PHQT (Matric Yr 2023)

BSc in Physics / Applied Physics
with Second Major in Quantum Technologies

Curriculum (Matriculation Year 2023)


Curriculum Overview

Course TypeAcademic Units (AU)
Option with PA & FYPOption with PI without FYPOption with PI & FYP
Core Courses
Physics (Applied Physics)

61 (60)

61 (60)

61 (60)

Prescribed Electives for Physics or Applied Physics

13

8

13

Interdisciplinary Collaborative Core: Common Core17 17 17
Interdisciplinary Collaborative Core: Foundational Core1015 15

Broadening and Deepening Electives (BDE)
All BDEs will be used to fulfill Second Major requirement.

 

31

 

31

 

31

Total
Physics (Applied Physics)

132 (131)

132 (131)

137 (136)

Notes:

  • Must read either Final Year Project (PH4421) or Professional Internship (PH4420​) or both.
  • A grade of A- or better in the Final Year Project is required to be eligible for Honours (Highest Distinction).
  • All 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. Please refer to this page for more information.

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
Year 2
PH1107 - Relativity and Quantum Physics3 AUSem 1
PH2102 - Electromagnetism  4 AUSem 1
PH2198 - Physics Lab IIa2 AUSem 1
MH2802 - Linear Algebra for Scientists3 AUSem 1
PH2101 - Quantum Mechanics I3 AUSem 2
PH2301 - Physical Optics (for APHY only)3 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
PH2103 - Thermal Physics
4 AU
Sem 1
PH2104 - Analytical Mechanics (for PPHY only)4 AUSem 1
PH3101 - Quantum Mechanics II4 AUSem 1
PH3103 - Technological Applications of Quantum Mechanics3 AUSem 1
Year 4
PH3199 - Physics Lab IIIa
2 AU
Sem 1

Prescribed Electives for Physics (PPHY)

Option with PI without FYP: Choose at least 8AU from the following SPMS PAP courses (excluding PH4420 Professional Internship).

Option with PI & FYP or PA & FYP: Choose at least 3AU from the following SPMS PAP courses (excluding PH4421 Final Year Project/PH4420 Professional Internship).

Semester 1
PH3403 - Astrophysics and Cosmology4 AU
PH4403 - Surfaces and Interfaces4 AU
PH4408 - Nuclear Physics3 AU
PH4411 - Introduction to Experimental Particle Physics3 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
PH3201 - Statistical Mechanics4 AU
PH3401 - Atomic Physics4 AU
PH3407 - Introduction to Plasma Physics3 AU
PH3408 - Signal and Noise in Biology3 AU
PH4404 - Nanoscale Physics3 AU
PH4409 - Quantum Electronics4 AU
PH4414 - Introduction to Spintronics4 AU
PH4418 - Physics in the Industry4 AU
PH4508 - Introduction to General Relativity3 AU
PH4509 - Quantum Field Theory with applications in Condensed Matter Physics4 AU
PH7013 - Advanced Numerical Methods for Physicists4 AU
PH7024 - Graduate Quantum Mechanics4 AU
PH7005 - Material Physics3 AU
PH7012 - Particle Physics4 AU

Prescribed Electives for Applied Physics (APHY)

Option with PI without FYP: Choose at least 8AU from the following SPMS PAP courses (excluding PH4420 Professional Internship).

Option with PI & FYP or PA & FYP: Choose at least 3AU from the following SPMS PAP courses (excluding PH4421 Final Year Project/PH4420 Professional Internship).

Semester 1
PH3403 – Astrophysics and Cosmology4 AU
PH3601 - Fabrication of Micro- and Nanoelectronic Devices4 AU
PH3602 - Photonics4 AU
PH4403 - Surfaces and Interfaces4 AU
PH4408 - Nuclear Physics3 AU
PH4411 - Introduction to Experimental Particle Physics3 AU
PH4414 - Introduction to Spintronics4 AU
PH4607/CM4017 - Biomedical Imaging and Sensing3 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
PH3201 - Statistical Mechanics4 AU
PH3401 - Atomic Physics4 AU
PH3407 - Introduction to Plasma Physics3 AU
PH3408 - Signal and Noise in Biology3 AU
PH3603 - Biophysics3 AU
PH4404 - Nanoscale Physics3 AU
PH4409 - Quantum Electronics4 AU
PH4418 - Physics in the Indsutry4 AU
PH4601 - Physics of Semiconductor and Spintronics Devices4 AU
PH4603 - Soft Condensed Matter Physics3 AU
PH4605 - Medical Physics for Radiotherapy4 AU
PH4608 - Plasmonics and Metamaterials3 AU
PH7013 - Advanced Numerical Methods for Physicists4 AU
PH7024 - Graduate Quantum Mechanics4 AU
PH7005 - Material Physics3 AU

Second Major Courses

Required Second Major Courses

PH1xxx - From Quantum Mysteries to Quantum Technologies 
2 AU
PH2301 - Physical Optics (for PPHY only)
3 AU
PH3xxx - Quantum Hardware 
3 AU
PH3404 - Physics of Classical and Quantum Information 3 AU
PH3406 - Open Quantum Systems  4 AU
MH2500 - Probability and Introduction to Statistics 4 AU
Total PPHY:
APHY:
19 AU
16 AU

Elective Second Major Courses

  • Physics: Choose 12 AU of courses from the following list; at least one course must be from the Quantum Science and Technology group.
  • Applied Physics: Choose 15 AU of courses from the following list; at least one course must be from the Quantum Science and Technology group.
Quantum Science and Technology
PH4xxx - Quantum Optics 4 AU
PH4xxx - Quantum Algorithms and Communication 4 AU
PH7024 - Graduate Quantum Mechanics*4 AU
PH4404 - Nanoscale Physics*3 AU
Machine Learning and AI
IE4483 - Artificial Intelligence and Data Mining3 AU
IE4497 - Pattern Recognition & Machine Learning 3 AU
Statistics for Quantum Information Science
MH3500 - Statistics4 AU
MH3512 - Stochastic Processes4 AU
* These courses can be double-counted to fulfil both the Major PE and 2nd Major BDE requirements.  

Broadening & Deepening Electives

Beyond the Second Major courses, 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