PHMP (Matric Yr 2022-2023)

BSc (Hons) in Applied Physics with Second Major in Medical Physics

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
Physics Major Prescribed Electives13 AU8 AU13 AU
Interdisciplinary Collaborative Core: Common Core17 AU17 AU17 AU
Interdisciplinary Collaborative Core: Foundational Core10 AU15 AU15 AU
Second Major Courses
22 AU of required physics, and biological sciences courses, at least 6AU from a selection of physics courses and at least 6 AU from a selection of non-physics courses.
34 AU34 AU34 AU

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

4 AU4 AU0 AU
Total139 AU139 AU140 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
PH2103 - Thermal Physics4 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
PH2102 - Electromagnetism4 AUSem 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


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
PH3406 - Open Quantum Systems4 AUSem 2
PH3501 - Fluid Mechanics4 AUSem 1
PH3601 - Fabrication of Micro- and Nanoelectronic Devices4 AUSem 1
PH3603 - Biophysics3 AUSem 2
Year 4
PH4421 - Final Year Project10 AUSem 1 and 2
PH4418 - Physics in the Industry4 AU

Second Major Courses

Required Second Major Courses

BS1001 - Introductory Biology3 AUYear 2 Sem 1
BS1007 - Molecular & Cell Biology 13 AUYesr 2 Sem 2
PH2302 - Anatomy and Physiology3 AUYear 2 Sem 2
​PH3301 - Introduction to Advanced Biomedical Imaging3 AUYear 3 Sem 1
PH3302 - Magnetic Resonance Imaging 3 AUYear 3 Sem 2
PH3303 - Biomechanics and Exercise Physiology3 AUYear 3 Sem 2
PH4605 - Medical Physics for Radiotherapy4 AUYear 3 Sem 2

Elective Second Major Courses

Choose at least 6 AU from the following list:

PH4408 - Nuclear Physics3 AU
PH4610 - Ionising Radiation Based Imaging3 AU
PH4611 - Medical Physics Beam Modelling and Dosimetry3 AU

Choose at least 6 AU from the following list:

BS1005 - Biochemistry 1 3 AU
BS2004 - Molecular & Cell Biology II3 AU
BS3004 - Cancer Biology and Therapy3 AU
BS3001 - Neurobiology 3 AU
BS3023 - Regulatory Control of Healthcare Products and Medical Devices3 AU
BS3036 - Fundamentals of Immunology - Concepts and Experiments3 AU
BS4014 - Molecular Basis of Diseases3 AU
BS4018 - Biology of Aging and Neurodegeneration 3 AU
BG3105 - Biomedical Instrumentation 3 AU
BG4215 - Biomedical Nanotechnology 3 AU 
BG4231 - Advanced Biomaterials3 AU
CS4150 - Health Communication 4 AU