Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman UTAR

Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman UTAR

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Bachelor of Science Honours Physics Fees Structure, Admission, Intake, Deadline

  Study Mode FULL TIME
  Duration 3 Years
  Intake January, May, October


Overview of Bachelor of Science Honours Physics in Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman UTAR Malaysia

Physics is a fundamental science that provides a basis for our understanding of the physical world. Whether it is an electron, X-rays or a star, there is an area of study in physics that explains it. Hence, the applications of physics are wide-ranging from electronics, medical science, to space research. 

This programme is designed to equip students with theoretical and practical knowledge in both the fundamentals of physics as well as in its applications in modern technologies.

Students will learn to appreciate and understand physics through a hands-on approach in a laboratory setting with state-of-the-art equipment. Besides academic development, this programme also aims to equip students with the proper communication and entrepreneurial skills. 

Physics is a subject that develops analytical and problem-solving skills, and the ability to handle large amounts of complex information, all of which are essential for career advancement.



  • Lecturer 
  • Reseacher Scientist 
  • Microelectronic Designer 
  • Optical Instrument Designer 
  • Consumer Goods Producer 
  • Fiber Optic & Telecommunication Personnel


Year 1

  • Digital Electronics 
  • Electricity and Magnetism 
  • Electromagnetism 
  • Electronic Circuits 
  • Fundamentals of Programming 
  • Mathematics Techniques for Physics I 
  • Mathematics Techniques for Physics II 
  • Mathematics for Physics I 
  • Mechanics and Special Relativity 
  • Oscillations and Waves 
  • Physics Laboratory I 
  • Physics Laboratory II 
  • Quantum Mechanics 
  • Semiconductor Physics and Devices 

Year 2

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics 
  • Classical Mechanics 
  • Co-Curriculum 
  • Computational Physics 
  • Elective Group I 
  • Mathematics for Physics II 
  • MPU1* 
  • Optics Physics Laboratory III 
  • Physics Laboratory IV 
  • Solid State Physics 
  • Sun Zi's Art of War and Business Strategies 
  • Thermal and Statistical Physics 

Year 3

  • Elective Group I 
  •  English for Professionals 
  • Entrepreneurship 
  • Industrial Training 
  • MPU1** 
  • National Language/Other Language 
  • Nuclear Physics 
  • Project 
  • Project Management 
  • Sociology in Malaysia Context  

Elective I - Choose 4 course(s)

  • Information Optics 
  • Medical Imaging 
  • Microelectronic Circuit Analysis 
  • Microelectronic Fabrication 
  • Optoelectronics 
  • Photonics Integration 
  • Plasma Physics 
  • Process Integration and IC Manufacturing 
  • Quantum Computing 
  • Renewable Energy 

National Language/Other Language - Choose 1 course

  • Bahasa Kebangsaan (A) - For Malaysian only, without SPM-BM credit
  • Communication Tamil For Health Sciences
  • Introduction to French
  • Introduction to German Language
  • Introduction to Japanese
  • Introduction to Korean
  • Introduction to Tamil Language
  • Introduction to Thai Language

MPU 1* - Choose 1 course

  • Hubungan Etnik - For Local Students
  • Malaysian Studies 3 - For International Students

MPU 1** - Choose 1 course

  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2 - For International Students
  • Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia (TITAS) - For Local Students

Co-curriculum - Choose 1 course

  • Art, Craft, and Design
  • Arts and Cultural Performance
  • Community Project
  • Critical Thinking, Creative Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Language, Culture and Social Study Aboard
  • Leadership and Teambuilding
  • Managing Personal Finance
  • Management of Martial Arts Activity
  • Management of Sports Activity
  • Music Performance
  • Oral Communication
  • Social Entrepreneurship Project
  • Study Soft Skills and/or Life Skills Abroad
  • Team Work and Collaborative Project
  • Work Ethics and EQ


  • Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM)
  • Unified Examination Certificate (UEC)
  • A-Levels
  • South Australian Matriculation (SAM)
  • Canadian Pre-University (CPU)

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