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Current Undergraduate

Curriculum for Students taking Second Major in Mathematical Sciences admitted in AY13/14 to AY16/17

Type Required AU Remarks

Physics Core

49 AU
(All PPHY Core)

 

Maths Core

59 AU
(All Maths Core, including Track Core)

Please refer to MAS website for detailed curriculum.
Note: Please read the mutually exlusive conditions of the MAS courses.

Physics Major PE

24 AU

25 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.

Maths Major PE

17 AU

Students are to take 17 AU of electives in the track chosen with at least 10 AU at Level 4. Please refer to MAS website for detailed curriculum.

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)

Total

176 AU

177 AU (for students admitted in 2016 and after)
 

Download application form for second major in Mathematical Sciences

Applications are to be submitted by week 8 of each semester so that records can be updated by semester end.

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

S/U Option does not apply to Courses which are tied to Second Major programmes and Minor programmes.

Click here for the list of frequently asked questions (FAQ) regarding PHMA programme.

Physics 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
2
PH3101 - Quantum Mechanics II  4 AU PH3199 - Physics Lab IIIa  2 AU

 3

PH3102 - Condensed Matter Physics I

 4 AU  PH3201 - Statistical Mechanics  4 AU


Physics Prescribed Electives
Year 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
(for students admitted in 2015 and before)
 10 AU PH4405 - Final Year Project
(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 for students 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 - Advanced Topics in Applied Physics  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