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This concentration provides analytical and practical knowledge and skills for students interested in pursuing a future career in technology development and application, innovation as well as research in advanced topics. Graduates will find employment in high-tech companies and industries, or continue post-graduate study in world-renowned universities.



  1. Guided Study
  2. Summer Research
  3. Final Year Project


Concentration Study Components

Quantitative Methods

Math Method for Physical Sciences I & II Computational Physics Mathematical Modeling

Advanced Physics Topics

Mechanics Intermediate E&M Statistical Physics Quantum Mechanics


The lists of courses for the concentrations are as follows:

PHYS 2017Mathematical Methods for Physical Sciences II3 units
PHYS 2027Mechanics3 units
PHYS 3027Intermediate Electromagnetism3 units
PHYS 3047Thermal and Statistical Physics3 units
PHYS 4046Quantum Mechanics3 units
PHYS XXXXConcentration Electives (Note 1)6 units
  Total: 21 units

Note 1: At least TWO of the following courses:

PHYS 2115Electronics3 units
PHYS 4017Semiconductor Physics and Devices3 units
PHYS 4026Surface Analysis and Characterization3 units
PHYS 4045Electromagnetic Waves and Optics3 units
PHYS 4047Advanced Functional Materials3 units
PHYS 4055Introduction to Environmental Sciences3 units
PHYS 4065-66-67Topics in Physics I, II and III3 units
PHYS 4075Solid State Physics3 units
SCIP 4005Interdisciplinary Topics in Science – Organic Electronics3 units