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Applied Physics involves the application of Physics principles to the design, construction and operation of various systems and devices. A physicist generally works at any industrial or research establishments such as those dealing with semiconductor devices, solar cells, electronics and product processing. The job involves supervision of equipment operation and maintenance, troubleshooting operational problems related to process, and undertaking modification work for product and safety improvement.


The Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Applied Physics programme stresses the need for a strong foundation in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry, followed by a thorough coverage of basic science courses such as Mechanics, Thermodynamics and Electromagnetics. In the later years of study, students are exposed to Optics, Quantum Mechanics, Semiconductor Devices & Technology, Solid States Physics and Measurement & Instrumentation.


In addition to the above, at the end of their studies a student will have the opportunity to take special topics in one of these selected areas of interest:


  • Oil & Gas Exploration
  • Renewable Energy
  • Nanotechnology
Applied Physics

Programme Educational Objectives

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

Programme Outcomes 
To produce well-rounded graduates with the following outcomes:
  • Apply knowledge of Applied Physics.
  • Plan and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze 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 community at large.
  • Demonstrate business acumen and entrepreneurship skills.
  • Recognize the importance to undertake life-long learning.


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

Summary of Courses Required for Graduation
Course Group (G)

Number of Credit Hours

NR - National Requirement


U - University Requirement


CS - Common Science


CD - Core Disciplines


CI - Core Industrial Internship


CSp - Core Specialisation




Programme Curriculum Structure: Bachelor of Science (Honours) Applied Physics


SEMESTER 1 ​ ​ ​ ​ SEMESTER 2 ​ ​ ​ SEMESTER 3 ​ ​ ​
Code Courses Cr G Code Courses Cr G Code Courses Cr G



TITAS (Local)

BM Komunikasi 2 (International)

3NRCDB1012Health, Safety & Environment2CSMPU 2One (1) U2 Course3NR



Ethnic Relationship (Local)

Malaysian Studies 3 (International)

3NRZAB1043Mathematical Methods for Physics3CDLDB1042Academic Writing2UR
PDB1012Introduction to Oil and Gas2URZAB1013Mechanics3CDPDB1023Introduction to Petroleum Geoscience3UR

Ordinary Differential 


3CSZAB1032Physics Practical I2CDZAB1063Electromagnetics I3CD
KXXxxx1Co Curriculum I1URZAB1053Modern Physics3CDZAB1072Physics Practical II2CD
    KXXxxx1Co Curriculum II1UR
Credit Hours 12   Credit Hours 13   Credit Hours 14  
​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
SEMESTER 4 ​ ​ ​ SEMESTER 5 ​ ​ ​ SEMESTER 6 ​ ​ ​
Code ​Courses Cr G Code Courses Cr G Code Courses Cr G
MPU 3​One (1) U3 course3NRHDB2033Professional Communication Skills3URGDB1033Management and Organisational Behaviour3CS
ZAB2072​Philosophy of Science and Technology2CSZAB2033Optics3CDYAB2042Science Team Project2CD
EDB1023​Structured Programming &     Interfacing3CDZAB2012Physics Practical III2CDFDM2043Computational Methods3CS
ZAB1023​Thermodynamics3CDZAB2024Quantum Mechanics4CDZAB2053Electromagnetics II3CD
ZAB2043​Vibrations & Waves3CD     ZAB2063Atomic Physics3CD
Credit Hours 14   Credit Hours 12   Credit Hours 14  


Code Courses Cr G Code Courses Cr G Code Courses Cr G
MPU 4/ HDB1012Community Engagement Project2NRIDB3037Student Industrial Training (SIT)7CIIDB3047Student Industrial Project (SIP)7CI
ZAB4024Semiconductor & Devices Technology4CD        
ZAB3014Solid States Physics4CD
ZAB3034Measurement & Instrumentation4CD        
Credit Hours 14   Credit Hours 7   Credit Hours 7  
​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
SEMESTER 8 ​ ​ ​ SEMESTER 9 ​ ​ ​   ​ ​ ​
Code Courses Cr G Code Courses Cr G       
GDB3013Small Business & Entrepreneurship3CSZAB4044Final Year Project II4CD       
 ZAB4012Final Year Project I2CDZABxxx3Core Specialization III3Csp       
 ZABxxx3Core Specialization I3CspZABxxx3Core Specialization IV3Csp       
ZABxxx3Core Specialization II3Csp           
Credit Hours 11   Credit Hours 10      
​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Total Credit Hours : 128 ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Core Specialisation (CSp) Courses

Choose any of the following sets of Core Specialisation areas (set A, B, or C) for Core Specialisation I, II, III and IV.


A.  Nanotechnology ​ ​ ​ ​
NoCodeCourse NameCrG
2ZAB4123Fundamentals of  Nanotechnology3CSp
3ZAB4133Simulation and Design of Nanostructures3CSp
​ ​ ​ ​ ​
B.  Renewable Energy ​ ​ ​ ​
1ZAB4213Renewable Energy3CSp
2ZAB4223Renewable Energy Conversions3CSp
3ZAB4233Renewable Energy Informatics3CSp
4ZAB4243Green Electricity Generation3CSp
​ ​ ​ ​ ​
C.  Oil and Gas Exploration ​ ​ ​ ​
1ZAB4313Seismic Theory & Practices3CSp
2ZAB4323Electromagnetics: Theory and Practices3CSp
3ZAB4333Physical & Structural Geology3CSp
4ZAB4343Petro Physics & Well-logging3CSp

Minor (EM) Courses

Minor in Management is made available to all students who are interested to enhance their knowledge in management and business.  However, the option to do the Minor in Management is at the students' discretion and is not compulsory. The total credit hours accumulated under Minor courses will be over and above the graduation requirements of 128 credit hours.


Minor in Management ​ ​ ​ ​  
1GDB2013Business Accounting3EMStudents can take these courses in any semester ​ ​ ​ ​
2GDB1033Management and Organizational Behaviour3EM
3GDB2053Principles of Finance3EM
4GDB2043Principles of Marketing3EM
5GDB3013Small Business and Entrepreneurship3EM
Total Credit Hours ​ ​ 15   


Students have to complete and pass all of listed courses to get Minor in Management. All results will be counted in the GPA/CGPA calculation.