PHY (Matric Yr 2019-2020)

BSc in Physics / BSc in Applied Physics

Curriculum (Matriculation Year 2019 to 2020)


Overview

Course TypeAU
Common Core
Required for both Physics (PPHY) and Applied Physics (APHY). Consists of 45 AU of physics courses and 18 AU of mathematics courses.
59 AU
Major Core for PPHY or Major Core for APHY4 AU (PPHY)
5 AU (APHY)
Prescribed Electives for PPHY or Prescribed Electives for APHY
  • At least 10 AU must be of Level 4, excluding PH4415 (Final Year Project) and PH4417 (Professional Internship).
  • Students must read either PH4415 or PH4417.
  • A grade of A- or better in PH4415 (Final Year Project) is required to be eligible for Honours (Highest Distinction).
24 AU (PPHY)
23 AU (APHY)
General Education Requirement (GER) Core18 AU
GER Prescribed Electives
To be taken from the following categories:
  • Science, Technology and Society (3 AU)
  • Business and Management (3 AU)
  • Liberal Arts (3 AU)
  • Any of the above (6 AU)
15 AU
Unrestricted Electives15 AU
Total135 AU

Common 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
HW0001 - Introduction to Academic Communication
(For students who have not passed or been exempted from the Qualifying English Test. Such students may take HW0128 after HW0001.)
0 AUSem 1
PH1106 - Electricity and Magnetism3 AUSem 2
PH1107 - Relativity and Quantum Physics3 AUSem 2
PH1199 - Physics Lab Ib2 AUSem 2
MH1803 - Calculus for Physics4 AUSem 2
MH2802 - Linear Algebra for Scientists3 AUSem 2
Year 2
PH2103 - Thermal Physics4 AUSem 1
PH2104 - Analytical Mechanics4 AUSem 1
PH2198 - Physics Lab IIa2 AUSem 1
MH2801 - Complex Methods for the Sciences3 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 IIIa
(for APHY students)
2 AUSem 1
PH3199 - Physics Lab IIIa2 AUSem 2

Major Core Course for Physics (PPHY)

Year 3
PH3201 - Statistical Mechanics4 AU

Prescribed Electives for Physics

Semester 1
PH3403 - Cosmology3 AU
PH3404 - Physics of Classical and Quantum Information3 AU
PH3501 - Fluid Mechanics4 AU
PH3502 - Chaotic Dynamical Systems4 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
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 Industry4 AU
PH4419 - Computational 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
PAP739 - Advanced Topics in Applied Physics4 AU
Semester 1 & 2
PH4420 - Professional Internship10 AU
PH4421 - Final Year Project10 AU

Major Core Courses for Applied Physics (APHY)

Year 2
PH2301 - Physical Optics3 AUSem 2
Year 3
PH3399 - Physics Lab IIIb2 AUSem 2
PH3399 - Physics Lab IIIb2 AUSem 2

Prescribed Electives for Applied Physics (APHY)

Semester 1
PH3403 – Cosmology3 AU
PH3404 - Physics of Classical and Quantum Information3 AU
PH3405 - Superconductivity, Superfluidity and Bose-Einstein Condensates3 AU
PH3601 - Fabrication of Micro- and Nanoelectronic Devices4 AU
PH3602 - Photonics4 AU
PH4402 - Condensed Matter Physics II4 AU
PH4403 - Surfaces and Interfaces4 AU
PH4408 - Nuclear Physics3 AU
PH4411 - Introduction to Experimental Particle Physics3 AU
PH4414 - Introduction to Spintronics4 AU
PH4604 - Topics in Applied Physics3 AU
PH4607/CM4017 - Biomedical Imaging and Sensing3 AU
PH4609 - Topics in Applied 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
PH2601- Introduction to Lasers3 AU
PH3401 - Atomic Physics4 AU
PH3603 - Biophysics3 AU
PH4401 - Quantum Mechanics III4 AU
PH4404 - Nanoscale Physics3 AU
PH4409 - Quantum Electronics4 AU
PH4410 - Econophysics3 AU
PH4418 - Physics in the Indsutry4 AU
PH4419 - Computational Physics4 AU
PH4601 - Physics of Semiconductor and Spintronics Devices4 AU
PH4603 - Soft Condensed Matter Physics3 AU
PH4604 - Topics in Applied Physics3 AU
PH4605 - Medical Physics for Radiotherapy4 AU
PH4608 - Plasmonics and Metamaterials3 AU
PAP716 - Classical Electrodynamics4 AU
PAP721 - Nonlinear Dynamics4 AU
PAP722 - Particle Physics4 AU
PAP738 - Advanced Topics in Physics4 AU
PAP739 - Advanced Topics in Applied Physics4 AU
Semester 1 & 2
PH4420 - Professional Internship10 AU
PH4421 - Final Year Project10 AU
PH4609 - Topics in Applied Physics II3 AU

Unrestricted Electives

Students may read any Unrestricted Elective (UE) offered by any School in NTU. Physics-specific UEs are listed below:

Semester 1
PH2901 - Electronics for the Experimentalist3 AU
Semester 1 & 2
PH2999 - Undergraduate Research Experience in Physics I3 AU
PH3999 - Undergraduate Research Experience in Physics II3 AU