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University of Malta

Faculty of Science

Physics (Joint Area)

(for courses commencing October 2017)

YEAR ONE

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

PHY1105 Fundamentals of Experimental Physics 4 ECTS (NC)




Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

PHY1125 Mathematics for Physicists 1 4 ECTS
PHY1135 Introduction to Computational Physics 6 ECTS
PHY1197 Introduction to Classical Mechanics and Waves 6 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

PHY1145 Electricity and Magnetism and Optics 6 ECTS
PHY1193 Thermodynamics and Kinetic Theory 4 ECTS




YEAR TWO

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

PHY2230 Experimental Physics 4 ECTS (NC)




Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

CHE1750* Health and Safety in the Chemistry Laboratory 2 ECTS
PHY2195 Classical and Relativistic Mechanics 6 ECTS
PHY2210 Mathematics for Physicists 2 4 ECTS

*Study-unit CHE1750 is only available for students following Chemistry and Physics.



Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

LIN1063** Academic Reading and Writing in English 2 ECTS
PHY2140 Quantum Mechanics 6 ECTS
PHY2145 Electromagnetism 4 ECTS
PHY3110 Physical Optics 4 ECTS

**Study-unit LIN1063 is not available for students following Chemistry and Physics.



YEAR THREE

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

PHY3111 Advanced Experimental Physics 6 ECTS (NC)




Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

PHY3130 Atomic Physics 4 ECTS
PHY3145 Statistical Mechanics 5 ECTS
PHY3225 Fluid Mechanics 4 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

PHY3155 Solid State Physics 5 ECTS
PHY3170 General Relativity and Cosmology 6 ECTS




YEAR FOUR

If Physics is chosen as the main area of study:

Students are required to register for 32 ECTS credits from the list of compulsory study-units, and 8 ECTS credits from the list of Elective Stream linked to their project area to a total of 40 ECTS credits.

If Physics is chosen as the other area of study:

Students are required to register for 12 ECTS credits from the list of compulsory study-units and 8 ECTS credits from the list of Elective Stream of their choice to a total of 20 ECTS credits.

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

PHY3200* Physics Project 18 ECTS (NC)
PHY3208 Short Review Paper and Philosophy of Science 6 ECTS
PHY3209* Seminar 2 ECTS
PHY3232 Nuclear and Particle Physics 6 ECTS

Elective Stream A: Space Sciences.

PHY3289 Advanced Astrophysics and Cosmology 4 ECTS

Elective Stream B: Electromagnetics.

PHY3277 Bioelectromagnetism 4 ECTS
PHY3279 Applied Electromagnetism 4 ECTS




Semester 1

Compulsory Units

Elective Stream A: Space Sciences.

PHY3287 Computational Astronomy 4 ECTS

Elective Stream C: Quantum Physics.

PHY3227 Quantum Optics 4 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units

Elective Stream C: Quantum Physics.

PHY3229 Modern Quantum Theory 4 ECTS




This programme of study is governed by the General Regulations for University Undergraduate Awards, 2004 and by the Bye-Laws for the award of Bachelor of Science - B.Sc. and Bachelor of Science (Honours) - B.Sc.(Hons.) under the auspices of the Faculty of Science.
 
Last Updated: 28 June 2017
 
The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication.
The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.
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