PHMS (Matric Yr 2021-2023)

BSc in Physics and Mathematical Sciences (Double Major)

Curriculum (Matriculation Year 2021-2023)

Curriculum Overview

Course TypeAU
Core Courses
16 AU of common core courses, 36 AU of core Physics courses, and 34 AU of core Mathematics courses.
86 AU
Physics Prescribed Electives3 (11) AU
Mathematics Prescribed Electives10 (4) AU

Prescribed Electives - Final Year Project (FYP)

Must read either ​PH4421 (Physics FYP) or MH4900 (Mathematics FYP)

If ​PH4421 is selected:

If MH4900 is selected:

10 (8) AU
Interdisciplinary Collaborative Core: Common Core17 AU
Interdisciplinary Collaborative Core: Foundational Core10 AU

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

8 AU
Total144 AU


  • AU figures in brackets (x) indicate the number of AU if MH4900 Final Year Project is selected.
  • A grade of A- or better in Final Year Project is required to be eligible for Honours (Highest Distinction).
  • All Physics 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. All Math core courses cannot be mapped to exchange courses. A maximum of three Math Major Prescribed Electives can be mapped to exchange courses. Please refer to the pages on Physics exchange course mapping and Math exchange course mapping for more information.

Core Courses

Year 1
PH1104 - Mechanics3 AUSem 1
PH1198 - Physics Lab Ia2 AUSem 1
MH1100 - Calculus I (Common Core)4 AUSem 1
MH1200 - Linear Algebra I (Common Core)4 AUSem 1
MH1300 - Foundations of Mathematics4 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
MH1101 - Calculus II4 AUSem 2
MH1201 - Linear Algebra II4 AUSem 2
Year 2
PH1105 - Optics, Vibrations and Waves3 AUSem 1
PH1107 - Relativity and Quantum Physics3 AUSem 1
PH2198 - Physics Lab IIa2 AUSem 1
MH2100 - Calculus III 4 AUSem 1
PS0001 - Introduction to Computational Thinking (Common Core)3 AUSem 1
PH2101 - Quantum Mechanics I3 AUSem 2
PH2199 - Physics Lab IIb2 AUSem 2
MH2801 - Complex Methods for the Sciences (Common Core)3 AUSem 2
MH3100 - Real Analysis I4 AUSem 2
PS0002 - Introduction to Data Science and Artificial Intelligence3 AUSem 2
Year 3
PH2102 - Electromagnetism4 AUSem 1
PH2103 - Thermal Physics4 AUSem 1
PH3101 - Quantum Mechanics II4 AUSem 1
PH3103 - Technological Applications of Quantum Mechanics3 AUSem 1
MH2220 - Algebra I3 AUSem 2
MH2500 - Probability and Introduction to Statistics4 AUSem 1
MH1403 - Algorithms and Computing3 AUSem 2
MH3110 - Ordinary Differential Equations4 AUSem 2
Year 4
PH4511 - Seminar in Mathematical Physics (Common Core)2 AUSem 2


Physics Prescribed Electives

PH2104 - Analytical Mechanics4 AU
PH3201 - Statistical Mechanics I4 AU
PH3401 - Atomic Physics4 AU
PH3403 - Astrophysics and Cosmology4 AU
PH3404 - Physics of Classical and Quantum Information3 AU
PH3405 - Superconductivity, Superfluidity and Bose-Einstein Condensates3 AU
PH3406 - Open Quantum Systems4 AU
PH3407 - Introduction to Plasma Physics3 AU
PH3408 - Signal and Noise in Biology3 AU
PH3501 - Fluid Mechanics4 AU
PH3502 - Dynamical System Theory with Chaos and Fractals4 AU
PH4403 - Surfaces and Interfaces4 AU
PH4404 - Nanoscale Physics3 AU
PH4408 - Nuclear Physics3 AU
PH4409 - Quantum Electronics4 AU
PH4411 - Introduction to Experimental Particle Physics3 AU
PH4414 - Introduction to Spintronics3 AU
PH4418 - Physics in the Industry4 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
PH4421 - Final Year Project10 AU
PH7002 - Concepts in Statistical Mechanics4 AU
PH7003 - Graduate Solid State Physics4 AU
PH7006 - Classical Electrodynamics4 AU
PH7013 - Advanced Numerical Methods for Physicists4 AU
PH7015 - Advanced Optics4 AU
PH7021 - Quantum Information4 AU
PH7024 - Graduate Quantum Mechanics4 AU
PH7027 - Plasma Physics and Fusion Energy4 AU


Mathematics Prescribed Electives

MH1301 - Discrete Mathematics4 AU
MH3220 - Algebra II4 AU
MH3210 - Number Theory4 AU
MH3300 - Graph Theory4 AU
MH3400 - Algorithms for the Real World4 AU
MH3510 - Regression Analysis4 AU
MH3511 - Data Analysis with Computer3 AU
MH3512 - Stochastic Processes4 AU
MH3520 - Mathematics of Deep Learning4 AU
MH3600 - Knots & Surfaces: Introduction to Topology4 AU
MH3700 - Numerical Analysis I3 AU
MH3701 - Basic Optimization4 AU
MH4100 - Real Analysis II4 AU
MH4110 - Partial Differential Equations4 AU
MH4200 - Abstract Algebra II4 AU
MH4300 - Combinatorics4 AU
MH4301 - Set Theory and Logic4 AU
MH4302 - Theory of Computing4 AU
MH4310 - Coding Theory4 AU
MH4311 - Cryptography4 AU
MH4320 - Computational Economics4 AU
MH4500 - Time Series Analysis4 AU
MH4501 - Multivariate Analysis4 AU
MH4510 - Statistical Learning and Data Mining4 AU
MH4511 - Sampling & Survey4 AU
MH4512 - Clinical Trials4 AU
MH4513 - Survival Analysis4 AU
MH4514 - Financial Mathematics4 AU
MH4515 - Applied Bayesian Statistics4 AU
MH4516 - Applied Categorical Data Analysis4 AU
MH4517 - Data Applications in Natural Sciences4 AU
MH4519 - Financial Econometrics4 AU
MH4600 - Algebraic Topology4 AU
MH4601 - Differential Geometry4 AU
MH4700 - Numerical Analysis II4 AU
MH4701 - Mathematical Programming4 AU
MH4702 - Probabilistic Methods in OR4 AU
MH4900 - Final Year Project8 AU