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Current Undergraduate

Curriculum for Students admitted from AY13/14 to AY16/17

Course Type AU Remarks

Common Core (for both PPHY & APHY)

45 AU

 

Major Core (for specific major in PPHY or APHY)

4 AU^

5 AU#

^ Pure Physics Students (PPHY)

#Applied Physics Students (APHY)

Major PE (for specific major in PPHY or APHY)

24 AU^

25 AU^ (for students admitted in 2016 and after)

23 AU#

24 AU# (for students admitted in 2016 and after)

At least 10 AU must be of Level 4 (Excluding Final Year Project and Professional Internship).

Students must read either Final Year Project or Professional Internship for graduation requirement.

A grade of A- or better in Final Year Project is compulsory for the award of a Honours (Highest Distinction) Degree.

^ Pure Physics Students (PPHY)

#Applied Physics Students (APHY)

Other core requirement  17 AU

MH1401, MH1402, MH1800, M1801, MH2800, MH2801

Subtotal

 90 AU

 

GER Core  12 AU See here for the list of GER Core courses
GER PE  15 AU

For AY13/14 intake
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)

For AY14/15 intake onwards
1. Science, Technology and Society (3 AU)
2. Business and Management (3 AU)
3. Liberal Arts (3 AU)
4. Any type of the above GER PE (6 AU)

UE

 15 AU

 
Total  132 AU

133 AU (for students admitted in 2016 and after)

 

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
PH1104 - Mechanics  3 AU PH1106 - Electricity and Magnetism  3 AU
1
PH1105 - Optics, Vibrations and Waves  3 AU PH1107 - Relativity and Quantum Physics  3 AU
1
PH1198 - Physics Lab Ia  2 AU 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
PH2103 - Thermal Physics  4 AU PH2101 - Quantum Mechanics I  3 AU
2
PH2104 - Analytical Mechanics  4 AU PH2102 - Electromagnetism  4 AU
2
PH2198 - Physics Lab IIa  2 AU PH2199 - Physics Lab IIb  2 AU
3
PH3101 - Quantum Mechanics II  4 AU PH3199 - Physics Lab IIIa  2 AU
3

PH3102 - Condensed Matter Physics I

 4 AU    
3

PH3199 - Physics Lab IIIa

 2 AU    


Other Complusory core courses
Semester 1 AU Semester 2 AU

MH1401 - Algorithms and Computing I

 2 AU MH1402 - Algorithms and Computing II
 2 AU
MH1800 - Calculus for the Sciences I
 3 AU MH1801 - Calculus for the Sciences II  3 AU
MH2801 - Complex Methods for the Sciences
 3 AU MH2800 - Linear Algebra and Multivariable Calculus
 4 AU


GER core courses
Year Course Code & Title AU
 1 HW0303 - Mastering Communication
(for student admitted in AY1314)
 3 AU
 2 HW0203 - Research Writing in the Physical and Mathematical Sciences
(for student admitted in AY1314)
 3 AU
 2 PS8001 - Defence Science
(for student admitted in AY1314)
 3 AU
 3 ES8006 - Environmental Sustainability
(for student admitted in AY1314)
 3 AU
     
 1 ML0001 - Absolute basic for career course
(for student admitted in AY1415 or later)
 1 AU
 1 HW0138 - Scientific Communication I (Offered in AY14/15 and AY15/16)
(for student admitted in AY1415 or later)
 2 AU
 1 HW0128 Scientific Communication I (Offered in AY16/17 onwards)
(for student admitted in AY1415 or later)
 2 AU
 1 GC0001 - Introduction to Sustainability: Multidisciplinary Approaches and Solutions
(for student admitted in AY1415 or later)
 1 AU
 2 PS8001 - Defence Science
(for student admitted in AY1415 or later)
 3 AU
 2 HY0001 - Ethics & Moral Reasoning
(for student admitted in AY1415 or later)
 1 AU
 3 HW0228 - Scientific Communication II
(for student admitted in AY1415 or later)
 2 AU
 3 ML0002 - Career Power Up
(for student admitted in AY1415 or later)
 1 AU
 3 ET0001 - Enterprise & Innovation
(for student admitted in AY1415 or later)
 1 AU

 

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

 

Prescribed electives for majors in Physics (Pure Physics)
Yr Semester 1 AU Semester 2 AU
 3 PH3403 - Cosmology  3 AU    
 3 PH3404 - Physics of Classical and Quantum Information  3 AU    
 3 PH3405 - Superconductivity, Superfluidity and Bose-Einstein Condensates  3 AU    
 3 PH3501 - Fluid Mechanics  4 AU PH3401 - Atomic Physics  4 AU
 3        PH3502 - Chaotic Dynamical System  4 AU
 4 PH4402 - Condensed Matter 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
(only for students admitted in 2015 and before)
 10 AU PH4405 - Final Year Project
(only for students admitted in 2015 and before)
 10 AU
 4 PH4407 - Industrial Internship II
(only for students admitted in 2014 and before)
 10 AU PH4407 - Industrial Internship II
(only for students admitted in 2014 and before)
 10 AU
 4 PH4408 - Nuclear Physics  3 AU PH4409 - Quantum Electronics  4 AU
 4 PH4411 - Introduction to Experimental Particle Physics  3 AU PH4410 - Econophysics  3 AU
 4 PH4413 - Professional Internship
(for students admitted in 2015)
 10 AU PH4413 - Professional Internship
(for students admitted in 2015)
 10 AU
 4 PH4415 - Final Year Project
(for students admitted in 2016 and after)
 11 AU PH4415 - Final Year Project
(for students admitted in 2016 and after)
 11 AU
 4 PH4417 - Professional Internship
(only for students admitted in 2016 and after)
 11 AU PH4417 - Professional Internship
(only forstudents admitted in 2016 and after)
 11 AU
 4 PH4501 - Statistical Mechanics II  4 AU PH4502 - Atmospheric Physics  4 AU
 4 PH4507 - Topics in Physics  3 AU PH4505 - Computational Physics  4 AU
 4     PH4506 - Electrodynamics  4 AU
 4     PH4507 - Topics in Physics  3 AU
 4     PH4508 - Introduction to General Relativity  3 AU
 4     PH4509 - Quantum Field Theory with applications in Condensed Matter Physics  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

 

Core courses for majors in Applied Physics (Applied Physics)
Yr Semester 1 AU Semester 2 AU
 2     PH2301 - Physical Optics  3 AU
 3     PH3399 - Physics Lab IIIb  2 AU

 

Prescribed Electives for Applied Physics Major (Applied Physics)
Yr Semester 1 AU Semester 2 AU
 2     PH2601- Introduction to Lasers  3 AU
 3 PH3403 - Cosmology  3 AU    
 3 PH3404 - Physics of Classical and Quantum Information  3 AU    
 3 PH3405 - Superconductivity, Superfluidity and Bose-Einstein Condensates  3 AU    
 3 PH3601 - Fabrication of Micro- and Nanoelectronic Devices  4 AU PH3401 - Atomic Physics  4 AU
 3 PH3602 - Photonics  4 AU PH3603 - Biophysics  3 AU
 4 PH4402 - Condensed Matter 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
(only for students admitted in 2015 and before)
 10 AU PH4405 - Final Year Project
(only for students admitted in 2015 and before)
 10 AU
 4 PH4407 - Industrial Internship II
(only for students admitted in 2014 and before)
 10 AU PH4407 - Industrial Internship II
(only for students admitted in 2014 and before)
 10 AU
 4 PH4408 - Nuclear Physics  3 AU PH4409 - Quantum Electronics  4 AU
 4 PH4411 - Introduction to Experimental Particle Physics  3 AU PH4410 - Econophysics  3 AU
 4 PH4413 - Professional Internship
(for students admitted in 2015)
 10 AU PH4413 - Professional Internship
(for students admitted in 2015)
 10 AU
 4 PH4415 - Final Year Project
(for students admitted in 2016 and after)
 11 AU PH4415 - Final Year Project
(for students admitted in 2016 and after)
 11 AU
 4 PH4417 - Professional Internship
(only for students admitted in 2016 and after)
 11 AU PH4417 - Professional Internship
(only forstudents admitted in 2016 and after)
 11 AU
 4 PH4604 - Topics in Applied Physics  3 AU PH4601 - Physics of Semiconductor and Spintronics Devices  4 AU
 4 PH4607/ CM4017 - Biomedical Imaging and Sensing 3 AU PH4603 - Soft Condensed Matter Physics  3 AU
 4 PH4608 - Plasmonics and Metamaterials 3 AU PH4604 - Topics in Applied Physics  3 AU
 4     PH4605 - Medical Physics for Radiotherapy  4 AU
 4     PH4606 - Fundamentals and Applications of Acoustics  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

 

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
Special Terms 1 & 2 AU
PH2999 - Undergraduate Research Experience in Physics I  3 AU
PH3999 - Undergraduate Research Experience in Physics II  3 AU
PH4406 - Industrial Internship I
(Special Terms)
(for students admitted in 2014 and before)
 4 AU
PH4412 - Professional Attachment
(Special Terms)
(for students admitted in 2015)
 4 AU
PH4416 - Professional Attachment
(Special Terms)
(for students admitted in 2016 and after)
 5 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