 AU

 

Non-major students’ courses
Semester 1 AU Semester 2 AU
PAP181 - Foundations of Physics I  3 AU PAP182 – Foundations of Physics II  3 AU