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B.Sc. (General) Degree Program with Applied Physics as a Subject
Course Code: APH
Duration: 3 years
Subject Combinations:

Combination No. Combinations available for Physical Science students
P09 Applied Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science

For whom?
Applied Physics is available as a subject for students of the physical science stream who are interested in practical applications in physics. It is expected that Applied Physics combined with other subjects provide an essential knowledge, specific Expertise and skill related to national needs.

Career opportunities
The majority of students who are completing the B.Sc. General degree tend to seek job opportunities in industry than in academia. Therefore, a general degree program which is focused on producing graduates with more practical knowledge will certainly be of high demand. The Applied Physics program seeks to ensure that our graduate recognize and take the advantage of scientific and technological opportunities in research and industry belonging to both state and corporate sector.

Course overview
The Applied Physics course can be described as an attempt to develop the human resource required for the local industry. The designed curriculum of the Applied Physics program is structured to provide the prospective students cutting-edge knowledge in different disciplines such as mechatronics, nano science, instrumentation, workshop technology, material technology, applied geophysics, applied electricity and computational modeling which will highlight frontier fields in Applied Physics locally and globally.

Course structure
The Applied Physics is designed as a three year degree course which will focus on laboratory and workshop training while covering fundamental aspect in Physics and Engineering. The students are required to take course units in Applied Physics with a minimum cumulative units in Applied Physics with minimum cumulative credit value of 27.0 during the three years. The course units comprise of ‘compulsory’, ‘core’, ‘optional’, subjects are provided with the applied knowledge of the physics stream while allowing some level of flexibility to pursue optional interest.

Course Type -a-  compulsory -c-    core -n-    optional for those not doing Physics
-o-  optional for those doing Physics -s-  optional for all students in the faculty

B.Sc. (General) Degree Course Units-Applied Physics

FIRST YEAR
Semester I
APH 101 0.0 Fundamentals of Electronics c
APH 102 1.0 Electricity and Magnetism c
APH 103 1.0 Introduction to Geophysics c
APH 104 1.0 Introduction to Material Science c
APH 105 1.0 Introduction to Nanophysics c
APH 120 1.0 Practical(Technical Drawing & Circuit Simulation) a
Semester II
APH 106 2.0 Applied Electricity c
APH 107 1.0 Nuclear Technology c
APH 108 1.0 Applied Thermodynamics c
APH 121 1.0 Practical (Workshop technology) a
SECOND YEAR
Semester I
APH 201 2.0 Analog and Digital Electronics c
APH 202 2.0 Instrumentation Physics c
APH 220 1.0 Practical (Electronics)-Semester I&II a
APH 221 1.0 Practical (Workshop Technology II)-Semester I&II a
Semester II
APH 203 2.0 Electrical Machines and Installation c
APH 204 2.0 Mechatronics c
APH 220 1.0 Practical (Electronics)-Semester I&II a
APH 221 1.0 Practical (Workshop Technology II)-Semester I&II a
THIRD YEAR
Semester I
APH 301 0.0 Industrial Law and Ethics a
APH 302 1.0 Applied Optics c
APH 303 1.0 Metrology c
APH 304 1.0 Telecommunication c
APH 305 1.0 Data Simulation o
APH 306 1.0 Networking o
APH 307 1.0 Research Methodology o
APH 320 1.0 Practical(Applied Physics)-Semester I&II a
APH 321 1.0 Practical(Embedded System and Robotics)-Semester I&II a
Semester II
APH 308 0.0 Basic Statistics a
APH 309 1.0 Industrial Physics c
APH 310 1.0 Applied Geophysics c
APH 311 1.0 Factory Physics and Supply Chain Management o
APH 312 1.0 Environmental Physics o
APH 313 1.0 Communication and Leadership Skills o
APH 314 1.0 Science and Art of Digital Photography o
APH 315 1.0 Mobile Technology o
APH 320 1.0 Practical(Applied Physics)-Semester I&II a
APH 321 1.0 Practical(Embedded System and Robotics)-Semester I&II a

For further information please contact Dr. W. K. I. L. Wanniarachchi, Course Coordinator, Department of Physics.