Prospective Undergraduates (Minor Degree Programmes)

Minor in Physics

The Department of Physics offers a Minor in Physics which comprises modules related to the fundamentals of physics, leading to a basic understanding of an important area of knowledge. It is aimed at engineering and science students for widening their intellectual horizons and preparing them for greater challenges ahead.

To be awarded a minor in Physics, a student must pass the following six modules:

  1. Any one from the following:
    • PC1141 Introduction to Classical Mechanics
    • PC1142 Introduction to Thermodynamics and Optics
    • PC1143 Introduction to Electricity & Magnetism
    • PC1431 Physics IE or PC1431FC
  2. Any one from the following:
    • PC1144 Introduction to Modern Physics
    • PC1432/PC1432X Physics IIE
    • PC2232 Physics for Electrical Engineers
  3. Any four modules from the following of which at least two modules must be Level-3000 & above:
    • PC2130 Quantum Mechanics I
    • PC2131 Electricity and Magnetism I
    • PC2132 Classical Mechanics
    • PC2134 Mathematical Methods in Physics I
    • PC2230 Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics
    • PC2193 Experimental Physics I
    • PC3130 Quantum Mechanics II
    • PC3193 Experimental Physics II
    • PC3231 Electricity and Magnetism II
    • PC3232 Nuclear and Particle Physics
    • PC3233 Atomic and Molecular Physics I
    • PC3235 Solid State Physics I
    • PC3236 Computational Methods in Physics
    • PC3238 Fluid Dynamics
    • PC3243 Photonics
    • PC3246 Astrophysics I
    • PC3247 Modern Optics
    • PC3251 Nanophysics
    • PC3274 Mathematical Methods in Physics II
    • PC4130 Quantum Mechanics III
    • PC4236 Computational Condensed Matter Physics
    • PC4240 Solid State Physics II
    • PC4241 Statistical Mechanics
    • PC4242 Electrodynamics
    • PC4243 Atomic and Molecular Physics II
    • PC4245 Particle Physics
    • PC4246 Quantum Optics
    • PC4248 General Relativity
    • PC4249 Astrophysics II
    • PC4259 Surface Physics
    • PC4262 Remote Sensing
    • PC4274 Mathematical Methods in Physics III

This minor is not awarded with the primary major in Physics or Physics (with specialisations in Astrophysics or Physics in Nanophysics) and second major in Physics.

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