The Applied Physics Major is a package of modules that offers a broad and well-rounded preparation in the physics encountered in various fields ranging from aeronautical, financial, medical, IT, petro-chemical to various technical industries. The core modules for the GenNext Bachelor of Science major in Applied Physics contain basic, intermediate and advanced topics to cover necessary degree level knowledge in physics.

In general, mathematics is a requirement for those who are interested in the study of pure and applied physics, as the programme involves the use of some mathematical methods. It will therefore be beneficial to the students if they have prior or concurrent exposure to the mathematics. It must be emphasized that the responsibility is on the students to take necessary steps to ensure that they will not be deficient in any required preparations. In addition to essential elements of a GenNext degree and laboratory skills, computing skills and some applications of physics are also incorporated in the modules.

GenNEXT BSc Applied Physics – 4 Years     SP Modules offered in Semester 1, August 2017/2018

Please click on the links below to view the programme structures:
Applied Physics Programme Structure for August Intake 2015 and earlier
Applied Physics Programme Structure for August Intake 2016
Applied Physics Programme Structure for January Intake 2016
Applied Physics Programme Structure for January Intake 2017.

Core & Option Modules:

Major Module requirement: not less than 72 MC with at least 24 MC of the SP-4000 modules.

Level

Module

Code

Module Title

MC

1000

Major Core

SP-1201

Basic Experimental Skills in Physics

4

 

Major Option

SP-1301
SP-1302
SP-1303

Classical Mechanics
Electricity and Magnetism
Thermal Physics and Optics

4
4
4

2000

Major Core

SP-2201

Experiments in Physics

4

 

Major Option

SP-2301
SP-2302
SP-2303
SP-2304
SP-2305
SP-2306
SP-2307

Concepts in Modern Physics
Electronics: Analogue & Digital
Quantum Mechanics and Atomic Physics
Thermodynamics, Fluids and Statistical Mechanics
Introduction to Materials Science
Condensed Matter Physics
Introduction to Computational Physics

4
4
4
4
4
4
4

4000

Major Core

SP-4290

Research Project (2 Semesters)

8

 

Major Option

SP-4301
SP-4302
SP-4303
SP-4304
SP-4307
SP-4308
SP-4309
SP-4310
SP-4311

Characterisation and Evaluation of Materials
Environmental Physics
Renewable Energy
Physics in Medicine and Biology
Energy Generation, Storage and Distribution
Nuclear and Particle Physics
Introduction to Chemical Physics
The Physics of Solar Cells
Polymer Physics

4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4

Breadth modules

We offer 3 breadth modules to non-applied physics major students:

  1. SP-3404 How Things Work: The Physics of Everyday Life (4 MC)
  2. SP-3407  Introduction to renewable Energy 

Teaching and Assessment:

Students will attend lectures, tutorial, seminars and hands-on practical classes. As part of their major core requirement, students will also conduct research projects under the supervision of academic staff. Assessment methods vary depending on the type of modules taken and most of the modules involve both coursework-based assessment (such as practical reports, assignments, tests and seminars) and examination.

Facilities:

The major instruments available in the Physics laboratories are UV-Vis Spectometer, Optical Microscope, particle size analyser and thermogravimetric analyser (TGA).

Careers:

Applied Physics graduates from UBD are working with various Government and private agencies. Some possibilities are Oil and Gas sector, Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Energy, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Communications, research organizations.

Contact:

Dr.Mohd Khairul Zarifi Hj Masri
Deputy Programme Leader (Physics)
nb.ude.dbu@irsam.ifiraz