Bachelor of Science in Physics / Applied Physics

Single Degree

Programme Type

Full-time

Undergraduate Admissions

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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

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

Interdisciplinary Collaborative Core: Common Core 17 AU
Interdisciplinary Collaborative Core: Foundational Core 10 (15) AU

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

30 AU
Total 131 AU

Notes:

Curriculum (Matriculation Year 2021)


Core Courses

Year 1
PH1104 - Mechanics 3 AU Sem 1
PH1105 - Optics, Vibrations and Waves 3 AU Sem 1
PH1198 - Physics Lab Ia 2 AU Sem 1
MH1802 - Calculus for the Sciences 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
PH1199 - Physics Lab Ib 2 AU Sem 2
MH1803 - Calculus for Physics 4 AU Sem 2
Year 2
PH1107 - Relativity and Quantum Physics 3 AU Sem 1
PH2103 - Thermal Physics 4 AU Sem 1
PH2198 - Physics Lab IIa 2 AU Sem 1
MH2802 - Linear Algebra for Scientists 3 AU Sem 1
PS0001 - Introduction to Computational Thinking 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 3 AU Sem 2
PS0002 - Introduction to Data Science and Artificial Intelligence 3 AU Sem 2
Year 3
PH2102 - Electromagnetism
4 AU
Sem 1
PH2104 - Analytical Mechanics 4 AU Sem 1
PH3101 - Quantum Mechanics II 4 AU Sem 1
PH3103 - Technological Applications of Quantum Mechanics 3 AU Sem 1
PH3199 - Physics Lab IIIa 2 AU Sem 2

Prescribed Electives for Physics

Semester 1
PH3403 - Cosmology 3 AU
PH3404 - Physics of Classical and Quantum Information 3 AU
PH3501 - Fluid Mechanics 4 AU
PH3502 - Chaotic Dynamical Systems 4 AU
PH4402 - Condensed Matter Physics II 4 AU
PH4403 - Surfaces and Interfaces 4 AU
PH4408 - Nuclear Physics 3 AU
PH4411 - Introduction to Experimental Particle Physics 3 AU
PH4501 - Statistical Mechanics II 4 AU
PH4507 - Topics in Physics 3 AU
PH4510 - Topics in Physics II 3 AU
PAP710 - Concepts in Statistical Mechanics 4 AU
PAP711 - Graduate Solid State Physics 4 AU
PAP715 - Material Physics 3 AU
PAP731 - Optical Spectroscopic Techniques 4 AU
Semester 2
PH3401 - Atomic Physics 4 AU
PH4401 - Quantum Mechanics III 4 AU
PH4404 - Nanoscale Physics 3 AU
PH4409 - Quantum Electronics 4 AU
PH4410 - Econophysics 3 AU
PH4414 - Introduction to Spintronics 4 AU
PH4418 - Physics in the Industry 4 AU
PH4419 - Computational 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
PAP716 - Classical Electrodynamics 4 AU
PAP721 - Nonlinear Dynamics 4 AU
PAP722 - Particle Physics 4 AU
PAP738 - Advanced Topics in Physics 4 AU
PAP739 - Advanced Topics in Applied Physics 4 AU
Semester 1 & 2

PH4421 - Final Year Project

10 AU

Prescribed Electives for Applied Physics (APHY)

Semester 1
PH3403 – Cosmology 3 AU
PH3404 - Physics of Classical and Quantum Information 3 AU
PH3405 - Superconductivity, Superfluidity and Bose-Einstein Condensates 3 AU
PH3601 - Fabrication of Micro- and Nanoelectronic Devices 4 AU
PH3602 - Photonics 4 AU
PH4402 - Condensed Matter Physics II 4 AU
PH4403 - Surfaces and Interfaces 4 AU
PH4408 - Nuclear Physics 3 AU
PH4411 - Introduction to Experimental Particle Physics 3 AU
PH4414 - Introduction to Spintronics 4 AU
PH4604 - Topics in Applied Physics 3 AU
PH4607/CM4017 - Biomedical Imaging and Sensing 3 AU
PH4609 - Topics in Applied Physics II 3 AU
PAP710 - Concepts in Statistical Mechanics 4 AU
PAP711 - Graduate Solid State Physics 4 AU
PAP715 - Material Physics 3 AU
PAP731 - Optical Spectroscopic Techniques 4 AU
Semester 2
PH2601- Introduction to Lasers 3 AU
PH3401 - Atomic Physics 4 AU
PH3603 - Biophysics 3 AU
PH4401 - Quantum Mechanics III 4 AU
PH4404 - Nanoscale Physics 3 AU
PH4409 - Quantum Electronics 4 AU
PH4410 - Econophysics 3 AU
PH4418 - Physics in the Indsutry 4 AU
PH4419 - Computational Physics 4 AU
PH4601 - Physics of Semiconductor and Spintronics Devices 4 AU
PH4603 - Soft Condensed Matter Physics 3 AU
PH4604 - Topics in Applied Physics 3 AU
PH4605 - Medical Physics for Radiotherapy 4 AU
PH4608 - Plasmonics and Metamaterials 3 AU
PAP716 - Classical Electrodynamics 4 AU
PAP721 - Nonlinear Dynamics 4 AU
PAP722 - Particle Physics 4 AU
PAP738 - Advanced Topics in Physics 4 AU
PAP739 - Advanced Topics in Applied Physics 4 AU
Semester 1 & 2
PH4421 - Final Year Project 10 AU
PH4609 - Topics in Applied Physics II 3 AU

Broadening & Deepening Electives

Students may read any Broadening & Deepening Electives (BDEs) offered by any School in NTU. Physics-specific BDEs is listed below:

Semester 1
PH2901 - Electronics for the Experimentalist 3 AU

 

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