Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Physics and Green Energy

Programme Director: Prof ZHOU, Changsong

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; and
  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 64 units
II) Project 3 units
III) University Core Courses 13 units
IV) General Education Courses 18 units
V) Free Electives# 30 units
    128 units

# Students may take additional Healthy Lifestyle courses and/or General Education (Level 1 or 2) courses in any categories, subject to a maximum of 6 units, to fulfil the Free Electives requirement.


I. Major Courses 64 units
  Science Common Core Courses (13–16 units)  
  PHYS1005 Introduction to Green Energy 3 units
  PHYS1006 Introduction to Physics 3 units
  SCIE1005 Integrated Science Laboratory 1 unit
  Either four courses from the following list OR three courses from the following list and one course from the Major Elective Courses: 
  BIOL1005 Introduction to Biology 3 units
  CHEM1005 Introduction to Chemistry 3 units
  COMP1005 Essence of Computing 3 units
  MATH1025 Introduction to Mathematics and Statistics 3 units
  Major Required Courses (24 units)  
  PHYS2005 Heat and Motion 3 units
  PHYS2006 Electricity and Magnetism 3 units
  PHYS2016 Mathematical Methods for Physical Sciences I 3 units
  PHYS2018 Experimental Lab I 1 unit
  PHYS2019 Experimental Lab II 1 unit
  PHYS3005 Atomic and Nuclear Physics 4 units
  PHYS3015 Structure and Properties of Matter 3 units
  PHYS3017 Green Energy Lab with Computers and Personal Mobile Devices 3 units
  PHYS3045 Scientific Computing and Modeling 3 units
  Major Elective Courses (24–27 units)%  
  BIOL2035 Introduction to Environmental Sciences 3 units
  CHEM4006 Environmental Chemistry and Pollution 3 units
  GEOG3007 Energy Problems and the Environment 3 units
  GEOG4016 Sustainable Energy and Technological Innovation in China 3 units
  GEOG4065 Energy Policy and Analysis 3 units
  PHYS2015 Guided Study in Physics and Energy Science I 3 units
  PHYS2017 Mathematical Methods for Physical Sciences II 3 units
  PHYS2025 Renewable Energy Sources and Technologies I 3 units
  PHYS2026 Renewable Energy Sources and Technologies II 3 units
  PHYS2027 Mechanics 3 units
  PHYS2115 Electronics 3 units
  PHYS3025 Physics and Technology of Energy Conversion 3 units
  PHYS3027 Intermediate Electromagnetism 3 units
  PHYS3037 Guided Study in Physics and Energy Science II 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 Property 2 units
  PHYS4016 Renewable Energy Materials and Devices 3 units
  PHYS4017 Semiconductor Physics and Devices 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 Electromagnetic 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
  PHYS4075 Solid State Physics 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. University Core Courses 13 units
IV. General Education Courses 18 units
V. Free Electives 30 units
    128 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.

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