PHDA (Matric Yr 2022-2023)

BSc in Physics / Applied Physics
with Second Major in Data Analytics

Curriculum (Matriculation Year 2022-2023)


Curriculum Overview

 Academic Units (AU)
Course TypeOption with PA & FYPOption with PI without FYPOption with PI & FYP
Core Courses61 AU61 AU61 AU

Prescribed Electives for Physics or Applied Physics

Students must take at least 3 AU of PH4XXXX course from the Prescribed Electives courses.

 

13 AU

8 AU13 AU
Second Major courses 28 AU28 AU28 AU
Interdisciplinary Collaborative Core: Common Core17 AU17 AU17 AU
Interdisciplinary Collaborative Core: Foundational Core10 AU15 AU15 AU

Broadening and Deepening Electives (BDE)
Can take BDEs offered by any School.

12 AU12 AU7 AU
Total141 AU141 AU141 AU

Notes:

  • AU figures in brackets (x) indicates the number of AU if the semester long internship is selected.
  • Must read either Final Year Project (PH4421) or Professional Internship (PH4420​).
  • A grade of A- or better in the Final Year Project is required to be eligible for Honours (Highest Distinction).
  • All common core and graduate level courses cannot be mapped to exchange courses. PH4XXX courses can only be mapped to exchange courses as BDE, unless the exchange course is a graduate-level course. Please refer to this page for more information.

Core Courses

Year 1
PH1104 - Mechanics3 AUSem 1
PH1105 - Optics, Vibrations and Waves3 AUSem 1
PH1198 - Physics Lab Ia2 AUSem 1
MH1802 - Calculus for the Sciences4 AUSem 1
HW0001 - Introduction to Academic Communication
(For students who have not passed or been exempted from the Qualifying English Test)
0 AUSem 1
PH1106 - Electricity and Magnetism3 AUSem 2
PH1199 - Physics Lab Ib2 AUSem 2
MH1803 - Calculus for Physics4 AUSem 2
Year 2
PH1107 - Relativity and Quantum Physics3 AUSem 1
PH2103 - Thermal Physics4 AUSem 1
PH2198 - Physics Lab IIa2 AUSem 1
MH2802 - Linear Algebra for Scientists3 AUSem 1
PS0001 - Introduction to Computational Thinking3 AUSem 1
PH2101 - Quantum Mechanics I3 AUSem 2
PH2199 - Physics Lab IIb2 AUSem 2
MH2801 - Complex Methods for the Sciences3 AUSem 2
PS0002 - Introduction to Data Science and Artificial Intelligence3 AUSem 2
Year 3
PH2102 - Electromagnetism
4 AU
Sem 1
PH2104 - Analytical Mechanics4 AUSem 1
PH3101 - Quantum Mechanics II4 AUSem 1
PH3103 - Technological Applications of Quantum Mechanics3 AUSem 1
PH3199 - Physics Lab IIIa2 AUSem 1 (APHY)
Sem 2 (PPHY)


Prescribed Electives for Physics

Semester 1
PH3403 - Astrophysics and Cosmology4 AU
PH3404 - Physics of Classical and Quantum Information3 AU
PH3501 - Fluid Mechanics4 AU
PH4403 - Surfaces and Interfaces4 AU
PH4408 - Nuclear Physics3 AU
PH4411 - Introduction to Experimental Particle Physics3 AU
PH7002 - Concepts in Statistical Mechanics4 AU
PH7003 - Graduate Solid State Physics4 AU
PH7006 - Classical Electrodynamics4 AU
PH7011 - Nonlinear Dynamics4 AU
PH7014 - Optical Spectroscopic Techniques4 AU
PH7027 - Plasma Physics and Fusion Energy4 AU
Semester 2
PH3401 - Atomic Physics4 AU
PH3406 - Open Quantum Systems4 AU
PH3407 - Introduction to Plasma Physics3 AU
PH3408 - Signal and Noise in Biology3 AU
PH3502 - Dynamical System Theory with Chaos and Fractals4 AU
PH4404 - Nanoscale Physics3 AU
PH4409 - Quantum Electronics4 AU
PH4414 - Introduction to Spintronics4 AU
PH4418 - Physics in the Industry4 AU
PH4508 - Introduction to General Relativity3 AU
PH4509 - Quantum Field Theory with applications in Condensed Matter Physics4 AU
PH7013 - Advanced Numerical Methods for Physicists4 AU
PH7015 - Advanced Optics4 AU
PH7021 - Quantum Information4 AU
PH7024 - Graduate Quantum Mechanics4 AU
Semester 1 & 2
PH4421 - Final Year Project10 AU
PH4507 - Topics in Physics3 AU
PH4510 - Topics in Physics II3 AU

Prescribed Electives for Applied Physics (APHY)

Semester 1
PH3403 – Astrophysics and Cosmology4 AU
PH3404 - Physics of Classical and Quantum Information3 AU
PH3601 - Fabrication of Micro- and Nanoelectronic Devices4 AU
PH3602 - Photonics4 AU
PH4403 - Surfaces and Interfaces4 AU
PH4408 - Nuclear Physics3 AU
PH4411 - Introduction to Experimental Particle Physics3 AU
PH4414 - Introduction to Spintronics4 AU
PH4607/CM4017 - Biomedical Imaging and Sensing3 AU
PH7002 - Concepts in Statistical Mechanics4 AU
PH7003 - Graduate Solid State Physics4 AU
PH7006 - Classical Electrodynamics4 AU
PH7011 - Nonlinear Dynamics4 AU
PH7014 - Optical Spectroscopic Techniques4 AU
PH7027 - Plasma Physics and Fusion Energy4 AU
Semester 2
PH3401 - Atomic Physics4 AU
PH3406 - Open Quantum Systems4 AU
PH3407 - Introduction to Plasma Physics3 AU
PH3408 - Signal and Noise in Biology3 AU
PH3603 - Biophysics3 AU
PH4404 - Nanoscale Physics3 AU
PH4409 - Quantum Electronics4 AU
PH4418 - Physics in the Indsutry4 AU
PH4601 - Physics of Semiconductor and Spintronics Devices4 AU
PH4603 - Soft Condensed Matter Physics3 AU
PH4605 - Medical Physics for Radiotherapy4 AU
PH4608 - Plasmonics and Metamaterials3 AU
PH7013 - Advanced Numerical Methods for Physicists4 AU
PH7015 - Advanced Optics4 AU
PH7021 - Quantum Information4 AU
PH7024 - Graduate Quantum Mechanics4 AU
Semester 1 & 2
PH4421 - Final Year Project10 AU
PH4604 - Topics in Applied Physics3 AU
PH4609 - Topics in Applied Physics II3 AU

Second Major Courses

Required Second Major Courses

The following course is double-counted towards both Major and Second Major requirement:

MH2802 - Linear Algebra for Scientists3 AUSem 1

The following courses must also be read:

MH1403 - Algorithms and Computing3 AUSem 2
MH2500 - Probability and Introduction to Statistics4 AUSem 1
MH3511 - Data Analysis with Computer3 AUSem 2

Choose one course from each of the following Knowledge Area Lists:

Databases

BC2402 - Designing & Developing Databases4 AUSem 1
EE4791 - Database Systems3 AUSem 2
SC2207 - Introduction to Database*3 AUSem 1 & 2

* Prerequisites apply. Click here for approved prerequisite mappings.

Data Mining

MH4510 - Statistical Learning & Data Mining*4 AUSem 1
EE4483 - Artificial Intelligence & Data Mining*3 AUSem 1
SC4020 - Data Analytics & Mining*3 AUSem 1

* Prerequisites apply. Click here for approved prerequisite mappings.

Data Visualization/Management

BC2406 - Analytics I: Visual and Predictive Techniques*4 AUSem 1
SC4023 - Big Data Management*3 AUSem 2
SC4024 - Data Visualization*3 AUSem 1

* Prerequisites apply. Click here for approved prerequisite mappings.

Elective Second Major Courses

Choose at least 3 courses from the following list. The total AU for the Second Major must be at least 28 AU (excluding MH2802 which is double-counted).

MH3400 - Algorithms for the Real World4 AU
MH3500 - Statistics4 AU
MH3510 - Regression Analysis4 AU
MH3701 - Basic Optimization4 AU
MH4302 - Theory of Computing4 AU
MH4320 - Computational Economics4 AU
MH4500 - Time Series Analysis4 AU
MH4511 - Sampling & Survey4 AU
MH4512 - Clinical Trials4 AU
MH4513 - Survival Analysis4 AU
MH4702 - Probabilistic Methods in OR4 AU
BC2407 - Analytics II: Advanced Predictive Techniques*4 AU
BS3008 - Computational Biology and Modelling*3 AU
BS4017 - High-Throughput Bioinformatics3 AU
CH4244 - Numerical Method and Data Analytics3 AU
CM4043 - Molecular Modelling: Principles and Applications3 AU
CM4044 - Artificial Intelligence in Chemistry3 AU
EE4414 - Machine Learning Design & Application3 AU
EE4497 - Pattern Recognition & Machine Learning3 AU
ES2001 - Computational Earth Systems Science4 AU
MA4829 - Machine Intelligence 3 AU
MA4830 - Real Time Software for Mechatronics System3 AU
MA4832 - Microprocessor System3 AU
MS4671 - Introduction to Materials Simulation3 AU
SC3020 - Database System Principle3 AU
SC4001 - Neural Network and Deep Learning3 AU
SC4002 - Natural Language Processing3 AU
SC4021 - Information Retrieval 3 AU
SC4022 - Network Science3 AU

Approved Mapping of Prerequisites

CourseOffering SchoolPrerequisite(s)Approved Mapping for PHDA
EE4483EEEEE2107/EE/IM2007 + EE0005/EE1005MH1201/MH2802 + PS0001
SC2207SCSESC2001MH1403
SC4002SCSESC2001MH1403
SC4020SCSESC2001MH1403
SC4022SCSESC2001MH1403
SC4024SCSESC1003 + SC2000MH2500 + PS0001

Broadening & Deepening Electives

Students may read any Broadening & Deepening Electives (BDEs) offered by any School in NTU. The following physics-specific BDE may be read by interested students:

Semester 1
PH2901 - Electronics for the Experimentalist3 AU