School of Physics - Universiti Sains Malaysia

Engineering Physics

The objectives of the programme are:
1. to develop skilled human resource in various aspects of engineering physics fields.
2. to produce knowledgeable and skilled graduates in this field required by the industries including electronic industries, research and higher education institutions to fulfill the market demands and needs.
3. to provide human capital who are able to use logical and critical considerations in their decision making and capable to gain, develop and administer sources of knowledge.
4. to produce graduates who appreciate various culture and able to contribute and lead effectively.
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At the end of the course, students are able to:
1. be competent in the basic concepts and theories of engineering physics,
2. identify and solve various problems related to engineering physics,
3. communicate ideas in engineering physics clearly and effectively,
4. work in a team,
5. conduct independent study,
6. be a skilled and innovative leader,
7. be resourceful, dynamic and innovative,
8. be professional, responsible and ethical, and
9. value culture and cultural diversity.
Programme Stucture for Bachelor of Applied Science with Honours Degree
Programme – Engineering Physics
Core Courses
ZCA 101/4 Physics I (Mechanics)
ZCA 102/4 Physics II (Electricity and Magnetism)
ZCT 103/3 Physics III (Vibrations, Waves and Optics)
ZCT 104/3 Physics IV (Modern Physics)
ZCT 106/3 Electronics I
*ZCA 110/4 Mathematical Methods I
ZCT 112/3 Mathematical Methods II
ZCT 191/2 Physics Practical I
ZCT 192/2 Physics Practical Il
ZCT 205/3 Quantum Mechanics
ZCT 206/3 Electronics II
ZCT 210/4 Complex Analysis and Differential Equations
ZCT 215/3 Optics
ZKT 223/3 Engineering Design
ZKT 224/4 Electronic and Photonic Materials I
ZCT 293/2 Physics Practical III
ZKT 296/2 Photonics Laboratory
ZKT 297/3 Practical Training
ZCT 304/3 Electricity and Magnetism
ZCT 307/3 Solid State Physics I
ZKT 321/3 The Engineer in Society
ZKT 396/8 Engineering Physics Project (two semesters)
Total : 72 units (22 courses)
*The course content of ZCA 110/4 overlaps with Mathematics courses MAA 101/4
Calculus and MAA 111/4 Linear Algebra. Students can only register either ZCA 110/4 or MAA 101/4 and MAA 111/4 .
Elective Courses
Students must select 30 units; at least 26 units from the group of courses below and the remaining units may be selected from other Science or Applied Science programmes, not from School of Physics.
ZCE 111/4 Computational Approach in Physics Learning
ZCT 214/3 Thermodynamics
ZCT 219/4 Mathematical Methods III
ZCT 314/3 Statistical Mechanics
ZKE 322/3 Electronic and Photonic Materials II
ZKE 323/3 Electronic and Photonic Devices and Systems
ZKE 326/4 Signal and Image Processing
ZKE 327/3 Solid State Lighting I
ZKE 427/3 Solid State Lighting II
ZAE 484/4 Laser and Its Applications
ZAE 488/4 Non-destructive Testing
ZCE 499/9 Industrial Training
For more information, please contact:
Programme Chairman
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The Dean, School of Physics,
Universiti Sains Malaysia,
11800 USM,
Penang, Malaysia

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