DEPARTMENT OF APPLIED PHYSICS

Master of Science (Coursework)

Degrees offered:

Introduction

Applied Physics is a field that studies of both classical and modern physics and combines it with topics on most recent applications of these principles. It is the science which has made possible the design and operation of many everyday components including computer chips, lasers, solar collectors, medical equipment, sensors and mobile phones.

The curriculum of the graduate program in Applied Physics consists of core courses and elective courses.  The core courses are designed to provide students with the fundamentals of physics and skills in computing, mathematics and instrumentations. The electives which can be taken from a range of topics are designed so that students can develop their own course of study according to their interests. A research project is required to be undertaken throughout the duration to provide the experience of doing independent research under the supervision of the department academics. The research project focuses on applying physics to scientific and technological problems. The research project starts by conducting extensive literature review, followed by performing experiments and preparing a research report.

This program is designed to develop professionals with broad capabilities appropriate for careers in technical research or advanced graduate study. It provides valuable graduate training and research project experience sought after by industry, government and R & D organizations.

The area of research and expertise of academics in the Department of Applied Physics are including material science, solid-state physics, the physics of thin films devices, the physics of medical radiations, space science, and theoretical and computational physics.

Program Structure

This is a coursework program offered only for full time candicates. Candidates for this program are required to pass 40 credit hours course, comprising 28 credit hours of core courses (*) and 12 credit hours elective courses. Courses Offered

Core courses

  • STPD6014 Research Methodology
  • STSP6014 Method of Instrumentation Analysis
  • STSP6023 Applied Quantum Mechanics
  • STSP6033 Advanced Mathematical Methods
  • STSP6043 Advanced Computational Physics
  • STSP6053 Advanced Electromagnetism
  • STSP6972 Research Project I
  • STSP6986 Research Project II

Elective courses

  • STSP6113 Physical Metallurgy
  • STSP6123 Advanced Polymer
  • STSP6133 Biomaterials
  • STSP6153 Materials and Composites Technology
  • STSP6163 Corrosion Control and Monitoring
  • STSP6173 Science and Agro materials Technology
  • STSP6323 Superconductor and Magnetism
  • STSP6333 Thin-Film Technology
  • STSP6343 Nanotechnology
  • STSP6383 Sensor and System
  • STSP6713 Statistical Mechanics
  • STSP6743 Space Physics
  • STSP6773 Modification of Wood

Introduction

Energy is the most important resource for the development of a country. The dependence on conventional energy such as oil, gas and coal as the main source of energy will have a detrimental effect on the development of a country if the supplies are disrupted. Utilization of conventional energy also contributes to environmental pollution. Alternative sources of energy should be explored and their utilization should be stepped up.

Some of the sources of alternative energy being considered actively at the international level are solar energy, wind energy, biomass, biogas and hydro. They are not only excellent sources of alternative energy but also easy to access, clean and recyclable. Initiatives to promote renewable energy, energy efficiency and energy demand management are actively being implemented.

Energy technology must be improved in order to fulfil the increasing demand for energy. In order to plan and execute the development of the energy technology effectively and economically, a number of experts in the field of alternative energy are needed. The program is offered at the Department of Applied Physics, with teaching staffs from this department and also from the Solar Energy Research Institute.

Program Structure Candidates for this programme are required to pass 42 credit hours course, comprising 30 credit hours of compulsory courses (*) and 12 credit hours of elective courses.  

Courses Offered

Core courses

  • STPD6014 Research Methodology
  • STSF6013 Energy Conversions Materials
  • STSF6023 Conceptual Design of Energy Systems
  • STSF6033 Energy Philosophy, Issues and Policy
  • STSF6063 Environment and the Energy
  • STSF6073 Energy Economics and Management
  • STSF6083 Instrumentation and Control for Energy
  • STSF6972 Research Project I
  • STSF6986 Research Project II

Elective courses

  • STSF6113 Battery Technology
  • STSF6133 Photovoltaic Technology
  • STSF6173 Solar Thermal Technolog

Introduction

This program is based on continuous assessment of all courses given. For practical works, students are required to hand in laboratory reports. Seminars and Technical visits (even though not accounted) are compulsory. This program is offered full-time only and is only offered once in every study session.

Program Structure

All candidates in this program must follow the curriculum structure which contains 44 credit hours. Students must pass all 44 credit hours to be awarded the Master and are subjected to Master and PhD for Graduate Studies Act (see Graduate Studies Act and Table for Graduate Studies Act published by Graduate Studies Center, UKM).

Courses Offered

  • STPD6014 Research Methodology
  • STSN6012 Interaction of Radiation with Matters
  • STSN6052 Intervention for Protection of the Public
  • STSN6132 Regulatory Controls
  • STSN6142 Environmental Engineering of Nuclear Power
  • STSN6212 Quantities and Measurements
  • STSN6222 Internal Exposure Assessment
  • STSN6312 Effects of Ionizing Radiation on Biological Systems
  • STSN6322 Nuclear Safety, Security and Safeguards
  • STSN6412 Radioactive Waste Management
  • STSN6422 Principles of Radiation Protection
  • STSN6512 Medical Exposure
  • STSN6522 Protection against Occupational Exposure
  • STSN6614 Practical I
  • STSN6624 Practical II
  • STSN6972 Research Project I
  • STSN6986 Research Project II

Introduction

UKM is one of the pioneers in this field since 1999. The fundamental core knowledge in this programme includes Occupational Safety Management System, Risk and Hazard Assessment, Explosive and Fire Safety, Ergonomics, Organizational and Industrial Psychology, Radiation and Chemical Safety, Mechanical and Electrical Safety, Biological and Environmental Safety, and Environmental and Industrial Law. Course content is delivered to students through lectures, practical, fieldwork, industrial visits and research projects. Course assessment is carried out in the form of examination and quizzes, assignments, practical reports, fieldwork reports, research project reports and oral presentations. This programme is offered in executive mode and only offered once in each academic session.

Program Structure

This program is only offered in executive mode and is carried out in the semester system, which is 3 semesters executed on weekends. Students are required to register and pass core courses which overall carries 40 notional credits.

Courses Offered
  • Z1LK 6013 Environmental and Industrial Law
  • Z1LK 6023 Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment
  • Z1LK 6033 Occupational Safety Management
  • Z1LK 6043 Advanced Organisational and Industrial Psychology
  • Z1LK 6053 Occupational Health Management
  • Z1LK 6063 Fire Prevention, Explosion and Toxic Release
  • Z1LK 6073 Ergonomics
  • Z1LK 6123 Mechanical and Electrical Safety Management
  • Z1LK 6173 Radiation and Chemical Safety Management
  • Z1LK 6193 Biological and Environmental Safety Management
  • Z1LK 6014 Research Project 1
  • Z1LK 6016 Research Project 2