Bachelor of Science in Physics / Applied Physics

Single Degree

Explore the innermost workings of the natural world, or help turn the latest scientific knowledge into exciting technologies.

The BSc in Physics and BSc in Applied Physics programmes are run by the Division of Physics and Applied Physics at NTU's School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences.

The Physics programme covers a broad range of topics spanning most aspects of the natural world, from electromagnetism to quantum mechanics. The coursework consists of a balanced mix of theoretical, experimental, and computational components.

The Applied Physics programme builds up a solid foundation in physics, followed by advanced topics at the frontier of technology development, where the latest scientific discoveries are turned into new applications. Topics covered include spintronics, nanotechnology, laser physics, and advanced materials.

Graduate of both programmes have a wide range of career options utilising their uniquely flexible skill set, which includes quantitative, hands-on, computational, and problem-solving abilities.

Minimum Subject Requirements

QualificationMinimum Subject Requirements
Singapore-Cambridge GCE A-LevelH2 Level passes in both Physics and Mathematics.
Polytechnic DiplomaAny diploma, subject to passing an admission test administered by the School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences.
International Baccalaureate DiplomaPasses in Physics and Mathematics at Higher Level.
NUS High School DiplomaMajor 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 TypeAU
Core Courses61 AU

Prescribed Electives for Physics or Applied Physics

Students who have opted for Final Year Project (PH4421) are not required to take Professional Internship (PH4420) and must take:

  • Professional Attachment (PH4416) during Special Terms

Students who have opted for  Professional Internship (PH4420​) must take:

  • At least 8 AU from the Prescribed Electives courses, including 3 AU of PH4XXXX courses.
13 (8) AU

Interdisciplinary Collaborative Core: Common Core17 AU
Interdisciplinary Collaborative Core: Foundational Core10 (15) AU

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

30 AU
Total131 AU


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