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Introduction

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 (Honours) 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 (Honours) 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

14

U - University Requirement

9

CS - Common Science

18

CD - Core Disciplines

61

CI - Core Industrial Internship

14

CSp - Core Specialisation

12

TOTAL

128


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

SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2

Code

Courses

Cr

G

Code

Courses

Cr

G

MPU3123

MPU3143

TITAS (Local)

BM Komunikasi 2 (Int)

3

NR

CDB1012

Health, Safety & Environment

2

CS

MPU3113

MPU3173

Ethnic Relationship (Local)  

Malaysian Studies 3 (Int)

3

NR

Kxx xxx1

Co-Curriculum I

1

UR

FDM1023

Ordinary Differential Equations

3

CD

PDB1023

Introduction to Petroleum Geoscience

3

CS

ZAB1013

Mechanics

3

CD

ZAB1043

Mathematical Methods for Physics

3

CD

ZAB1023 Thermodynamics

3

CD

ZAB1053 Modern Physics 

3

CD

ZAB1032

Physics Practical I (Mechanics)

2

CD

ZAB1063

Electromagnetics I (E&M)

3

CD

ZAB1072 Physics Practical II (E&M)

2

CD

Credit Hours

17

Credit Hours

17



SEMESTER 3

SEMESTER 4

Code

Courses

Cr

G

Code

Courses

Cr

G

LDB1042

Academic Writing

2

UR

MPU 2

One (1) U2 Course

3

NR

 KXXxxx1

Co Curriculum II

1

UR

HDB2033

Professional Communication Skills

3

UR

PDB1012

Introduction to Oil & Gas Industry & Sustainable Development

2

UR

YAB2042

Science Team Project

2

CS

ZAB2012

Physics Practical III (Optics)

2

CD

ZAB2043

Vibration and Waves

3

CD

ZAB2024 Quantum Mechanics

4

CD

ZAB2053 Electromagnetics II

3

CD

ZAB2033

Optics

3

CD

ZAB2072

Philosophy of Science and Technology

2

CS

EDB1063 Structured Programming & Interfacing

3

CS

ZAB2063 Atomic Physics

3

CD

Credit Hours

17

Credit Hours

19


 
SEMESTER 5

INDUSTRIAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME

Code

Courses

Cr

G

Code

Courses

Cr

G

MPU 3

One (1) U3 Course

3

NR

IDB3037

Industrial Internship Training

7

CI

FDM2043

Computational Methods 

3

CD

IDB3047

Industrial Internship Project

7

CI

YAB3023

Solid State Physics

4

CD





YAB3033

Measurement and Instrumentation

4

CD





YAB3042 Small Business & Entrepreneurship

3

CS





Credit Hours

17

Credit Hours

14



SEMESTER 6

SEMESTER 7

Code

Courses

Cr

G

Code

Courses

Cr

G

MPU4

Community Engagement Project

2

NR

YABxxxx

Core Specialisation III

3

CSp

YABxxxx

Core Specialisation I

3

CSp

YABxxxx

Core Specialisation IV

3

CSp

YAB4012

Core Specialisation II

3

CSp

YAB4024

Final Year Project II

4

CD

YAB4023

Final Year Project I

2

CD

GDB1033

Management and Organisational Behaviour

3

CS

YAB4033

Semiconductor and Devices Technology

4

MCD





Credit Hours

14

Credit Hours

13

 

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

Course Name

Code

G

Cr

1

Nanoscience

ZAB4113

CSp

3

2

Fundamental of Nanotechnology

ZAB4123

CSp

3

3 Simulation and Design of Nanostructures ZAB4133

CSp

3

4

Nanoelectronics

ZAB4143

CSp

3

 

B.

Renewable Energy

Course Name

Code

G

Cr

1

Renewable Energy

ZAB4213

CSp

3

2

Renewable Energy Conversions

ZAB4223

CSp

3

3 Renewable Energy Informatics ZAB4233

CSp

3

4

Green Electricity Generation

ZAB4243

CSp

3

 

C.

Oil and Gas Exploration

Course Name

Code

G

Cr

1

Seismic Theory & Practices

ZAB4313

CSp

3

2

Electromagnetics: Theory and Practices

ZAB4323

CSp

3

3 Physical & Structural Geology ZAB4333

CSp

3

4

Petro Physics & Well-logging

ZAB4323

CSp

3