PHME (Matric Yr 2021)

BSc (Hons) in Applied Physics with Second Major in Microelectronics Engineering

Curriculum (Matriculation Year 2021)

Curriculum Overview

Core Courses57 AU
Physics Major Prescribed Electives13 (8) AU
Interdisciplinary Collaborative Core: Common Core17 AU
Interdisciplinary Collaborative Core: Foundational Core10 (15)
Second Major Courses
27 AU of required physics, and electrical engineering courses, and at least 4 AU from a selection of mathematics and EE4XXX courses.
31 AU

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

Total140 AU


  • AU figures in brackets (x) indicate the number of AU if the semester 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
PS0001 - Introduction to Computational Thinking3 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
PS0002 - Introduction to Data Science and Artificial Intelligence3 AUSem 2
Year 2
PH1107 - Relativity and Quantum Physics3 AUSem 1
PH2102 - Electromagnetism4 AUSem 1
PH2198 - Physics Lab IIa2 AUSem 1
​​​​​​MH2802 - Linear Algebra for Scientists​
3 AU​
Sem 1
PH2101 - Quantum Mechanics I3 AUSem 2
PH2199 - Physics Lab IIb2 AUSem 2
MH2801 - Complex Methods for the Sciences3 AUSem 2
Year 3
PH2103 - Thermal Physics4 AUSem 1
PH3101 - Quantum Mechanics II4 AUSem 1
PH3103 - Technological Applications of Quantum Mechanics3 AUSem 1
PH3199 - Physics Lab IIIa2 AUSem 1


Physics Major Prescribed Electives

Choose at least 3 AU (or 8 AU if semester internship is selected) from the following list (excluding PH4421):

Year 3
PH3404 - Physics of Classical and Quantum Information3 AUSem 1
PH3602 - Photonics4 AUSem 1
Year 4
PH4421 - Final Year Project
Students opting for Final Year Project (PH4421) are not required to take Professional Internship (PH4420), and must take Professional Attachment (PH4416) during one of the Special Terms.
10 AUSem 1 and 2
PH4402 - Condensed Matter Physics II4 AUSem 1
PH4403 - Surfaces and Interfaces4 AUSem 1
PH4404 - Nanoscale Physics3 AUSem 2
PH4409 - Quantum Electronics4 AUSem 2
PH4414 - Introduction to Spintronics4 AUSem 2

Second Major Courses

Required Second Major Courses

PH3601 - Fabrication of Micro- and Nanoelectronic Devices4 AUYear 3 Sem 1
​PH4419 - Computational Physics4 AUYear 3 Sem 2
PH4601 - Physics of Semiconductor and Spintronics Devices4 AUYear 3 Sem 2
EE2101 - Circuit Analysis3 AUYear 2 Sem 1
EE2102 - An​alog Electronics3 AUYear 2 Sem 2
EE2104 - Digital Electronics3 AUYear 1 Sem 2
EE3102 - Microprocessors3 AUYear 3 Sem 1
EE3019 - Integrated Electronics3 AUYear 3 Sem 2

Elective Second Major Courses

Choose at least 4 AU from the following list:

MH2500 - Prob​ability & Introduction to Statistics4 AU
EE4340 - VLSI Systems3 AU
EE4613 - CMOS Process and Device Simulation2 AU
EE4614 - Device Parameter Extraction and Layout Implement2 AU
​EE4694 - IC Reliability and Failure Analysis3 AU