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Current Undergraduate

Curriculum for Students admitted from AY17/18 or later

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)

25 AU^

24 AU#

At least 10 AU must be of Level 4 (Excluding PH4415 and PH4417).

Students must read either PH4415 or PH4417 for graduation requirement.

A grade of A- or better in the Honours Project (PH4415, 11 AU) is compulsory for the award of First Class Honours.

^ Pure Physics Students (PPHY)

#Applied Physics Students (APHY)

Other core requirement  18 AU

MH1401, MH1402, MH1802, M1803, MH2802, MH2801

Subtotal

 92 AU

 

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

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

 14 AU

 
Total 133 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
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 HW0128 after HW0001 is taken.  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
MH1802 - Calculus for the Sciences  4 AU MH1803 - Calculus for Physics  4 AU
MH2801 - Complex Methods for the Sciences
 3 AU MH2802 - Linear Algebra for Scientists
 3 AU


GER core courses
Year Course Code & Title AU
 1 ML0001 - Absolute basic for career course  1 AU
 1 HW0128 Scientific Communication I  2 AU
 1 GC0001 Introduction to Sustainability
 1 AU
 2 PS8001 - Defence Science  3 AU
 2 HY0001 - Ethics & Moral Reasoning  1 AU
 3 HW0228 - Scientific Communication II  2 AU
 3 ML0002 - Career Power Up  1 AU
 3 ET0001 - Enterprise & Innovative  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 PH3401 - Atomic Physics  4 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 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 PH4408 - Nuclear Physics  3 AU PH4409 - Quantum Electronics  4 AU
 4 PH4411 - Introduction to Experimental Particle Physics  3 AU PH4410 - Econophysics  3 AU
 4     PH4414 - Introduction to Spintronics  3 AU
 4 PH4415 - Final Year Project  11 AU PH4415 - Final Year Project  11 AU
 4 PH4417 - Professional Internship  11 AU PH4417 - Professional Internship  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 - Advanced 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
 2     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 PH3401 - Atomic Physics  4 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

PH3603 - Biophysics  3 AU
 3 PH3602 - Photonics   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  PH4408 - Nuclear Physics  3 AU PH4409 - Quantum Electronics  4 AU
 4 PH4411 - Introduction to Experimental Particle Physics  3 AU PH4410 - Econophysics  3 AU
 4     PH4414 - Introduction to Spintronics  3 AU
 4 PH4415 - Final Year Project  11 AU PH4415 - Final Year Project  11 AU
 4 PH4417 -Professional Internship  11 AU PH4417 - Professional Internship  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 - Advanced Topics in Applied Physics  4 AU

 

Unrestricted Electives
Semester 1 AU Semester 2 AU
PH2901 - Electronics for the Experimentalist  3 AU PH3901 - Thin Film Technology  3 AU
PH2999 - Undergraduate Research Experience in Physics I  3 AU PH2999 - Undergraduate Research Experience in Physics I  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