Postgraduate Courses
BSc Honours
For admission to the Honours qualification in Physics a learner must have obtained
- 64 credits in either Mathematics or Applied Mathematics at the 300 level, or
- 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
- 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:
- An approved dissertation on research project (PHY 700, 256 credits); or
- 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