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​​​​​BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (HONS) IN APPLIED PHYSICS (JPT/BPP (N/441/6/0005)9/19)​


 

1. Introduction

Bachelor of Science (Honours) Applied Physics is a full-time programme offered by the Department of Fundamental and Applied Sciences (DFAS).

The entry requirements for this programme is UTP’s Foundation Studies programme or any other equivalent qualification (STPM, A-level, Matriculation, and others). English is the medium of instruction, with the exception of some national requirement courses that will be delivered in Bahasa Malaysia and other language courses such as French.

In line with UTP’s mission statements, the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Physics is developed to prepare skilled knowledge workers to meet the industry’s demands for experts in Physics applications with the emphasis on Nanotechnology, Renewable Energy and Oil & Gas Exploration.

This program will also address the nation’s call to produce more scientists and technologists in our move towards high income society.

The 3.5-year programme is also enriched with the offer of a 7-month Industrial Internship Training for all students, either locally or internationally.

DFAS faculty members, with strong background in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics, are qualified and experienced teaching staffs to nurture students to become competent and innovative graduates.

Career opportunities from the industries, government, academia and R&D sectors are enourmous for the programme graduates. These include Computational Physicists, Quality Control Physicists, Renewable Energy Physicists, Process Engineers and Research Scientists.

 



2. Programme Educational Objective

To produce science workforce in the field of Applied Physics with the potential to become leaders in industries and R&D, with the emphasis in Oil & Gas, Renewable Energy and Nanotechnology.




    3. Programme Outcomes

    To produce graduates with the following outcomes:


     

     

    • Apply knowledge of Applied Physics.
    • Plan and conduct experiments, as well as to analyse and interpret scientific data.
    • Identify and solve applied physics problems and challenges in industries.
    • Use the techniques, skills and latest scientific and technical tools necessary for innovative, creative and professional practice.
    • Conduct applied physics research project effectively both independently or in teams in a professional and ethical manner.
    • Communicate effectively with the community at large.
    • Demonstrate business acumen and entrepreneurship skills.
    • Recognise the importance to undertake life-long learning.

     



    4. Graduation Requirements

    In order to graduate with the Bachelor of Science (Honours) Applied Physics degree, students are required to obtain aminimum of 128 credit hours and a minimum CGPA of 2.00.

    Summar​y of Courses Required for Graduation

    Course Group (G)

    Number of Credit Hours

    NR - National Requirement

    14

    UR - University Requirement

    9

    CS–Core-Science​​

    16

    CD–Core- Discipline

    63

    CI – Core- Industrial Training

    14

    CSp–Core-Specialisation

    12

    TOTAL

    128




    5. Major Electives

    Choose any of the following sets of Major Elective’s areas (set A or B or C) for Major Elective I, II, III and IV.

    A.

    Nanotechnology


    Course Name

    Code

    G

    Cr

    1

    Nanoscie​​nce

    ZAB4113

    Cs

    3

    2

    Fundamentals of  Nanotechnology

    ZAB4123

    Cs

    3

    3

    Simulation and Design of Nanostructures

    ZAB4133

    Cs

    3

    4

    Nanoelectronics

    ZAB4143

    Cs

    3

     


    B.

    Renewable Energy


    Course Name

    Code

    G

    Cr

    1

    Renewable Energy

    ZAB4213

    Cs

    3

    2

    Renewable Energy Conversions

    ZAB4213

    Cs

    3

    3

    Renewable Energy Informatics

    ZAB4233

    Cs

    3

    4

    Green Electricity Generation

    ZAB4243

    Cs

    3



    C.

    Oil and Gas Exploration​


    Course Name

    Code

    G

    Cr

    1

    Seismic Theory & Practices

    ZAB4313

    Cs

    3

    2

    Electromagnetics: Theory and Practices

    ZAB4323

    Cs

    3

    3

    Physical &Structural Geology

    ZAB4333

    Cs

    3

    4

    Petro Physics & Well-logging

    ZAB4323

    Cs

    3




    6. Career Prospects

    There is a diverse range of professions and career paths available from the graduates of this programme such as in:

     

    • Communication Engineer
    • Astronomy
    • Geophysicist
    • Laboratory Scientist
    • Oil and Gas Engineer
    • Programmer
    • Astrophysicist
    • R&D Manager​