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Bachelor of Science (Physics)

Offered by: University of Malaya (UM)
Exam BodyInternal Degree, Malaysia
Course Duration7 Sem
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees1030/sem
FacultyFaculty of Science
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyScience (Life Science/Physical Science/Applied Science)
Stream RequirementsScience Stream
Course Description

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.

 

 

Curriculum
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN PHYSICS SESSION 2016/2017
(124 CREDITS)
1. UNIVERSITY COURSES (23 CREDITS)
# Please refer to Bachelor of Science Program Structure
2. PROGRAM CORE COURSES (101 CREDITS)

(I) DEPARTMENTAL CORE COURSES (73 CREDITS) [TJ]

LEVEL 1 (18 Credits)
Course Code
Course Name
Pre-Requisites
Credits
SMES1102 Basic Mathematical Methods STPM Mathematics /Equivalent
3
SMES1103 Beginning Mathematical Methods SMES1102
3
SMES1201 Vibrations and Waves STPM Physics/Equivalent & STPM Mathematics /Equivalent
2
SMES1202 Thermal Physics STPM Physics/Equivalent & STPM Mathematics /Equivalent
2
SMES1203 Modern Physics STPM Physics/Equivalent & STPM Mathematics /Equivalent
2
SMES1204 Basic Electronics STPM Physics/Equivalent & STPM Mathematics /Equivalent
2
SMES1205* Experimental Methods STPM Physics/Equivalent & STPM Mathematics /Equivalent
2
SMES1271* Practical Physics STPM Physics/Equivalent & STPM Mathematics /Equivalent
2
* Courses to be taken concurrently.
LEVEL 2 (36 Credits)
SMES2104 Electronics SMES1204
3
SMES2105 Numerical and Computational Methods SMES1103
3
SMES2171 Fundamental Physics Practical SMES1205 & SMES1271
2
SMES2173 Electronics Practical SMES1204 & SMES1271
2
SMES2174 Applied Physics Practical SMES1271
4
SMES2201 Quantum Mechanics SMES1103 & SMES1201 & SMES1203
3
SMES2203 Mathematical Methods SMES1103
3
SMES2204 Mechanics SMES1103 & SMES1201 & SMES1203
3
SMES2205 Statistical Physics SMES1103 & SMES1202
3
SMES2206 Electricity and Magnetism SMES1103 & SMES1201
3
SMES2207 Electromagnetism SMES2206
3
SMES2208 Optics SMES1103 & SMES1201
2
SMES2209 Instrumentation SMES1204 & SMES1205
2
LEVEL 3 (19 Credits)
SMES3171 Microprocessor and Microcomputer Practical SMES2173
2
SMES3201 Nuclear Physics
 
SMES2201
3
SMES3202 Physics of Atoms and Molecules SMES2201
3
SMES3203 Solid State Physics SMES2201 & SMES2205
3
SMES4181 Project
(Note: begins in Semester I; 4 credit hours in Semester I and 4 credit hours in Semester II)
SMES2201 & SMES2205 & SMES2171 & SMES2174 & SMES3171
8

(II) DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVES COURSES (18 CREDITS) [EJ]

SMES2103 Modern Optics SMES2208
3
SMES2404 Atmospheric Physics SMES1103 & SMES1202
3
SMES2405 Gas Discharge Physics SMES1103 & SMES1202 & SMES1203
3
SMES2406 Radiation Physics SMES1103 & SMES1203
3
SMES2407 Astrophysics and Cosmology SMES1103 & SMES1202 & SMES1203
3
SMES2408 Polymer Physics SMES1103 & SMES1203
3
SMES2409 Biophysics SMES1103 & SMES1202 & SMES1203
3
SMES3102 Microprocessor SMES2173
3
SMES3103 Computational Techniques SMES2105
3
SMES3111 Advanced Quantum Mechanics SMES2201
3
SMES3112 Advanced Electromagnetism Theory SMES2207
3
SMES3122 Digital Electronics SMES2104
3
SMES3303 Advanced Mathematical Methods SMES2203
3
SMES3306 Plasma Physics SMES2405
3
SMES3307 Elementary Particle Physics SMES2201
3
SMES3311 Classical Mechanics and General Relativity SMES2204
3
SMES3323 Plasma Technology SMES2405
3
SMES3341 Complex and Nonlinear Systems SMES2205
3
SMES3391 Industrial Training SMES2201 & SMES2205 & SMES2171 & SMES2174 & SMES3171
3
SMES3404 Laser Physics SMES1203
3
SMES4301 Advanced Solid State Physics SMES3203
3
SMES4321 Semiconductor Devices SMES2201
3
SMES4322 Optoelectronics SMES1204
3
SMES4323 Materials Science SMES2201
3
SMES4325 Photonics SMES1203
3

(III) FACULTY ELECTIVES COURSES (10 CREDITS) [EF]
* Courses Offered by Other Institute/Department of Specialization

(Please refer Faculty Electives Courses other than the Department of Physics within the Faculty of Science)

Entry Requirements

PROGRAM

KELAYAKAN

STPM
(Tahun Semasa)

MATRIKULASI / ASASI

STAM

DIPLOMA

KELAYAKAN LAIN

 

MS11
Sarjana Muda Sains Fizik
(7 Semester)

 

Lulus STPM dengan mendapat sekurang-kurangnya PNGK 3.00

 

dan

 

Mendapat sekurang-kurangnya Gred B (NGMP 3.00)pada peringkat STPM dalam mata pelajaran berikut:

 

  • Physics; dan
  • Mathematics T

dan

 

Mendapat sekurang-kurangnyaTahap 2 (Band 2)dalam MUET






Lulus Matrikulasi/Asasi dengan mendapat sekurang-kurangnya PNGK 3.00

dan

Mendapat sekurang-kurangnya Gred B (3.00) pada peringkat Matrikulasi/Asasi dalam mata pelajaran berikut:

  • Physics/Engineering Physics; dan
  • Mathematics

dan

Mendapat sekurang-kurangnya Tahap 2 (Band 2) dalam MUET





 

 

 

 

Tidak Ditawarkan

Memiliki Diploma dari Universiti Awam atau institusi lain yang diktiraf oleh kerajaan Malaysia dan Senat Universiti dalam bidang yang sesuai dengan program yang dipohon dengan mendapat sekurang-kurangnya PNGK 3.00

 

atau

 

Lulus STPM bukan tahun semasa dengan mendapat sekurang-kurangnya PNGK 3.00 dan memenuhi syarat keperluan khas program seperti berikut:

 

Mendapat sekurang-kurangnya Gred B (NGMP

3.00) pada peringkat STPM dalam mata pelajaran berikut:

 

  • Physics; dan
  • Mathematics T

atau

Lulus Matrikulasi/Asasi bukan tahun semasa dengan mendapat sekurang-kurangnya PNGK 3.00 dan memenuhi syarat keperluan khas program seperti berikut:

 

Mendapat sekurang-kurangnya Gred B (NGMP 3.00) pada peringkat Matrikulasi/Asasi dalam mata pelajaran berikut:

 

  • Physics/Engineering Physics; dan
  • Mathematics

dan

Mendapat sekurang-kurangnya Tahap 2 (Band 2) dalam MUET




 

Mempunyai kelayakan GCE A-Level dengan mendapat sekurang-kurangnya Gred Bdalam mata pelajaran berikut:

 

  • Physics; dan
  • Mathematics/Further Mathematics

atau

Mempunyai International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma yang diiktiraf dengan mendapat sekurang-kurangnya skor 30 mata dan mendapat sekurang-kurangnya gred 5 Higher Level dalam mata pelajaran berikut:

  • Physics; dan
  • Mathematics

atau

Memiliki kelayakan Australian Matriculation Programme (AUSMAT) dengan mendapat sekurang-kurangnya Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR)  sebanyak 80 peratus dan mendapat sekurang-kurangnya skor 16 mata (High Achievement) dalam mata pelajaran berikut:

  • Physics; dan
  • Mathematics

atau

Memiliki kelayakan American Degree Foundation Program (ADFP) dalam bidang Sains Tulen dengan mendapat sekurang-kurangnya PNGK 3.00 dan sekurang-kurangnya Gred B dalam mata pelajaran berikut:

  • Physics; dan
  • Mathematics

dan

Mendapat sekurang-kurangnya Tahap 2 (Band 2) dalam MUET

atau

Mendapat sekurang-kurangnya Band 4 IELTS

atau

Mendapat sekurang-kurangnya skor 437-473 (PBT)/123-150 (CBT)/ 41-52 (IBT) TOEFL





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Intake Months

Semester I : September

Semester II : February

Deadline for Malaysian applicants : April for Semester I intake

Deadline for International applicants : June for Semester I intake and November for Semester II intake

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

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.


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