Bachelor of
Science:

Study Planner Information

Year 1 Study Planner

Program Rules Course List

What do the different requirements mean?

  • Compulsory – all students must complete this course
  • Prerequisite for major – course required for this major
  • Recommended – other science course which complements the major, but can be substituted for an elective
  • Elective - an elective course from the course list, or as permitted by the program rules
Year 1 - Semester 1
Course Code & Title Requirements
SCIE1000 Theory & Practice in Science Compulsory

[ MATH1051 Calculus & Linear Algebra I1,3
OR
MATH1071 Advanced Calculus & Linear Algebra I3 ]

Prerequisite for major
PHYS1001 Mechanics & Thermal Physics I Prerequisite for major
Elective Elective

 

 Year 1 - Semester 2
Course Code & Title Requirements
[ STAT1201 Analysis of Scientific Data
OR
STAT1301 Advanced Analysis of Scientific Data ]
Compulsory
PHYS1002 Electromagnetism and Modern Physics Prerequisite for major
[ MATH1052 Multivariate Calculus & Ordinary Differential Equations3
OR
MATH1072 Advanced Multivariate Calculus & Ordinary Differential Equations3 ]
Prerequisite for major
Elective Elective

1. Students without at least a Sound Achievement in Senior Maths C are required to take MATH1050 as an elective before MATH1051.
2. MATH1050 is not available for students with a High Achievement or higher in Senior Maths C. MATH1050 is not available to students who have passed MATH1051 and/or MATH1071 and/or MATH1052 and/or MATH1072
3. Students with a high achievement in Senior Maths C (or a 6 or 7 in MATH1050) should take the sequence MATH1071 and MATH1072. Students with a sound achievement in Senior Maths C (or a 4 or 5 in MATH1050) should take the sequence MATH1051 and MATH1052.

Year 2 to 3 Study Planner

Program Rules Course List

What do the different columns mean?

  • Required for Major – a course required for this major
  • Recommended – a course which complements the major, but can be substituted for an elective

Choose a study plan

  • General Studies
    Year 2
    Semester Required for Major Recommended
    1 PHYS2020 Thermodynamics & Condensed Matter Physics
    PHYS2055 Introduction to Fields in Physics
    MATH2001 Advanced Calculus and Linear Algebra
    PHYS2810 Electronics & Circuit Theory

    Suggested elective:
    SCIE2100 Intro to Bioinfomatics
    2 PHYS2041 Quantum Physics MATH2100 Applied Mathematical Analysis
    PHYS2100 Dynamics, Chaos & Special Relativity

    Suggested electives:
    PHYS2082 Space Science & Stellar Astrophysics
    BIPH2000 Foundations of Biophysics
    PHIL2011 Philosophy of Modern Physics
    COSC2500 Numerical Methods in Computational Science

     

    Year 3
    Semester Required for Major Required for Major Recommended
    1 Choose at least 4 units from:

    [ PHYS3040 Quantum Physics
    PHYS3051 Fields in Physics

    Choose at least 6 units from:

    [ PHYS3040 Quantum Physics
    PHYS3051 Fields in Physics
    PHYS3071 Computational Physics

    COSC3000 Visualization & Graphics
    SCIE3250 Introduction to Research in Mathematics/Physics1
    2

    PHYS3020 Statistical Mechanics ]


    PHYS3900 Perspectives in Physics Research

    BIPH3001 Frontiers in Biophysics
    PHYS3020 Statistical Mechanics
    PHYS3080 Extragalatic Astrophysics & Cosmology
    PHYS3825 Advanced Experimental Skills ]

    COSC3500 High-Performance Computing
    SCIE3250 Introduction to Research in Mathematics/Physics1

    1. SCIE3250/SCIE3251 can be taken in semester 1, semester 2, or summer semester.

  • Astronomy / Astrophysics
    Year 2
    Semester Required for Major Recommended
    1 PHYS2020 Thermodynamics & Condensed Matter
    PHYS2055 Introduction to Fields in Physics
    MATH2001Advanced Calculus and Linear Algebra

    Suggested elective:
    PHYS2810 Electronics & Circuit Theory
    SCIE3250 Introduction to Research in Mathematics/Physics1
    2 PHYS2041 Quantum Physics PHYS2100 Dynamics, Chaos & Special Reltivity
    MATH2100 Applied Mathematical Analysis
    PHYS2082 Space Science & Stellar Astrophysics

     

    Year 3
    Semester Required for Major Required for Major Recommended
    1 Choose at least 4 units from:

    [ PHYS3040 Quantum Physics
    PHYS3051 Fields in Physics

    Choose at least 6 units from:

    [ PHYS3040 Quantum Physics
    PHYS3051 Fields in Physics
    PHYS3071 Computational Physics

    SCIE3250 Introduction to Research in Mathematics/Physics2
    2

    PHYS3020 Statistical Mechanics ]

    PHYS3020 Statistical Mechanics
    PHYS3080 Extragalatic Astrophysics & Cosmology ]


    PHYS3900 Perspectives in Physics
    Suggested electives:

    PHYS3825 Experimental Design
    SCIE3250 Introduction to Research in Mathematics/Physics1

    1. SCIE3250/SCIE3251 can be taken in semester 1, semester 2, or summer semester.

  • Mathematical Physics
    Year 2
    Semester Required for Major Recommended
    1 PHYS2020 Thermodynamics & Condensed Matter
    PHYS2055 Introduction to Fields in Physics
    MATH2001 Advanced Calculus and Linear Algebra II

    Suggested electives:
    PHYS2810 Electronics & Circuit Theory
    MATH2400 Mathematical Analysis
    2 PHYS2041 Quantum Physics MATH2100 Applied Mathematical Analysis

    Suggested electives:
    PHYS2100 Dynamics, Chaos & Special Relativity
    PHYS2082 Space Science & Stellar Astrophysics
    PHIL2011 Philosophy of Modern Physics

     

    Year 3
    Semester Required for Major Required for Major Recommended
    1 Choose at least 4 units from:

    [ PHYS3040 Quantum Physics
    PHYS3051 Fields in Physics

    Choose at least 6 units from:

    [ PHYS3040 Quantum Physics
    PHYS3051 Fields in Physics PHYS3071 Computational Physics

    MATH3401 Complex Analysis

    Suggested electives:
    MATH3101 Bifurcation and Chaos
    MATH3201 Scientific Computing: Advanced Techniques and Applications
    MATH3302 Coding & Cryptography
    MATH3303 Abstract Algebra & Number Theory
    SCIE3250 Introduction to Research in Mathemtics/Physics1
    2

    PHYS3020 Statistical Mechanics ]

    PHYS3020 Statistical Mechanics ]


    PHYS3900 Perspectives in Physics
    MATH3403 Partial Differential Equations

    Suggested electives:
    PHYS3080 Extragalatic Astrophysics & Cosmology
    PHYS3825 Advanced Experimental Skills
    MATH3102 Methods and Model of Applied Mathematics
    MATH3103 Algebraic Methods of Mathematical Physics
    SCIE3250 Introduction to Research in Mathematics/Physics1

    1. SCIE3250/SCIE3251 can be taken in semester 1, semester 2, or summer semester.