Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Applied Physics (JPT/BPP (N/441/6/0005)9/19) PDF Print E-mail

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 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

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

Nanoscience

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