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Applied Physics involves the application of Physics principles to the design, construction and operation of various systems and devices. A physicist generally works at any industrial or research establishments such as those dealing with semiconductor devices, solar cells, electronics and product processing. The job involves supervision of equipment operation and maintenance, troubleshooting operational problems related to process, and undertaking modification work for product and safety improvement.
The Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Physics programme stresses the need for a strong foundation in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry, followed by a thorough coverage of basic science courses such as Mechanics, Thermodynamics and Electromagnetics. In the later years of study, students are exposed to Optics, Quantum Mechanics, Semiconductor Devices & Technology, Solid States Physics and Measurement & Instrumentation.
In addition to the above, at the end of their studies a student will have the opportunity to take special topics in one of these selected areas of interest:
Oil & Gas Exploration
Applicants wishing to enroll at UTP for undergraduate programmes must possess a minimum of 1 (one) of the following qualifications:
STPM Pass with at least Principal C (or 2.00) in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry
A-Level or Equivalent
Pass with at least Grade C in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.
International Baccalaureate (IB)
Pass with minimum 24 Points including at least Point 4 in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. Matriculation Pass Matriculation Program in relevant field from an Institution which is recognized by the Malaysian Government with at least a final CGPA of 3.00/4.00
Foundation in Relevant Field from Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS
Pass Foundation Program in relevant field from an Institution which is recognized by the Malaysian Government with at least a final CGPA of 3.00/4.00;
Higher National Diploma (HND) from Other IPT Recognized by the Malaysian Government
Pass Higher National Diploma (HND) (Level 4, Malaysian Qualifications Framework-MQF) in relevant field with at least Merit Grade or 60%
Australian Matriculation Programme
Pass Australian Matriculation Program with at least Grade C (OR 60%) in Mathematics OR •Specialised Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry: •Year 12 Certificate, Australian Capital Territory •Higher School Certificate (HSC), New South Wales •Northern Territory Certificate Education (NTSE) •Queensland Senior Certificate •South Australian Certificate of Education •Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE) •Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) •Western Australia Certificate of Education (WACE)
•Other equivalent qualification recognised by the •Malaysian Government may also be considered. •Malaysian students must fulfill the following additional requirements: •Candidate must be a Malaysian citizen •Application must be made using the final examination semester results •At least Grade C (credit in Bahasa Inggeris in SPM OR BAND 3 in Malaysian University English Test (MUET).