Postgraduate Courses

BSc Honours
For admission to the Honours qualification in Physics a learner must have obtained

  1. 64 credits in either Mathematics or Applied Mathematics at the 300 level, or
  2. An average of at least 60% in PHY 311, PHY 312, PHY 321 and PHY 322 and a total of 48 credits in Mathematics at the 200 level, or
  3. An aggregate of at least 60% in MAP 211 and MAP 221.  A learner shall not be admitted to the Honours programme in Theoretical Physics he/she has passed PHY 311, PHY 312, PHY 321, PHY 322, MAP 311, MAP 312, MAP 321 and MAP 322.

Candidates for Honours in Physics shall either submit notebooks containing a record of the practical work they have performed, or a project report.  A supervisor shall approve the record.  The Honours programme consists of five compulsory modules of 110 credits:
 
PHY 501         : Advanced Classical Mechanics
PHY  502        : Electrodynamics
PHY  503        : Quantum Mechanics
PHY 504         : Statistical Mechanics
PHY 506         :  Project or Experiments
 plus a total of 24 credits from the electives below:
PHY 511         : Advanced Mathematical Methods of Physics (12 credits)
PHY 512         : Introductory Solid state Physics (12 credits)
PHY 513         : Nuclear Physics (12 credits)
PHY 515         : Laser Technology (12 credits)
PHY 516         : Special topics in Physics (12 credits)
PHY 521         : Mathematical Techniques (12 credits)
PHY 522         : Solid State Physics (12 credits)
 
Master of Science in Physics
A Master of Science degree in physics can be obtained in one of two ways, namely:

  1. An approved dissertation on research project (PHY 700, 256 credits); or
  2. An approved mini-dissertation on a research project (PHY 702, 128 credits) plus the three modules listed below (= 3 x 43 credits)

PHY 706         : Semiconductor physics and Renewable Energy
PHY 707         : Advanced Solid State Physics
PHY 701         : Special topics in Physics