Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Physics and Green Energy

Programme Director: Prof SO, Shu Kong

The BSc (Hons) in Physics and Green Energy aims at preparing students for a career in Physics and/or in the energy sector that involves applications of scientific principles and technology. In addition to the university-wide whole person education, the specific objectives are to equip students with:

  1. A solid and broad foundation in physics to build up their careers or to pursue further studies;
  2. Experimental, theoretical, and computational skills to meet the needs and challenges of contemporary society;
  3. Analytical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Two concentrations are offered:

Applied Physics Concentration
Energy Management and Technology Concentration 

The structure of the curriculum is as follows:

I) Major Courses 58-60 units
II) Project 3 units
III) General Education 38 units
IV) Free Electives# 30 units
    129 units

# Students may take additional GE courses in any categories to fulfil the “Free Electives” requirement but only a maximum of 6 units will be counted towards the fulfilment of the “Free Electives” requirement.


I. Major Courses 58-60 units
  Major Required Courses (37 units)  
  BIOL1005 Introduction to Biology 3 units
  CHEM1005 Introduction to Chemistry 3 units
  COMP1005 Essence of Computing 3 units
  MATH1005 Calculus 3 units
  PHYS1005 Introduction to Physics and Energy Science 3 units
  PHYS2005 Heat and Motion 3 units
  PHYS2006 Electricity and Magnetism 3 units
  PHYS2008 Experimental Labs I 1 unit
  PHYS2009 Experimental Labs II 1 unit
  PHYS3005 Atomic and Nuclear Physics 4 units
  PHYS3015 Structure and Properties of Matter 3 units
  PHYS3017 Green Energy Lab with LabVIEW 3 units
  PHYS3045 Scientific Computing and Modeling 3 units
  SCIE1005 Integrated Science Laboratory 1 unit
  Major Elective Courses (21-22 units)%  
  BIOL2035 Introduction to Environmental Sciences 3 units
  CHEM4006 Environmental Chemistry and Pollution 3 units
  GEOG3007 Energy Problems and Environment 3 units
  GEOG4016 Energy Development in China 3 units
  GEOG4065 Energy Policy and Analysis 3 units
  PHYS2007 Mathematical Methods for Physical Sciences 4 units
  PHYS2025 Renewable Energy Sources 3 units
  PHYS2026 Energy Storage, Distribution and Conservation 3 units
  PHYS2027 Mechanics 3 units
  PHYS2115 Electronics 3 units
  PHYS3025 Physics and Technology of Energy Conversion 3 units
  PHYS3027 Intermediate Electromagnetism 3 units
  PHYS3046 Non-fossil Fuels 3 units
  PHYS3047 Thermal and Statistical Physics 3 units
  PHYS4006 Advanced Green Energy Laboratory (Metrology) 3 units
  PHYS4007 Advances in Displays and Lighting 3 units
  PHYS4015 Introduction to Intellectual Properties 2 units
  PHYS4016 Renewable Energy Materials and Devices 3 units
  PHYS4017 Semiconductor Physics and Devices 3 units
  PHYS4025 Solid State Physics 3 units
  PHYS4026 Surface Analysis and Characterization 3 units
  PHYS4035 Topics in Energy Science I 3 units
  PHYS4036 Topics in Energy Science II 3 units
  PHYS4037 Topics in Energy Science III 3 units
  PHYS4045 Electromagnetics Waves and Optics 3 units
  PHYS4046 Quantum Mechanics 3 units
  PHYS4047 Advanced Functional Materials 3 units
  PHYS4055 Advanced Experimental Lab 3 units
  PHYS4056 Energy Management I 3 units
  PHYS4057 Energy Management II 3 units
  PHYS4065 Topics in Physics I 3 units
  PHYS4066 Topics in Physics II 3 units
  PHYS4067 Topics in Physics III 3 units
  PHYS4899 Final Year Project II 3 units
  SCIP4005 Interdisciplinary Topics in Science, Organic Electronics 3 units
II. Project 3 units
  PHYS4898 Final Year Project I 3 units
III. General Education 38 units
IV. Free Electives 30 units
    129 units

% Students who wish to pursue a concentration are required to declare their concentrations by the end of Year 3. Students who have not declared any concentration before the deadline will be considered as not pursuing any concentration by default.

The Department offers some additional courses and students may use them to fulfil the free electives requirement.

– PHYS2015 Guided Study in Physics and Energy Science I
PHYS3037 Guided Study in Physics and Energy Science II

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