DEPARTMENT OF APPLIED PHYSICS

Master of Science (Research)

 

Research Areas

The School of Applied Physics offer research in the field of Space Physics, Thin Films, Mathematical Physics, Physics Education, Medical Physics, Computational Physics, Nuclear Medicine, Solid State Ionics, Metallurgy, Corrosion, Advanced Carbon, Composite Materials, Magnetic Materials, Ceramics, High Temperature Superconductivity, Nanotechnology, Biomaterials, Bio-polymer Composites Technology, Polymer Technology, Pulp and Paper Technology, Renewable Energy, Solar Thermal Technology, Photovoltaic Technology, Non-destructive Testing, Radiological Impact Assessment, NORM-Contaminated Industrial Waste, Waste Analysis and Treatment, Radiation Shielding Modeling, Radiation Processing, Nanomaterials Synthesis and Application, Small-angle Scattering Technique, Glycolipids and Biosurfactants, Soil Remediation, Materials Modification using Radiation, Nuclear Technique in Environmental Pollution Research, Biological Dosimetry, Nuclear Safety and Security, Nuclear Technique in Food and Agriculture and Industrial Safety Management.

 

Degrees offered:

  • Master of Science (Physics)
  • Master of Science (Materials Science)
  • Master of Science (Nuclear Science)

 

Entry requirements

  1. Bachelor’s Degree with CGPA ≥ 2.75 from University or any higher learning institution recognised by the Senate; or
  2. Bachelor’s Degree in Science or other qualifications equivalent with CGPA 2.50 – 2.74, subject to minimum of one year working experience in related field; or
  3. Fulfil other requirements prescribed by the programme (where applicable); and
  4. Fulfil requirements of the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA);
  5. An international student shall obtain minimum results of TOEFL (550)/ IELTS (5.5 / MUET (band 3). (An international student who comes from a country where English is the official language, or who has obtained academic qualifications from any institution of higher learning that uses English as the medium of instruction may be exempted from the requirement for  TOEFL / IELTS / MUET)

An international student who obtained academic qualifications but do not fulfils English language proficiency requirements shall attend the Intensive English Programme for one year (maximum period). Candidates who did not meet the minimum requirements as specified by the programme will be given  “Fail and Dismiss” status.

 

Program Structure

Each student of this program is required to register and pass 10 credit hours of courses including the core course STPD6014 Research Methodology as well as thesis registration for every semester until graduation.

  • Master of Science (Physics), student can choose and register 6 credit hours of courses offered in the Master of Science (Applied Physics) or Master of Science (Energy Technology) with the approval of the student’s supervisor.
  • Master of Science (Materials Science), student can choose and register 3 credit hours of courses offered in the Master of Science (Applied Physics) and 3 credit hours from any of the Master of Science offered in the faculty with the approval of the student’s supervisor.
  • Master of Science (Nuclear Science), student can choose and register 6 credit hours from any
    of the Master of Science Programmes offered by the faculty with the approval of the student’s
    supervisor

Students must schedule a meeting with the Supervisor or the Supervisory Committee for not less than 26 hours of meetings per semester for full-time students and 13 hours of meetings per semester for part-time students. The research output is written as a thesis.

Students must meet the graduation requirements set by the faculty.

Students must publish at least two (1) papers in the Web of Science (WOS) indexed journal in the field of Master of Science research with the Supervisor or the Supervisory Committee