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Universiti Xiamen Malaysia

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Bachelor of Science in Physics

  Study Mode FULL TIME
  Level UNDER-GRADUATE
  Duration 4 Years
  Intake FEB,APR,SEP
Overview

Overview of Bachelor of Science in Physics in Universiti Xiamen Malaysia Malaysia

The Bachelor of Science in Physics programme at Xiamen University Malaysia is supported by the College of Physical Science and Technology in the main campus of Xiamen University in China. The college consists of the Department of Physics and the Department of Astronomy and the faculty members include academicians of the Chinese Academy of Science (adjunct), senior and junior experts holding prestigious titles. The research areas of the Department of Physics are diverse, focusing on various aspects of the frontiers, including condensed matter physics, statistical physics and biophysics, while featuring cross-disciplinary collaboration. The Department of Astronomy has strong collaborations with Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

The Physics programme at Xiamen University Malaysia offers a unique interdisciplinary educational experience that mirrors the best practices from leading universities around the world. The programme is designed to meet the needs and aspirations of young graduates in adapting to the modern era of disruption, by equipping them with strong foundations of scientific knowledge, spirit of inquiry and passion for study and work. The programme provides international exposure and fosters collaboration network with the wider physics community from the east and west.

Students will undergo two years of solid foundational training in mathematics, classical mechanics, electrodynamics, thermodynamics, and quantum mechanics. In the next two years, they would have the flexibility and opportunity to explore courses from physics (including astrophysics), or other disciplines such as engineering, finance, and humanities. In addition, the programme offers one semester of undergraduate research module, and one semester of research internship, on top of the final year thesis.

  • Unique syllabi that retain the essence of traditional physics and explore modern applied physics disciplines

  • Interdisciplinary curriculum that prepares versatile graduates for future-proof employment

  • Research-focused curriculum that prepares graduates for further education opportunities

  • and frontier science careers

  • Unique experience of educational and cultural exchange from the east and west

SUBJECTS

  • Mechanics

  • Thermal Physics

  • Electromagnetism

  • Modern Physics

  • Physics Lab I

  • Physics Lab II

  • Theoretical Mechanics

  • Quantum Mechanics I

  • Mathematical Methods in Physics I

  • Electrodynamics I

  • Principles of Optics

  • Physics Lab III

  • Physics Lab IV

  • Industrial Training/

  • Undergraduate Research II/Capstone Project

  • Final Year Project I

  • Final Year Project II

MAJOR ELECTIVE COURSES

  • Astronomy

  • Electronic Circuits

  • Undergraduate Research I

  • Electrodynamics II

  • Solid State Physics

  • Astrophysics

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics

  • Photonics and Optoelectronics

  • Quantum Mechanics II

  • Mathematical Methods in Physics II

  • Cosmology

  • Nuclear and Particle Physics

  • Semiconductor Physics and Devices

  • Relativity

MATHEMATICS CORE

  • Calculus IA

  • Calculus II

  • Linear Algebra

  • Ordinary Differential Equation

  • Probability and Statistics B

  • Numerical Methods

  • Python Programming Language

CAREER PROSPECTS

  • Physicist

  • Researcher

  • Applications Engineer

  • Design and Device Engineer

  • Data Scientist

  • Financial and Banking Analyst

  • Educator

  • Data Analyst

  • Lab Engineer

  • IT Engineer

  • Computational Scientist

  • Materials Engineer

  • Scientific Administrator

  • Instrumentation Engineer

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

STPM

Pass Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) or equivalent with at least grade C in Physics and Mathematics

A-LEVEL

Pass A-level with at least grade C in Physics and Mathematics

UEC

Pass Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) with at least grade B in 5 subjects including Physics and Advanced Mathematics

Foundation/

Matriculation

Pass Matriculation/Foundation from any Higher Education Providers that are approved to offer such programme with a CGPA of at least 2.0, and a GPA of at least 2.0 (Grade C) in Physics and Mathematics subjects

SAM

Pass South Australian Matriculation (SAM) with at least Tertiary Entrance Rank (TER) 70 and Grade B in Physics and

Mathematics

CPU

Pass Canadian Pre-University (CPU) with an average of 70% in 6 relevant subjects including Physics and Mathematics

Diploma

Pass Diploma (Level 4 MQF) with a CGPA of at least 2.5 and a GPA of at least 2.0 in Physics and Mathematics subjects

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