PHMA (Matric Yr 2017)

BSc in Physics with Second Major in Mathematics

Curriculum (Matriculation Year 2017)

Curriculum Overview

Course TypeAU
Physics Core49 AU
Other Core Courses15 AU
Physics Major Prescribed Electives
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. A grade of A- or better in Final Year Project is required to be eligible for Honours (Highest Distinction).
25 AU
GER Core12 AU
GER Prescribed Electives
Must be taken from the following categories: (i) Business and Management (3 AU); (ii) Liberal Arts (3 AU); (iii) any of the above (3 AU)
9 AU
Electives for Second Major
Students must choose one of the following Mathematics Tracks in Year 2 Semester 1: (i) Pure Mathematics, (ii) Applied Mathematics, or (iii) Statistics.
42 AU
Total152 AU

Physics Core Courses

Year 1
PH1104 - Mechanics3 AUSem 1
PH1105 - Optics, Vibrations and Waves3 AUSem 1
PH1198 - Physics Lab Ia2 AUSem 1
HW0001 - Introduction to Academic Communication
(for students who have not passed or been exempted from the Qualifying English Test (QET). Such students may take HW0128 after HW0001.)
 Sem 1
PH1106 - Electricity and Magnetism3 AUSem 2
PH1107 - Relativity and Quantum Physics3 AUSem 2
PH1199 - Physics Lab Ib2 AUSem 2
Year 2
PH2103 - Thermal Physics4 AUSem 1
PH2104 - Analytical Mechanics4 AUSem 1
PH2198 - Physics Lab IIa2 AUSem 1
PH2101 - Quantum Mechanics I3 AUSem 2
PH2102 - Electromagnetism4 AUSem 2
PH2199 - Physics Lab IIb2 AUSem 2
Year 3
PH3101 - Quantum Mechanics II4 AUSem 1
PH3102 - Condensed Matter Physics I4 AUSem 1
PH3199 - Physics Lab IIIa2 AUSem 2
PH3201 - Statistical Mechanics4 AUSem 2

Other Core Courses

Year 1
MH1401 - Algorithms and Computing I 2 AUSem 1
MH1802 - Calculus for the Sciences4 AUSem 1
MH1402 - Algorithms and Computing II2 AUSem 2
MH1803 - Calculus for Physics4 AUSem 2
Year 2
MH2801 - Complex Methods for the Sciences3 AUSem 1

Physics Prescribed Electives

Semester 1
PH3403 – Cosmology3 AU
PH3404 - Physics of Classical and Quantum Information3 AU
PH3501 - Fluid Mechanics4 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
PAP710 - Concepts in Statistical Mechanics4 AU
PAP711 - Graduate Solid State Physics4 AU
PAP715 - Material Physics3 AU
PAP731 - Optical Spectroscopic Techniques4 AU
Semester 2
PH3401 - Atomic Physics4 AU
PH3502 - Chaotic Dynamical System4 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 Indsutry4 AU
PH4419 - Computational Physics4 AU
PH4502 - Atmospheric 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
PAP716 - Classical Electrodynamics4 AU
PAP721 - Nonlinear Dynamics4 AU
PAP722 - Particle Physics4 AU
PAP738 - Advanced Topics in Physics4 AU
Semester 1 & 2
PH4415 - Final Year Project11 AU
PH4417 - Professional Internship11 AU

General Education Requirement Core Courses

Year 1
ML0001 - Absolute Basics for Career1 AU
HW0128 - Scientific Communication I2 AU
GC0001 - Introduction to Sustainability1 AU
Year 2
PS8001 - Defence Science3 AU
HY0001 - Ethics & Moral Reasoning1 AU
Year 3
HW0228 - Scientific Communication II2 AU
ML0002 - Career Power Up1 AU
ET0001 - Enterprise & Innovative1 AU

Electives for Second Major

Year 1
MH1200 - Linear Algebra I4 AUSem 1
MH1300 - Foundations of Mathematics4 AUSem 1
MH1201 - Linear Algebra II4 AUSem 2
Year 2
MH2200 - Groups and Symmetries3 AUSem 1
MH2500 - Probability and Introduction to Statistics4 AUSem 1
MH3100 - Real Analysis I4 AUSem 2
MH3200 - Abstract Algebra I (for PMAS)3 AUSem 2
MH3700 - Numerical Analysis I (for AMAS)3 AUSem 2
MH3500 – Statistics (For STAT)4 AUSem 2
Year 3
MH3600 - Knots and Surfaces: Introduction to Topology (for PMAS)4 AUSem 1
MH3510 - Regression Analysis (for STAT)4 AUSem 1
MH3701 - Basic Optimization (for AMAS)4 AUSem 2
Year 3 or 4, Pure Mathematics track (choose 12 AU)
MH4100 - Real Analysis II4 AU 
MH4600 - Algebraic Topology4 AU 
MH4601 - Differential Geometry4 AU 
MAS710 - Continuous Methods4 AU 
MH3210 - Number Theory4 AU 
MH4200 - Abstract Algebra II4 AU 
MH4301 - Set Theory and Logic4 AU 
MAS712 - Algebraic Methods4 AU 
MH4310 - Coding Theory4 AU 
MH4311 - Cryptography4 AU 
MH4300 - Combinatorics4 AU 
MAS711 - Discrete Methods4 AU 
MAS714 - Algorithms and Theory of Computing4 AU 
MH3400 - Algorithms for the Real Worl4 AU 
Year 3 or 4, Applied Mathematics track (choose 12 AU)
MH4110 - Partial Differential Equation4 AU 
MH4700 - Numerical Analysis I4 AU 
MH4711 - Mathematical Modelling in Imaging, Vision and Graphics4 AU 
MH4730 - Mathematics in Biology and Medicine4 AU 
MAS710 - Continuous Methods4 AU 
EE4476 - Image Processing3 AU 
MH3300 - Graph Theory4 AU 
MH4310 - Coding Theory4 AU 
MH4311 - Cryptography4 AU 
MAS711 - Discrete Methods4 AU 
CZ4042 - Neural Networks3 AU 
MH3310 - Mathematical Foundations of Game Theory4 AU 
MH4701 - Mathematical Programming4 AU 
MH4702 - Probabilistic Methods in OR4 AU 
MH4320 - Computational Economics4 AU 
CZ2001 - Algorithms3AU 
MH3400 - Algorithms for the Real World4 AU 
MH3512 - Stochastic Processes4 AU 
MH4514 - Financial Mathematics4 AU 
MAS714 - Algorithms and Theory of Computing4 AU 
PH3501 - Fluid Mechanics4 AU 
PH3502 - Chaotic Dynamical Systems4 AU 
Year 3 or 4, Statistics track (choose 12 AU)
MH3512 - Stochastic Processes4 AU 
MH4500 - Time Series Analysis4 AU 
MH4501 - Multivariate Analysis4 AU 
MAS713 - Mathematical Statistics4 AU 
MH3511 Data Analysis with Compute3AU 
MH4730 - Mathematics in Biology and Medicine4 AU 
MH4510 - Data Mining4 AU 
MH4511 - Sampling & Survey4 AU 
MH4512 - Clinical Trials4 AU 
MH4513 - Survival Analysis4 AU 
BA2202 – Mathematics of Finance4 AU 
BA3202 – Actuarial Statistics4 AU 
HE3022 – Econometric Modeling and Forecasting3 AU 
HE4021 – Advanced Econometrics3 AU 
MH4514 - Financial Mathematics4 AU 
MH3701 - Basic Optimization4 AU 
MH3310 - Mathematical Foundations of Game Theory4 AU 
MH4701 - Mathematical Programming4 AU 
MH4702 - Probabilistic Methods in OR4 AU 
MH4320 - Computational Economics4 AU 
MAS714 - Algorithms and Theory of Computing4 AU 
MH3400 - Algorithms for the Real World4 AU