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B.Sc. (General) Degree Programme with Physics as a subject
Course code : PHY
Duration: 3 years
Subject Combinations:

Combination No. Combinations available for Biological Science students
B01 Chemistry, Zoology, Physics
C02 Chemistry, Physics, Polymer Science and Technology
C03 Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Management and Forestry
Combination No. Combinations available for Physical Science students
P01 Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics
P03 Mathematics, Physics, Statistics
P05 Management Science, Mathematics, Physics
P07 Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics
P10 Mathematics, Physics, Information Communication Technology
P11 Applied Mathematics, Mathematics, Physics
C02 Chemistry, Physics, Polymer Science Technology
C03 Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Management and Forestry

For whom?
The course is primarily for the students of physical science stream who are interested in studying physics and are hoping to pursue knowledge and skills to succeed in a career in science, education, industry and management. The Department also welcomes students with a biological science background, who are seeking career opportunities where both physics and biology are involved, to read physics as a subject. They are even eligible to read for a Special Degree in physics provided they reach the required standard.

Career opportunities
The Bachelor of Science General Degree is designed to provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills to succeed in the career of your choice. Opportunities include positions in scientific and educational services, position in industry etc. The B.Sc. Degree could open doors to these possibilities and many more.

Course overview
Physics is a natural science which encompasses a vast array of sub-fields ranging from the, solid state and sub-atomic regimes like Nuclear and Quantum physics to the study of the universe through Relativity and Astrophysics and the everyday applications such as Electronics and Optics.
A degree in physics offers you not only the subject knowledge but also to be creative and think differently. It equips you with the analytical and personal skills that are essential for personal development, for any path you decide to take in future.

Course structure
The Bachelor of Science General Degree spans over three years. The students are required to take course units in Physics with minimum cumulative credit value of 27.0 during the three years. The course units comprise of ‘compulsory’, ‘core’, ‘non-core’, ‘optional’ subjects so that the students are provided with the core knowledge of the physics stream while allowing some level of flexibility of 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

FIRST YEAR
Semester I
PHY 101 1.0 Fundamentals of Electronics (Unaudited Unit) o
PHY 102 2.0 Mathematics for Bio Science Students-Semester I&II (Unaudited Unit) o
PHY 103 2.0 Mechanics and Properties of Matter c
PHY 104 1.0 Electricity and Magnetism c
PHY 105 1.0 Waves and Vibrations c
PHY 106 2.0 Practical (Elementary)- Semster I&II a
Semester II
PHY 102 2.0 Mathematics for Bio Science Students-Semester I&II (Unaudited Unit) o
PHY 107 2.0 Applied Electricity and Basic Electronics c
PHY 108 2.0 Thermodynamics c
PHY 106 2.0 Practical(Elementary)-Semester I&II a
SECOND YEAR
Semester I
PHY 201 2.0 Optics I c
PHY 202 2.0 Analog and Digital Electronics c,n
PHY 203 1.0 Practical (Optics)-Semester I&II a
PHY 204 1.0 Practical (Electronics)-Semester I&II a
Semester II
PHY 205 1.0 Statistical Physics I c
PHY 206 1.0 Mathematical Physics I c
PHY 207 1.0 Special Theory of Relativity c,n
PHY 208 1.0 Atomic and Nuclear Physics c
PHY 203 1.0 Practical (Optics)-Semester I&II a
PHY 204 1.0 Practical (Electronics)-Semester I&II a
THIRD YEAR
Semester I
PHY 301 1.0 Electromagnetic Theory I c
PHY 302 1.0 Quantum Mechanics I c
PHY 303 1.0 Computational tool of Physics o
PHY 304 2.0 Group Project- Semester I&II o
PHY 305 1.0 Geophysics I o
PHY 306 1.0 Solid State Physics I o
PHY 307 1.0 Practical (Applied) -Semester I&II a
PHY 308 1.0 Practical (Computational)-Semester I&II a
Semester II
PHY 309 1.0 Introduction to Microprocessors c
PHY 310 1.0 Space Physics s
PHY 311 1.0 Introduction to Computer Hardware o*
PHY 312 1.0 Industrial Physics s
PHY 313 1.0 Physics and Environment s
PHY 314 1.0 Astronomy o
PHY 315 1.0 Metrology o
PHY 316 1.0 Paradigms of Physics and Sustainability s
PHY 317 1.0 Reflection Seismology o
PHY 318 1.0 Nanophysics o
PHY 319 1.0 Physics Education o
PHY 320 1.0 Applied Optics o
PHY 307 1.0 Practical (Applied) -Semester I&II a
PHY 308 1.0 Practical (Computational)-Semester I&II a

* Those who are doing Computer Science and Information Communication Technology as a subject are not allowed to take this course.
Comments :
PHY 313 1.0: Some familiarity with Advanced Level mathematics will be essential for this course.
PHY 207 1.0: Knowledge in algebra is a perquisite for this course.

In addition to the above optional units, the students may offer any one of the B.Sc. (Special) Degree units if they have necessary prerequisite knowledge and if the time table permits. Decision with regard to the suitability of a student to follow such a unit shall be made by the lecturer in charge of that unit.