PHDA (Matric Yr 2022)

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

Curriculum (Matriculation Year 2022)


Curriculum Overview

Course TypeAU
Core Courses61 AU

Prescribed Electives for Physics or Applied Physics

13 (8) AU

Second Major courses 28 AU
Interdisciplinary Collaborative Core: Common Core17 AU
Interdisciplinary Collaborative Core: Foundational Core10 (15) AU

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

12 AU
Total141 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).

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 2


Prescribed Electives for Physics

Semester 1
PH3403 - Astrophysics and Cosmology4 AU
PH3404 - Physics of Classical and Quantum Information3 AU
PH3501 - Fluid Mechanics4 AU
PH3502 - Chaotic Dynamical Systems4 AU
PH4402 - Condensed Matter Physics II4 AU
PH4403 - Surfaces and Interfaces4 AU
PH4408 - Nuclear Physics3 AU
PH4411 - Introduction to Experimental Particle Physics3 AU
PH4501 - Statistical Mechanics II4 AU
PH4507 - Topics in Physics3 AU
PH4510 - Topics in Physics II3 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
Semester 2
PH3401 - Atomic Physics4 AU
PH3406 - Open Quantum Systems4 AU
PH4401 - Quantum Mechanics III4 AU
PH4404 - Nanoscale Physics3 AU
PH4409 - Quantum Electronics4 AU
PH4410 - Econophysics3 AU
PH4414 - Introduction to Spintronics4 AU
PH4418 - Physics in the Industry4 AU
PH4419 - Computational Physics4 AU
PH4506 - Electrodynamics4 AU
PH4507 - Topics in Physics3 AU
PH4508 - Introduction to General Relativity3 AU
PH4509 - Quantum Field Theory with applications in Condensed Matter Physics4 AU
PH4510 - Topics in Physics II3 AU
PH7015 - Advanced Optics4 AU
PH7021 - Quantum Information4 AU
PH7024 - Graduate Quantum Mechanics4 AU
Semester 1 & 2

PH4421 - Final Year Project

10 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
PH4402 - Condensed Matter Physics II4 AU
PH4403 - Surfaces and Interfaces4 AU
PH4408 - Nuclear Physics3 AU
PH4411 - Introduction to Experimental Particle Physics3 AU
PH4414 - Introduction to Spintronics4 AU
PH4604 - Topics in Applied Physics3 AU
PH4607/CM4017 - Biomedical Imaging and Sensing3 AU
PH4609 - Topics in Applied Physics II3 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
Semester 2
PH2601- Introduction to Lasers3 AU
PH3401 - Atomic Physics4 AU
PH3406 - Open Quantum Systems4 AU
PH3603 - Biophysics3 AU
PH4401 - Quantum Mechanics III4 AU
PH4404 - Nanoscale Physics3 AU
PH4409 - Quantum Electronics4 AU
PH4410 - Econophysics3 AU
PH4418 - Physics in the Indsutry4 AU
PH4419 - Computational Physics4 AU
PH4601 - Physics of Semiconductor and Spintronics Devices4 AU
PH4603 - Soft Condensed Matter Physics3 AU
PH4604 - Topics in Applied Physics3 AU
PH4605 - Medical Physics for Radiotherapy4 AU
PH4608 - Plasmonics and Metamaterials3 AU
PH7015 - Advanced Optics4 AU
PH7021 - Quantum Information4 AU
PH7024 - Graduate Quantum Mechanics4 AU
Semester 1 & 2
PH4421 - Final Year Project10 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