|Year of Entry||2019|
|Mode of Funding||Government funded|
BSc Applied Physics
|Mode of Study||Full time|
|Indicative Intake Target
(subject to change)
JUPAS and non-JUPAS government-funded places : 36
Direct Application Places (Local Students) :
7 for the Department of Physics
Non-Local Students Places : Please click here for details.
|Normal Duration of Programme||4 years|
|Tuition Fee||Click here for more information|
|Direct/Non-JUPAS Application Deadline||
3 Jan 2019 (Local & Non-local)
|Accept Late Applications||
Prof CHAN Kwok-sum
BSc PhD (HKU)
+852 3442 7814
|Deputy Programme/Major Leader||
Dr LAU Condon
MSc PhD Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
+852 3442 7882
+852 3442 7831
Building on the excellent tradition of the physics faculty in the former Department of Physics and Materials Science, the Department of Physics aspires to become a leading physics department in the Asia-Pacific Region. In the last Research Assessment Exercise conducted by the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong, CityU’s Physics Department ranked SECOND amongst all eight universities in Hong Kong. Our faculty members have received international recognition, including fellowships from prestigious societies such as the American Physical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Materials Research Society.
The BSc Applied Physics major is not an ordinary Physics major. In Applied Physics, students are taught biomedical physics, nuclear radiation, materials physics and optoelectronics, paving their way to a diverse range of careers in medical and health care, education, engineering, commercial and industrial sectors, nuclear radiation facilities or postgraduate studies. Students may take part in the department-based research attachment scheme, which provides them with early exposure to discovery and innovation. Students of the Applied Physics major who meet certain requirements can apply for admission to the Joint Bachelor’s Degree Program between City University of Hong Kong and Columbia University in the USA. To learn more about the Joint Bachelor’s Degree Program, please visit http://gs.columbia.edu/cityu-hk/.
We equip our students with knowledge and critical thinking skills that will enable them to tackle difficult problems throughout their careers. The curriculum teaches not only foundational courses in physics, but also technology-driven courses such as computer modelling and advanced instrumentation. The Applied Physics major enables students to acquire knowledge and skills from the following areas: Biomedical Physics, Materials Physics, Nuclear and Environmental Physics and Photonics. Graduates are well equipped not only for developing a diverse range of professional careers but also for pursuing postgraduate studies.
Applicants to this programme (admission code: 1208) will be considered for admission to first-year studies in the Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics programme.
Applicants seeking advanced standing entry can submit an application for the following programme:
Click here for the qualifications eligible for advanced standing entry.
To be considered for admission, you must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements. Applicants are also expected to have a science or engineering background.
GE English/EAP (6 credit units) *
*Students scoring below Level 4 in HKDSE English Language or Grade D in HKALE AS-level Use of English or students who do not possess an equivalent qualification are required to complete two 3-credit unit courses, prior to taking the GE English courses. Students who demonstrate that they have achieved a grade B or above in their overall course results for ELA0200A will achieve 3 credits and also be considered to have satisfied the pre-requisite for entry to the GE English courses without needing to take ELA0200B.
College Specified GE Courses (9 credit units)
Any GE Courses (3 credit units)
College Required Courses
College Required Science Courses (6 credit units)
Choose two from the following science courses:
Department Required Courses (6 credit units)
For more details, please click here.
*The first year curriculum for the 2018 cohort is for reference only. There may be changes to the curriculum for the 2019 cohort as appropriate.
Applied Physics graduates enjoy a diverse range of challenging careers from medical physicists, environmental consultants, materials scientists, biomedical engineers and nuclear technologists, to professionals in photonic equipment and components, electronic components, semiconductors and computer peripherals. Graduates may also develop their careers in government departments such as the Hong Kong Observatory, the Environmental Protection Department, and the Hospital Authority.
The major prepares students for further studies in fundamental physics, biomedical physics, materials engineering, photonics, nuclear science and technology.
The College of Science and the Department offer work placement opportunities through different internship schemes that provide students with full-time job attachments to companies in Hong Kong, the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area and Overseas. Through such placements, students will:
For details, please visit the College’s Co-operative Education website.
To broaden students’ exposures beyond the classroom and enrich their international experience, the Department, College and University offer a wide range of credit-bearing exchange programmes with around 350 partner universities over the world, including Australia, Canada, Europe, the US and the Asia-Pacific region.
For details, please visit the University’s outbound exchange programme website.
-> Among the many distinguished academics at the Department of Physics:
-> In the 2014 Research Assessment Exercise conducted by the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong, CityU’s Physics Department ranked second amongst all eight universities in Hong Kong.