Prospective Postgraduates (Coursework Programmes)

Master of Science by Coursework in Applied Physics

Master of Science in Applied Physics is a coursework programme initiated as a part-time programme in July 2002. It also can be enrolled on a full-time basis now.

The objectives of the programme are as follows:

  • Advanced training in applied physics (especially in semiconductor manufacturing, photonics and biophysics)
  • Opportunities for physics graduates and other professionals who have relevant working experience, to upgrade their professional skills and qualifications, or to switch to the hi-tech industry

A candidate in the M.Sc. Programme in Applied Physics by coursework must complete the following in order to be awarded the M.Sc. degree:

 

Track 1 (40MC programme)

Track 1: 40-modular-credit programme (for applicants who have an Honours degree or equivalent qualifications)

EITHER

  1. Complete coursework amounting to at least 24 MCs from physics modules at level-4000 or higher,
  2. Obtain at least 16, of the 24 MCs in (i), from level-5000 physics modules excluding PC5198. The candidate is also allowed to choose up to 8, of the 24 MCs in (i), from level-4000 physics modules which the candidate should not have passed before, and
  3. Complete a PC5289 project and a written report, equivalent to 16 MCs, in an area specified by the Department.

OR

  1. Complete coursework amounting to at least 40 MCs from physics modules at level-4000 or higher; and
  2. Obtain at least 24, of the 40 MCs in (i), from level-5000 physics modules excluding PC5198. The candidate is also allowed to choose up to 12, of the 40 MCs in (i),from level-4000 physics modules which the candidate should not have passed before.

 

Track 2 (80MC programme)

Track 2: 80-modular-credit programme (for applicants who have a Bachelor's pass degree or completed three-years study in physics or related discipline)

EITHER

  1. Complete coursework amounting to at least 64 MCs from physics modules at level-3000 or higher,
  2. Obtain at least 20, of the 64 MCs in (i), at level-5000 physics modules excluding PC5198 and obtain at least 24, of the 64 MCs in (i) at level-4000. The candidate is also allowed to choose up to 16, of 64 MCs in (i), from level-3000 physics modules which the candidate should not have passed before, and
  3. Complete a PC5289 project and a written report, equivalent to 16 MCs, in an area specified by the Department.

OR

  1. Complete coursework amounting to at least 80 MCs from physics modules at level-3000 or higher; and
  2. Obtain at least 24, of the 80 MCs in (i), from level-5000 physics modules excluding PC5198 and obtain at least 32, of the 80 MCs in (i) from level-4000 physics modules. The candidate is also allowed to choose up to 16, of the 80 MCs in (i) from level-3000 which the candidate should not have passed before.

 

In both tracks above, subject to the approval of the Head of Physics Department, a candidate may be allowed to choose no more than 12 MCs from level-5000 modules offered by other Departments.

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