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Minor in Physics and Applied Physics

NTU students who are not majoring in Physics or Applied Physics are eligible to minor in Physics or in Applied Physics. The minor programme introduces students to the fundamental principles of quantum mechanics, and a selection of topics such as condensed-matter physics, fluid mechanics, optics, etc. The minor requires a minimum of 15 AUs of Physics and Applied Physics courses, selected from the following tables.

Please note the courses used to satisfy minor requirements must be taken on a letter grade basis (i.e., the Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory option cannot be exercised). Students planning to minor in Physics or Applied Physics should file a minor application form before embarking on the programme of study. Click here for NTU's Minor Programme Registration page.

Compulsory Core Course (3 AU)

Semester 1 AU Semester 2 AU
    PH2101 - Quantum Mechanics I 
May be replaced by CY1303 if that course is read as an Unrestricted Elective. Not available to students who have already taken CY1303.
 3 AU

Choice of two key courses (total of 6 or 7 AU)

Semester 1 AU Semester 2 AU
PH1104 - Mechanics
May be replaced by CY1305 if CY1305 is read as an Unrestricted Elective. Not available to students who have taken PH1011, PH1012, PH1101, PH1801, or CY1308.
3 AU PH1107- Relativity and Quantum Physics 
May be replaced by CY1307 if CY1307 is read as an Unrestricted Elective. Not available to students who have already taken CY1307.
 3 AU
PH1105 - Optics, Vibrations and Waves 
Not available to students who have taken PH1103 or EE1002.)
3 AU PH2102 - Electromagnetism  4 AU
PH2104 - Analytical Mechanics 
Not available to students who have taken MA1001.
4 AU    

Electives (total of 6 or 5 AU)

For Minor in Physics
PH2103 - Thermal Physics  4 AU PH3201 - Statistical Mechanics  4 AU
PH3101 - Quantum Mechanics II  4 AU PH3401 - Atomic Physics  4 AU
PH3102 - Condensed Matter Physics I  4 AU PH3502 - Chaotic Dynamical Systems  4 AU
Semester 1 AU Semester 2 AU
PH3501 - Fluid Mechanics  4 AU    
For Minor in Applied Physics
PH3102 – Condensed Matter Physics I  4 AU PH2301 – Physical Optics  3 AU
PH3601 - Fabrication of Micro- and Nanoelectronics Devices  4 AU PH2601 - Introduction to Lasers  3 AU
PH3602 - Photonics  4 AU PH3603 - Biophysics  3 AU