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Current Undergraduate

Curriculum for Students admitted in AY11/12 and AY12/13

Course Type AU Remarks

Common Core (for both PPHY & APHY)

 38 AU

 

Major Core (for specific major in PPHY or APHY)

 8 AU

 

Major PE (for specific major in PPHY or APHY)

 27 AU

At least 10 AU must be of Level 4 (Excluding PH4405 and PH4407).

Students must read either PH4405 or PH4407 for graduation requirement.

A grade of A- or better in the Honours Project (PH4405, 10 AU) is compulsory for the award of First Class Honours.

Other core requirement  16 AU

 17 AU^

MH1400, MH1800, M1801, MH2800, MH2801 (for students who are reading in AY11/12)

^MH1401, MH1402, MH1800, M1801, MH2800, MH2801 (for students who are reading in AY12/13 & after)

Subtotal

 89 AU

 90 AU^

^ For students who are reading in AY12/13 & after

GER Core  12 AU Mastering Communication, Research Writing in the Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Defence Science, Environmental Sustainability
GER PE  15 AU

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

4. Liberal Studies (3 AU)

5. Any type of the above GER PE (3 AU)

UE  16 AU

 15 AU^

^ For students who are reading in AY12/13 & after
Total  132 AU  

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

Common core courses
Year Semester 1 AU Semester 2 AU
1
PH1101 - Mechanics and Relativity  4 AU PH1102 - Fields and Oscillations  4 AU
1
PH1198 - Physics Lab Ia  2 AU PH1103 - Optics and Waves  4 AU
1
    PH1199 - Physics Lab Ib  2 AU
1

 

HW0001 - English Proficiency (As required)

 

  Note: HW0001 must be taken by students who have neither been exempted nor passed the Qualifying English Test (QET). When such a case arises, students may take HW0303 after HW0001 is taken. HW0303 is offered by School of Humanities and Social Sciences.  0 AU
2
PH2101 - Quantum Mechanics I  4 AU PH2102 - Electromagnetism  4 AU
2
PH2103 - Thermal Physics  4 AU PH2199 - Physics Lab IIb  2 AU
2
PH2198 - Physics Lab IIa  2 AU PH3199 - Physics Lab IIIa (for Pure Physics students only)  2 AU
3
PH3101 - Quantum Mechanics II  4 AU    
3

PH3199 - Physics Lab IIIa (for Applied Physics students only)

 2 AU    


Other Complusory core courses
Year
Semester 1 AU Semester 2 AU
1

MH1400 - Introduction to Scientific Programming (for students who read in AY11/12)

 3 AU MH1402 - Algorithms and Computing II (for students who are reading in AY12/13 & after)
 2 AU
1

MH1401 - Algorithms and Computing I (for students who are reading in AY12/13 & after)

 2 AU MH1801 - Calculus for the Sciences II  3 AU
1
MH1800 - Calculus for the Sciences I
 3 AU MH2800 - Linear Algebra and Multivariable Calculus
 4 AU
2
MH2801 - Complex Methods for the Sciences
 3 AU    
 
    HW0303 - Mastering Communication
(GER Core)
 3 AU
 


HW0203 - Research Writing in the Physical and Mathematical Sciences
(GER Core)
 3 AU
      PS8001 - Defence Science
(GER Core)
 3 AU
 

 

 

ES8006 - Environmental Sustainability
(GER Core)

 3 AU

 

Core courses for majors in Physics (PP)
Yr Semester 1 AU Semester 2 AU
 2 PH2201 - Classical Mechanics  4 AU    
 3      PH3201 - Statistical Mechanics  4 AU

 

Prescribed electives for majors in Physics (PP)
Yr Semester 1 AU Semester 2 AU
 2 PH2302 - Introduction to Solids  3 AU    
 3 PH3501 - Fluid Mechanics  4 AU PH3401 - Atomic Physics  4 AU
 3     PH3402 - Solid State Physics I  4 AU
 3        PH3502 - Chaotic Dynamical System  4 AU
 4 PH4402 - Solid State Physics II  4 AU PH4401 - Quantum Mechanics III  4 AU
 4 PH4403 - Surfaces and Interfaces  4 AU PH4404 - Nanoscale Physics  3 AU
 4 PH4405 - Final Year Project  10 AU PH4405 - Final Year Project  10 AU
 4 PH4407 - Industrial Internship II  10 AU PH4407 - Industrial Internship II  10 AU
 4 PH4408 - Nuclear Physics  3 AU PH4409 - Quantum Electronics  4 AU
 4     PH4410 - Econophysics  3 AU
 4 PH4501 - Statistical Mechanics II  4 AU PH4502 - Atmospheric Physics  4 AU
 4 PH4507 - Topics in Physics  3 AU PH4505 - Computational Physics  3 AU
 4     PH4506 - Electrodynamics  4 AU
 4     PH4507 - Topics in Physics  3 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 PH2302 - Introduction to Solids  3 AU PH2301 - Physical Optics  3 AU
 3     PH3399 - Physics Lab IIIb  2 AU

 

Prescribed Electives for Applied Physics Major (AP)
Yr Semester 1 AU Semester 2 AU
 2     PH2601- Introduction to Lasers  3 AU
 3 PH3601 - Fabrication of Micro- and Nanoelectronic Devices (formerly known as Semiconductor Processing)  4 AU PH3401 - Atomic Physics  4 AU
 3 PH3602 - Photonics  4 AU PH3402 - Solid State Physics I  4 AU
 3     PH3603 - Biophysics  3 AU
 4 PH4402 - Solid State Physics II  4 AU PH4401 - Quantum Mechanics III  4 AU
 4 PH4403 - Surfaces and Interfaces  4 AU

PH4404 - Nanoscale Physics  3 AU
 4 PH4405 - Final Year Project  10 AU PH4405 - Final Year Project  10 AU
 4 PH4407 - Industrial Internship II  10 AU PH4407 - Industrial Internship II  10 AU
 4 PH4408 - Nuclear Physics  3 AU PH4409 - Quantum Electronics  4 AU
 4     PH4410 - Econophysics  3 AU
 4 PH4604 - Topics in Applied Physics  3 AU PH4601 - Physics of Semiconductor and Spintronics Devices  4 AU
 4     PH4603 - Soft Condensed Matter Physics  3 AU
 4     PH4604 - Topics in Applied Physics  3 AU
 4     PH4605 - Medical Physics for Radiotherapy  4 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
PH2901 - Electronics for the Experimentalist  3 AU PH2999 - Undergraduate Research Experience in Physics I  3 AU
PH2999 - Undergraduate Research Experience in Physics I  3 AU PH3901 - Thin Film Technology  3 AU
PH3999 - Undergraduate Research Experience in Physics II  3 AU PH3999 - Undergraduate Research Experience in Physics II  3 AU
    PH4406 - Industrial Internship I
(Special Terms)
 4 AU

 

GER courses
Semester 1 AU Semester 2 AU
PH8101 - Environmental Physics  3 AU PH8102 - Physics of Sports  3 AU

 

Non-major students’ courses
Semester 1 AU Semester 2 AU
PH1801 - Foundations of Physics I  3 AU PH1802 - Foundations of Physics II  3 AU