PH1104 Mechanics
3 AU  Semester 1 
Basic concepts and problem solving skills in mechanics.
Prerequisite: Physics and Maths at A or H2 level, or equivalents.
Not available to students who have taken or are taking PH1011, PH1012, PH1801, or CY1308.

PH1105 Optics, Vibrations and Waves
3 AU  Semester 1 
Basic concepts and problem solving skills in optics and wave phenomena.
Prerequisite: Physics and Maths at A or H2 level, or equivalents.
Not available to students who have taken/are taking EE1002.

PH1106 Electricity and Magnetism
3 AU  Semester 2 
Key ideas of fields and oscillations, in the context of electrostatics, magnetism, simple harmonic motion and electric circuits.
Prerequisite: Physics and Maths at A or H2 level, or equivalents.
Not available to students who have taken/are taking PH1011, PH1012, PH1802, EE1002, PHYS1B, CY1302, or CY1306.

PH1107 Relativity and Quantum Physics
3 AU  Semester 2 
Basic concepts and problem solving skills for analysing objects moving close to the speed of light and particles exhibiting quantum behaviour.
Prerequisite: Physics and Maths at A or H2 level, or equivalents.
Not available to students who have taken/are taking CY1307.

PH1198 Physics Laboratory Ia
2 AU  Semester 1 
Basic laboratory course in experimental physics, with experiments in mechanics, basic optics and thermal physics. The laboratory sessions provide an active learning experience for appreciting key physics concepts. Students also learn about data acquisition, error analysis, error distribution, and data analysis.
Prerequisite: Physics at A or H2 level or equivalent.

PH1199 Physics Laboratory Ib
2 AU  Semester 2 
Basic laboratory course in experimental physics, with experiments in electricity and magnetism, circuits, optics and wave phenomena. The laboratory sessions provide an active learning experience for appreciting key physics concepts. Students also learn about data acquisition, error analysis, error distribution, and data analysis.
Prerequisite: Physics at A or H2 level or equivalent.

PH2101 Quantum Mechanics I
3 AU  Semester 2 
Introduction to quantum mechanics. The formalism of quantum mechanics is developed in terms of matrices and wave functions, along with details about foundational quantum experiments and reallife applications.
Prerequisites: (MH1801 and PH1107) OR (MH1801 and CY1307) OR (MH1802 and MH1803 and PH1107) OR (CY1307 and CY1601 and CY1602) OR (MH1101 and MH1200 and PH1107).
Not available to students who have taken/are taking CY1303.

PH2102 Electromagnetism
4 AU  Semester 2 
Fundamental principles of electromagnetism. Students also learn analytical, computational and mathematical skills involved in solving partial differential equations, and how to interpret the physical concepts behind the equations and their solutions.
Prerequisites: (MH1801 and MH2800 and PH1106) OR (MH1802 and MH1803 and MH2802 and PH1106) OR (CY1601 and CY1602 and CY1308) OR (MH1101 and MH1200 and PH1106).

PH2103 Thermal Physics
4 AU  Semester 1 
Basic concepts in thermal physics, including the nature of temperature and heat.
Prerequisites: (MH2800 and PH1104) OR (MH1803 and MH2802 and PH1104) OR (CY1601 and CY1602 and CY1308) OR (MH1101and MH1200).

PH2104 Analytical Mechanics
4 AU  Semester 1 
Basic concepts and problem solving skills for analytical mechanics. The physical intuition and analytical skills covered in this course are essential for advanced topics such as quantum mechanics and photonics.
Prerequisites: (MH2800 and PH1104) OR (MH1803 and MH2802 and PH1104) OR (CY1601 and CY1602 and CY1308)
Not available to students who have taken/are taking MA1001.

PH2198 Physics Laboratory IIa
2 AU  Semester 1 
Intermediate laboratory course in experimental physics, with experiments involving electronic signal processing, interferometry, spectroscopy, and more.
Prerequisite: PH1198 or CY1400.

PH2199 Physics Laboratory IIb
2 AU  Semester 2 
Intermediate laboratory course in experimental physics, with experiments involving computeraided data acquisition, spectroscopy, thermal physics, and more.
Prerequisite: PH1199 or CY1400.

PH2301 Physical Optics
3 AU  Semester 2 
Concepts in physical optics and electromagnetic wave phenomena, including the phenomena of polarisation, interference and diffraction.
Prerequisite: PH1105

PH2601 Introduction to Lasers
3 AU  Semester 2 
Introduction to lasers and their working principles, including stimulated emission of radiation, atomic transitions, rate equations, coherent optical oscillations, laser resonators, and design principles for laser devices.
Prerequisite: PH1105.

PH3101 Quantum Mechanics II
4 AU  Semester 1 
Intermediate course in quantum mechanics, featuring the logical and systematic development of quantum mechanical formalism. Topics include quantum kinematics, finite and infinitedimensional systems, quantum measurements, symmetries in quantum mechanics, angular momentum, hydrogenic atoms, and perturbation theory.
Prerequisites: PH2101 and MH2801.

PH3102 Condensed Matter Physics I
4 AU  Semester 1 
The structure of solids, and the quantum mechanical motion of atoms and electrons in periodic solids. Topics include crystal symmetry, sound propagation in solids, electronic properties, and the distinctions between metals, semiconductors and insulators.
Prerequisites: PH1105, PH2101, and PH2103.

PH3199 Physics Laboratory IIIa
2 AU  Semester 1 & 2 
Advanced training in experimental physics, covering a wide variety of topics including quantum physics, electrodynamics, atomic physics and spectroscopy, solid state physics, fluid mechanics, semiconductor physics, photonics, biophysics and thin film growth.
Prerequisites: PH2198 and PH2199.

PH3201 Statistical Mechanics
4 AU  Semester 2 
Postulates and key ideas in statistical mechanics, with applications to classical and quantum gases. Topics include the postulates of statistical mechanics, temperature and entropy, density of states and heat capacity in black body radiation, ideal classical gases, free electron gases, phonons, and phase transitions.
Prerequisite: PH3101.

PH3399 Physics Laboratory IIIb
2 AU  Semester 1 & 2 
Advanced training in experimental physics covering a wide variety of topics including quantum physics, electrodynamics, atomic physics and spectroscopy, solid state physics, fluid mechanics, semiconductor physics, photonics, biophysics and thin film growth.
Prerequisite: PH2198 and PH2199.

PH3401 Atomic Physics
4 AU  Semester 2 
Introduction to atomic physics and the quantum mechanical properties of atoms. The fundamental concepts taught here are applicable to condensed matter physics, nuclear physics, and molecular physics.
Prerequisite: PH3101.

PH3403 Cosmology
3 AU  Semester 1 
Introduction to cosmology, covering topics such as inflation theory, structure formation, the cosmic microwave background, gravitational waves, the geometry of the universe, and open problems in cosmology such as dark matter, dark energy and primordial gravitational waves.
Prerequisites: PH1107, PH2101, and PH2103.

PH3404 Physics of Classical and Quantum Information
3 AU  Semester 1 
Interdisciplinary course covering a rapidly growing crossdisciplinary research frontier between physics, information science and computation. Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of classical and quantum information science, including topics in information physics, quantum information, and quantum computation.
Prerequisites: (PH2101 and MH1402) OR (PH2101 and MH2802) OR (CZ1016 and MH2802) OR (CY1602 and CY1307)

PH3501 Fluid Mechanics
4 AU  Semester 1 
The physics of fluid motion. Topics include equations of flow, compressible and incompressible fluids, and dynamical phenomena in fluids.
Prerequisite: PH2104.

PH3502 Chaotic Dynamical Systems
4 AU  Currently not offered 
Basic concepts of determinism and randomness in the physical world. Topics include dynamical system theory, and the computational and analytical methods for studying chaotic and nonlinear systems.
Prerequisite: PH2104.

PH3601 Fabrication of Micro and Nanoelectronic Devices
4 AU  Semester 1 
Principles and techniques for fabricating micro and nanoelectronic devices. Topics include semiconductorbased device fabrication and magnetic, organic and bioMEMS devices.
Prerequisite: PH2102

PH3602 Photonics
4 AU  Semester 1 
Fundamental concepts and principles of photonics. Topics include optoelectronic systems, discrete devices, and optical communications.
Prerequisites: PH2101 and PH2301.

PH3603 Biophysics
3 AU  Semester 2 
Introduction to how physics approaches living matter. Topics include molecular biophysics, structural biology, and common biophysical methods used to investigate the structure and dynamics of biomolecules.
Prerequisite: PH2103.
