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Curriculum for Students taking Second Major in Mathematical Sciences admitted in AY17/18

The curriculum on this page applies to students taking a BSc (Hons) in Physics with Second Major in Mathematical Sciences (PHMA), admitted in AY17/18. For PHMA students admitted in other years, click here.

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Curriculum Overview (PHMA students admitted in AY17/18)

Type AU Remarks
49 AU
15 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).
12 AU

 
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
152 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
MH1401 - Algorithms and Computing I
 
2 AU MH1402 - Algorithms and Computing II 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 PH4415 - Final Year Project
11 AU​
PH4414 – Introduction to Spintronics​
4 AU
 4 PH4417 - Professional Internship 11 AU PH4415 - Final Year Project  11 AU
 4

PH4417 - Professional Internship  11 AU
​​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

General Education Requirement Core Courses

Year Course Code & Title AU
 1 ML0001 - Absolute Basics for Career  1 AU
 1 HW0128 – Scientific Communication I 2 AU
 1 GC0001 - Introduction to Sustainability
 1 AU
 2 PS8001 - Defence Science 3 AU
 2 HY0001 - Ethics & Moral Reasoning  1 AU
 3 HW0228 - Scientific Communication II 2 AU
 3 ML0002 - Career Power Up  1 AU
 3 ET0001 - Enterprise & Innovative  1 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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