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BSc (Hons) in Physics / Applied Physics

The following curricula apply to students pursuing a BSc in Physics (PPHY) or Applied Physics (APHY).
Click here for information about how to register for courses.

BSc (Hons) in Physics with Second Major in Mathematics

The following curricula apply to students pursuing a BSc (Hons) in Physics with Second Major in Mathematical Sciences (PHMA). Click here for information about how to register for courses.


BSc (Hons) in Physics / Applied Physics

Curriculum Overview (students admitted in AY18/19 or later)

Course Type AU Remarks
Common Core 45 AU For both Physics (PPHY) and Applied Physics (APHY).
Other Common Core Courses 14 AU Courses offered outside the division; required for both PPHY and APHY.
4 AU (PPHY)
or
5 AU (APHY)
Prescribed Electives for PPHY
or
Prescribed Electives for APHY
25 AU (PPHY)
or
24 AU (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).
Subtotal
88 AU
General Education Requirement (GER) Core 17 AU Click here for the list of GER Core courses
GER Prescribed Electives 15 AU
Electives must 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)
Unrestricted Electives 15 AU Can take UEs offered by any School.
Total 135 AU

Common Core Courses

Year Semester 1 AU Semester 2 AU
1 PH1104 - Mechanics 3 AU PH1106 - Electricity and Magnetism 3 AU
PH1105 - Optics, Vibrations and Waves 3 AU PH1107 - Relativity and Quantum Physics 3 AU
PH1198 - Physics Lab Ia 2 AU PH1199 - Physics Lab Ib 2 AU
HW0001 - English Proficiency
(For students who have not passed or been exempted from the Qualifying English Test (QET). Such students may take HW0128 after HW0001.)
0 AU
2 PH2103 - Thermal Physics 4 AU PH2101 - Quantum Mechanics I 3 AU
PH2104 - Analytical Mechanics 4 AU PH2102 - Electromagnetism 4 AU
PH2198 - Physics Lab IIa 2 AU PH2199 - Physics Lab IIb 2 AU
3 PH3101 - Quantum Mechanics II 4 AU PH3199 - Physics Lab IIIa 2 AU
PH3102 - Condensed Matter Physics I 4 AU

PH3199 - Physics Lab IIIa
(for APHY students)

2 AU

Other Common Core Courses

Year Semester 1 ​AU Semester 2 AU
1
MH1802 - Calculus for the Sciences 4 AU MH1803 - Calculus for Physics 4 AU
MH2802 - Linear Algebra for Scientists​ ​3AU
2 MH2801 - Complex Methods for the Sciences 3 AU


Major Core Course for Physics (PPHY)

Year Semester 1 AU Semester 2 AU
3 PH3201 - Statistical Mechanics 4 AU

Prescribed Electives for Physics (PPHY)

Year Semester 1 AU Semester 2 AU
3 PH3403 - Cosmology 3 AU PH3401 - Atomic Physics 4 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 System 4 AU
4​ PH4402 - Condensed Matter Physics II 4 AU PH4401 - Quantum Mechanics III 4 AU
PH4403 - Surfaces and Interfaces 4 AU PH4404 - Nanoscale Physics 3 AU
PH4408 - Nuclear Physics 3 AU PH4409 - Quantum Electronics 4 AU
PH4411 - Introduction to Experimental Particle Physics 3 AU PH4410 - Econophysics 3 AU
PH4414 - Introduction to Spintronics 3 AU
PH4415 - Final Year Project 11 AU PH4415 - Final Year Project 11 AU
PH4417 - Professional Internship 11 AU PH4417 - Professional Internship 11 AU

PH4418 - Physics in the Indsutry ​​4 AU
​PH4419 - Computational Physics ​4 AU
PH4501 - Statistical Mechanics II 4 AU PH4502 - Atmospheric Physics 4 AU
PH4507 - Topics in Physics    3 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 PH4510 - Topics in Physics II 3 AU​
PAP710 - Concepts in Statistical Mechanics 4 AU PAP716 - Classical Electrodynamics 4 AU
PAP711 - Graduate Solid State Physics 4 AU PAP721 - Nonlinear Dynamics 4 AU
PAP715 - Material Physics 3 AU PAP722 - Particle Physics 4 AU
PAP731 - Optical Spectroscopic Techniques 4 AU PAP738 - Advanced Topics in Physics 4 AU
PAP739 - Advanced Topics in Applied Physics 4 AU

Major Core Courses for Applied Physics (APHY)

Year Semester 1 AU Semester 2 AU
2 PH2301 - Physical Optics 3 AU
PH3399 - Physics Lab IIIb 2 AU

Prescribed Electives for Applied Physics (APHY)

Year Semester 1 AU Semester 2 AU
2 PH2601- Introduction to Lasers 3 AU
3 PH3403 – Cosmology 3 AU PH3401 - Atomic Physics 4 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
PH3603 - Biophysics 3 AU
PH3602 - Photonics 4 AU
4 PH4402 - Condensed Matter Physics II 4 AU PH4401 - Quantum Mechanics III 4 AU
PH4403 - Surfaces and Interfaces 4 AU PH4404 - Nanoscale Physics 3 AU
PH4408 - Nuclear Physics 3 AU PH4409 - Quantum Electronics 4 AU
PH4411 - Introduction to Experimental Particle Physics 3 AU PH4410 - Econophysics 3 AU
PH4414 - Introduction to Spintronics 3 AU
PH4415 - Final Year Project 11 AU PH4415 - Final Year Project 11 AU
PH4417 -Professional Internship 11 AU PH4417 - Professional Internship 11 AU
​​PH4418 - Physics in the Indsutry ​4 AU
PH4419 - Computational Physics​ ​4 AU
PH4604 - Topics in Applied Physics 3 AU PH4601 - Physics of Semiconductor and Spintronics Devices 4 AU
PH4607/ CM4017 - Biomedical Imaging and Sensing 3 AU PH4603 - Soft Condensed Matter Physics 3 AU
PH4608 - Plasmonics and Metamaterials 3 AU PH4604 - Topics in Applied Physics 3 AU
PH4605 - Medical Physics for Radiotherapy 4 AU
PH4606 - Fundamentals and Applications of Acoustics 3 AU
​PH4609 - Topics in Applied Physics II 3 AU​ ​​PH4609 - Topics in Applied Physics II 3 AU
PAP710 - Concepts in Statistical Mechanics 4 AU PAP716 - Classical Electrodynamics 4 AU
PAP711 - Graduate Solid State Physics 4 AU PAP721 - Nonlinear Dynamics 4 AU
PAP715 - Material Physics 3 AU PAP722 - Particle Physics 4 AU
PAP731 - Optical Spectroscopic Techniques 4 AU PAP738 - Advanced Topics in Physics 4 AU
PAP739 - Advanced Topics in Applied Physics 4 AU

Unrestricted Electives

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

Semester 1 AU Semester 2 AU
PH2901 - Electronics for the Experimentalist 3 AU PH3901 - Thin Film Technology 3 AU
PH2999 - Undergraduate Research Experience in Physics I 3 AU PH2999 - Undergraduate Research Experience in Physics I 3 AU
PH3999 - Undergraduate Research Experience in Physics II 3 AU PH3999 - Undergraduate Research Experience in Physics II 3 AU
Special Terms 1 & 2 AU
PH2999 - Undergraduate Research Experience in Physics I 3 AU
PH3999 - Undergraduate Research Experience in Physics II 3 AU

BSc (Hons) in Physics with Second Major in Mathematics

Curriculum Overview (students admitted in AY18/19 or later)

Type AU Remarks
49 AU
11 AU

 
25 AU
  • At least 10 AU must be of Level 4 (Excluding Final Year Project and Professional Internship).
  • Students must read either Final Year Project or Professional Internship.
  • A grade of A- or better in Final Year Project is required to be eligible for Honours (Highest Distinction).
17 AU
Click here for the list of GER Core courses
9 AU
These courses must be taken from the following categories:
  • Business and Management (3 AU)
  • Liberal Arts (3 AU)
  • Any of the above (3 AU)
(Second Major)
42 AU
Students must choose one of the following Mathematics Tracks in Year 2 Semester 1:
  • Pure Mathematics (PMAS)
  • Applied Mathematics (AMAS)
  • Statistics (STAT)
Total
153 AU

PHYSICS CORE COURSES

Year Semester 1 AU Semester 2 AU
1
PH1104 - Mechanics 3 AU PH1106 - Electricity and Magnetism 3 AU
1
PH1105 - Optics, Vibrations and Waves 3 AU PH1107 - Relativity and Quantum Physics 3 AU
1
PH1198 - Physics Lab Ia 2 AU PH1199 - Physics Lab Ib 2 AU
1
HW0001 - English Proficiency
(for students who have not passed or been exempted from the Qualifying English Test (QET). Such students may take HW0128 after HW0001.)
 

 
 0 AU
2
PH2103 - Thermal Physics 4 AU PH2101 - Quantum Mechanics I 3 AU
2
PH2104 - Analytical Mechanics 4 AU PH2102 - Electromagnetism 4 AU
2
PH2198 - Physics Lab IIa 2 AU PH2199 - Physics Lab IIb 2 AU
2
PH3101 - Quantum Mechanics II 4 AU PH3199 - Physics Lab IIIa 2 AU
3
4 AU PH3201 - Statistical Mechanics 4 AU
 

 OTHER CORE COURSES

Semester 1 AU Semester 2 AU
MH1802 - Calculus for the Sciences 4 AU MH1803 - Calculus for Physics 4 AU
MH2801 - Complex Methods for the Sciences 3 AU

PHYSICS PRESCRIBED ELECTIVES

Year Semester 1 AU Semester 2 AU
 3 PH3403 – Cosmology 3 AU PH3401 - Atomic Physics 4 AU
 3 PH3404 - Physics of Classical and Quantum Information 3 AU    
 3 PH3405 - Superconductivity, Superfluidity and Bose-Einstein Condensates 3 AU    
 3 PH3501 - Fluid Mechanics 4 AU PH3502 - Chaotic Dynamical System 4 AU
 4 PH4402 - Condensed Matter Physics II 4 AU PH4401 - Quantum Mechanics III 4 AU
 4 PH4403 - Surfaces and Interfaces 4 AU PH4404 - Nanoscale Physics 3 AU
 4 PH4408 - Nuclear Physics 3 AU PH4409 - Quantum Electronics 4 AU
 4 PH4411 - Introduction to Experimental Particle Physics
3 AU
PH4410 - Econophysics 3 AU
 4 PH4414 – Introduction to Spintronics 3 AU PH4502 - Atmospheric Physics 4 AU
 4 PH4415 - Final Year Project 11 AU PH4415 - Final Year Project 11 AU
 4 PH4417 - Professional Internship 11 AU PH4417 - Professional Internship 11 AU
4​ ​​​PH4418 - Physics in the Indsutry ​4 AU
​​PH4419 - Computational Physics​ ​4 AU
 4 PH4501 - Statistical Mechanics II 4 AU PH4502 - Atmospheric Physics 4 AU
 4 PH4507 - Topics in Physics  3 AU PH4506 - Electrodynamics 4 AU
 4     PH4507 - Topics in Physics 3 AU
 4     PH4508 - Introduction to General Relativity 3 AU
 4     PH4509 - Quantum Field Theory with applications in Condensed Matter Physics 4 AU
​4​ ​PH4510 - Topics in Physics II ​3 AU ​PH4510 - Topics in Physics II ​3 AU
 4 PAP710 - Concepts in Statistical Mechanics 4 AU PAP716 - Classical Electrodynamics 4 AU
 4 PAP711 - Graduate Solid State Physics 4 AU PAP721 - Nonlinear Dynamics 4 AU
 4 PAP715 - Material Physics 3 AU PAP722 - Particle Physics 4 AU
 4 PAP731 - Optical Spectroscopic Techniques 4 AU PAP738 - Advanced Topics in Physics 4 AU


UNRESTRICTED ELECTIVES (SECOND MAJOR)

Year Semester 1 AU Semester 2 AU
1 MH1200 - Linear Algebra I 4 AU MH1201 - Linear Algebra II 4 AU
1 MH1300 - Foundations of Mathematics 4 AU
2 MH2200 - Groups and Symmetries 3 AU MH3100 - Real Analysis I 4 AU
2 MH2500 - Probability and Introduction to Statistics 4 AU MH3200 - Abstract Algebra I (for PMAS) 3 AU
2 MH3700 - Numerical Analysis I (for AMAS) 3 AU
2 MH3500 – Statistics (For STAT) 4 AU
3 MH3600 - Knots and Surfaces: Introduction to Topology (for PMAS) 4 AU MH3701 - Basic Optimization (for AMAS) 4 AU
3 MH3510 - Regression Analysis (for STAT) 4 AU
3/4
For PMAS, choose 12 AU from the following:
3/4
For AMAS, choose 12 AU from the following:
3/4
For STAT, choose 11 AU from the following:
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