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Bachelor of Science in Physics

  Study Mode FULL TIME
  Level UNDER-GRADUATE
  Duration 3 years
  Tution Fees N/A

1. To produce graduates with vast knowledge and sound understanding in physics along with practical, analytical and mathematical skills for a physicists.

2. To produce graduates with oral and written communication skills and ability to work effectively in various disciplines as a team.

3. To produce graduates with high commitment towards ethical practice and appreciation towards environmental, social and safety factors in carrying out their work.

4. To produce graduates with independent learning and problem solving skills which can be used in diverse careers.

CAREER PROSPECTS

The fundamental skills as well as training in practical subjects in Physics Program makes physics graduates very desirable employees in a wide variety of areas including industries, research & development, education and finance. As examples:

1. Engineers (Failure analysis, Software, QA, Design, Production Test, Process, Optical, Sales and Support)

2. Computer Analyst

3. Meteorologists

4. Academician (teacher/lecturer)

5. Science/Research Officer

6. Astronomers

7. Entrepreneur

8. Insurance Executive

SUBJECTS

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN PHYSICS SESSION 2017/2018

(126 Credits)

UNIVERSITY COURSES (20 CREDITS)

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

GIG1001

The Islamic and Asian Civilisation (TITAS)

2

GIG1002/GIG1006

Ethnic Relation or Introduction to Malaysia

2

GIG1003

Basic Entrepreneurship Culture

2

GIG1004

Information Literacy

2

GIG1005

Social Engagement

2

GIA-GIX (Except GISxxxx

External Faculty Elective Courses

2

GKN/GKR/GKV

Co-Curriculum

2

GLTxxxx

English Language 1

3

GLTxxxx

English Language 2

3

FACULTY CORE COURSES (8 CREDITS) [TF]

SIX1001

Introduction to Science and Technology Studies

3

SIX1002

Ethics and Safety

2

SIX1004

Statistics

3

PROGRAM COURSES

(I) PROGRAM CORE COURSES (64 CREDITS) [TP]

Course Code

Course Title

Pre-requisite

Credits

LEVEL 1 (13 CREDITS)

SIF1001

Mathematical Methods I

 

3

SIF1002

Vibrations and Waves

 

2

SIF1003

Thermal Physics

 

2

SIF1004

Modern Physics

 

2

SIF1005

Electronics I

 

2

SIF1006

Practical Physics I

 

2

LEVEL 2 (30 CREDITS)

SIF2001

Quantum Mechanics I

SIF1001 & SIF1004

3

SIF2002

Electromagnetism I

SIF1001 & SIF1002

3

SIF2003

Electromagnetism II

SIF2002

3

SIF2004

Mechanics

SIF1001

3

SIF2005

Statistical Physics

SIF1001 & SIF1003

3

SIF2006

Optics

SIF1001 & SIF1002

2

SIF2007

Numerical and Computational Methods

SIF1001

3

SIF2008

Instrumentation

SIF1006

2

SIF2009

Practical Electronics

SIF1005

2

SIF2010

Practical Physics II

SIF1006

2

SIF2011

Practical Applied Physics

SIF1006

4

LEVEL 3 (21 credits)

SIF3001

Nuclear Physics

SIF2001

3

SIF3002

Atomic and Molecular Physics

SIF2001

3

SIF3003

Solid State Physics

SIF2001 & SIF2005

3

 

SIF3004

Project

(Note: starts from Semester I; 4 credits in Semester I and

4 credits in Semester II)

 

All first year courses, SIF2001, SIF2007, SIF2011

 

8

 

SIF3005

 

Industrial Training (Taken on Special Semester)

All first year courses, SIF2001, SIF2007, SIF2011

 

4

(II) PROGRAM ELECTIVE COURSES (27 CREDITS) [EP]

Course Code

Course Title

Pre-requisite

Credits

SIF2012

Modern Optics and Laser Physics

SIF1002

3

SIF2013

Photonics

SIF2012

3

SIF2014

Cosmology and General Relativity

SIF1004

3

SIF2015

Astrophysics

SIF2014

3

SIF2016

Materials Science

SIF1003 & SIF1004

3

SIF2017

Semiconductor Devices

SIF1005 & SIF2016

3

SIF2018

Radiation Physics

SIF1004

3

SIF2019

Gas Discharge Physics

SIF1003

3

SIF2020

Electronics II

SIF1005

3

SIF2021

Digital Electronics

SIF2020

3

SIF2022

Mathematical Methods II

SIF1001

3

SIF3006

Optoelectronics

SIF2006 & SIF2013

3

SIF3007

Elementary Particle Physics

SIF2001 & SIF2014

3

 

SIF3008

Condensed Matter Physics

SIF2001 & SIF2017

3

SIF3009

Plasma Physics and Technology

SIF2002 & SIF2019

3

SIF3010

Microprocessor

SIF2009 & SIF2021

3

SIF3011

Quantum Mechanics II

SIF2001 & SIF2022

3

SIF3012

Computational Physics

SIF2007

3

(III) FACULTY ELECTIVE COURSES (7 CREDITS) [EF]

Courses Offered by Other Institute/Department in Science Faculty

Institute/ Department

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

 

Institute of Biological Sciences

SIX 1006

Malaysian Flora

3

SIX 1007

Fauna Malaysia

3

SIX1008

Biocomputing

2

Dept. of Chemistry

SIX1009

Basic Chemistry

2

Dept. of Geology

SIX1010

Earth’s Ecosystem

2

Dept. of Science And Technology

SIX1012

Logical Thinking in Science

3

Institute of Mathematical Sciences

SIX1013

Fundamental of Advanced

4

Total minimum credit for graduation

126

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

LOCAL STUDENTS

A Malaysian candidate who wishes to pursue a programme of study at the University of Malaya must fulfill the University's entry requirements as follows:
(1) Pass the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) with a credit (Grade C) in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia subject
or
a credit (Grade C) in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia July papers and pass in History (SPM 2013 and above);
and
(2) Achieve a minimum Band in the Malaysian University English Test (MUET) as required in special requirements of the programme.
and
(3) Have fulfilled all special requirements of the programme as may be prescribed by the Senate 

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

• National Higher School Certificate (or an Advanced Level equivalent) with the percentage of 80% and above
or
• A Diploma from recognized Institutions with at least a CGPA of 3.00.
• Applicant may be required to undergo an interview session for certain selected programmes before being accepted by the respective faculties.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

Students must obtain:
• TOEFL score of 500 (PBT), 173 (CBT) or 60 (IBT) and above
or
• IELTS Band 5.0 - 6.5 and above Without any of the above English proficiency certificates, students that have been accepted would be issued with a conditional offer letter for subsequent fulfillment of the English language requirements.
Applications must be submitted online at apply.um.edu.my
• For the latest English Language Requirements please refer here

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