Bachelor of Science in Physics and Mathematical Sciences

Double major

Programme Type

Full-time

Undergraduate Admissions

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A Double Major programme providing a rigorous education in the allied fields of physics and mathematics.

This Double Major programme is run jointly by the Division of Mathematical Sciences and the Division of Physics and Applied Physics at NTU's School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences. Apart from providing in-depth training in physics and mathematics, the programme offers special opportunities to explore the areas in which these two disciplines intersect in profound ways, such as differential geometry and general relativity, topology and condensed matter physics, and quantum field theory.

Graduates of the programme are exceptionally well-placed to perform quantitative investigations of the natural world, as well as any other jobs requiring strong analytical, computational, and problem-solving abilities.

Minimum Subject Requirements

Qualification Minimum Subject Requirements
Singapore-Cambridge GCE A-Level H2 Level passes in both Physics and Mathematics.
Polytechnic Diploma Relevant diploma. Click here for more information.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Passes in Physics and Mathematics at Higher Level.
NUS High School Diploma Major CAP of 2.0 in both Physics and Mathematics.
Others (including international applicants) A good grade in Physics and Mathematics at the senior high school level, equivalent to the Singapore-Cambridge GCE A-Level or International Baccalaureate.

This is a full-time four-year Bachelor of Science programme.

Programme Overview

Course Type AU
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 Electives 3 (11) AU
Mathematics Prescribed Electives 10 (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 Core 17 AU
Interdisciplinary Collaborative Core: Foundational Core 10 AU

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

8 AU
Total 144 AU

Notes:

The following curriculum applies to students matriculating in 2021.
Click here for curriculum details for previous matriculation years.


Core Courses

Year 1
PH1104 - Mechanics 3 AU Sem 1
PH1198 - Physics Lab Ia 2 AU Sem 1
MH1100 - Calculus I (Common Core) 4 AU Sem 1
MH1200 - Linear Algebra I (Common Core) 4 AU Sem 1
MH1300 - Foundations of Mathematics 4 AU Sem 1
HW0001 - Introduction to Academic Communication
(For students who have not passed or been exempted from the Qualifying English Test)
0 AU Sem 1
PH1106 - Electricity and Magnetism 3 AU Sem 2
MH1101 - Calculus II 4 AU Sem 2
MH1201 - Linear Algebra II 4 AU Sem 2
Year 2
PH1105 - Optics, Vibrations and Waves 3 AU Sem 1
PH1107 - Relativity and Quantum Physics 3 AU Sem 1
PH2198 - Physics Lab IIa 2 AU Sem 1
MH2100 - Calculus III  4 AU Sem 1
PS0001 - Introduction to Computational Thinking (Common Core) 3 AU Sem 1
PH2101 - Quantum Mechanics I 3 AU Sem 2
PH2199 - Physics Lab IIb 2 AU Sem 2
MH2801 - Complex Methods for the Sciences (Common Core) 3 AU Sem 2
MH3100 - Real Analysis I 4 AU Sem 2
PS0002 - Introduction to Data Science and Artificial Intelligence 3 AU Sem 2
Year 3
PH2102 - Electromagnetism 4 AU Sem 1
PH2103 - Thermal Physics 4 AU Sem 1
PH3101 - Quantum Mechanics II 4 AU Sem 1
PH3103 - Technological Applications of Quantum Mechanics 3 AU Sem 1
MH2200 - Groups and Symmetries 3 AU Sem 1
MH2500 - Probability and Introduction to Statistics 4 AU Sem 1
MH1403 - Algorithms and Computing 3 AU Sem 2
MH3110 - Ordinary Differential Equations 4 AU Sem 2
Year 4
PH4511 - Seminar in Mathematical Physics (Common Core) 2 AU Sem 2

 

Physics Prescribed Electives

PH2104 - Analytical Mechanics 4 AU
PH3201 - Statistical Mechanics 4 AU
PH3401 - Atomic Physics 4 AU
PH3403 - Cosmology 3 AU
PH3404 - Physics of Classical and Quantum Information 3 AU
PH3405 - Superconductivity, Superfluidity and Bose-Einstein Condensates 3 AU
PH3501 - Fluid Mechanics 4 AU
PH3502 - Chaotic Dynamical Systems 4 AU
PH4401 - Quantum Mechanics III 4 AU
PH4402 - Condensed Matter Physics II 4 AU
PH4403 - Surfaces and Interfaces 4 AU
PH4404 - Nanoscale Physics 3 AU
PH4408 - Nuclear Physics 3 AU
PH4409 - Quantum Electronics 4 AU
PH4410 - Econophysics 3 AU
PH4411 - Introduction to Experimental Particle Physics 3 AU
PH4414 - Introduction to Spintronics 3 AU
PH4418 - Physics in the Industry 4 AU
PH4419 - Computational Physics 4 AU
PH4501 - Statistical Mechanics II 4 AU
PH4502 - Atmospheric Physics 4 AU
PH4506 - Electrodynamics 4 AU
PH4507 - Topics in Physics 3 AU
PH4508 - Introduction to General Relativity 3 AU
PH4509 - Quantum Field Theory with applications in Condensed Matter Physics 4 AU
PH4510 - Topics in Physics II 3 AU
PH4421 - Final Year Project 10 AU

 

Mathematics Prescribed Electives

MH1301 - Discrete Mathematics 4 AU
MH3101 - Complex Analysis 4 AU
MH3200 - Abstract Algebra I 3 AU
MH3210 - Number Theory 4 AU
MH3300 - Graph Theory 4 AU
MH3400 - Algorithms for the Real World 4 AU
MH3510 - Regression Analysis 4 AU
MH3511 - Data Analysis with Computer 3 AU
MH3512 - Stochastic Processes 4 AU
MH3700 - Numerical Analysis I 3 AU
MH3701 - Basic Optimization 4 AU
MH4100 - Real Analysis II 4 AU
MH4110 - Partial Differential Equations 4 AU
MH4200 - Abstract Algebra II 4 AU
MH4300 - Combinatorics 4 AU
MH4301 - Set Theory and Logic 4 AU
MH4302 - Theory of Computing 4 AU
MH4310 - Coding Theory 4 AU
MH4311 - Cryptography 4 AU
MH4320 - Computational Economics 4 AU
MH4500 - Time Series Analysis 4 AU
MH4501 - Multivariate Analysis 4 AU
MH4510 - Statistical Learning and Data Mining 4 AU
MH4511 - Sampling & Survey 4 AU
MH4512 - Clinical Trials 4 AU
MH4513 - Survival Analysis 4 AU
MH4514 - Financial Mathematics 4 AU
MH4515 - Applied Bayesian Statistics 4 AU
MH4516 - Applied Categorical Data Analysis 4 AU
MH4517 - Data Applications in Natural Sciences 4 AU
MH4518 - Simulation Techniques in Finance 4 AU
MH4600 - Algebraic Topology 4 AU
MH4601 - Differential Geometry 4 AU
MH4700 - Numerical Analysis II 4 AU
MH4701 - Mathematical Programming 4 AU
MH4702 - Probabilistic Methods in OR 4 AU
MH4900 - Final Year Project 8 AU

 

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