Physics – B.Sc. (General) Degree Program
Duration: 3 Years
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 in 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.
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.
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 the tools 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 the future.
The Bachelor of Science General Degree spans over three years. The students are required to take course units in Physics with a 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 to pursue optional interest.
Physics – B.Sc. (Special) Degree Program
Duration: 4 Years
The Special Degree programme is aimed at the students who are interested in taking Physics as a career and would like to pursue an academic/research line in the future.
The B.Sc. special degree caters to those of you who are fascinated by the beauty of physics and hope to pursue an academic and research career. However this is well-balanced by some practical courses including an industrial placement scheme which exposes the students to the industrial and scientific environment of the country.
The students are required to take course units in Physics with a minimum cumulative credit value of 30.0 each in the third and fourth years. The course units consist 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 to pursue optional interest.
Selection of students to follow the B.Sc. (special) Degree in Physics is based on student’s performance in the first two academic years. The intake is typically limited to a maximum of 10 students.
Mode of instruction and assessment
Students enrolled in both General and Special Degree programs will be guided by academic staff with established track record. The modules include lectures, tutorials, laboratory practicals, individual and group projects, seminars, internship and assignments. These are assessed through end-of-semester written examinations, practical examinations, presentations and reports.