Faculty of Science and Technology

Bachelor of Science with Honours (Physics)


Physics is a field of science that studies the properties, motion, behaviour, force and energy of matter. Physics uncovers the hidden laws that govern and explain the orderliness of the universe, ranging from the behaviour of particles to the life cycle of stars scattered in our night sky. By studying physics, students will be able to understand and apply the knowledge of physics in a scientific and professional manner in line with the demand of development in contemporary time. The Physics Programme evolved from the former Physics Department, when the faculty was then called the Faculty of Science (FS). The Physics Department was one of the earliest departments established, together with the establishment of UKM, back in Mei 1970. In 1983, the department was placed under the Faculty of Applied Physics (FSFG). In the year 1999, FSFG, together with three other faculties merged to form a single faculty, namely the Faculty of Science and Technology. Accordingly, the Physics Department became the Physics Programme. As physics undergraduates, students will have the opportunity to take courses in condensed matter physics and nanophysics, astronomy and astrophysics, theoretical and energy physics. Apart from that, students will conduct final year projects under the supervision of renowned scholars and experts in the university. Our physics undergraduates have enrolled in industrial placement programs at several national agencies such as SIRIM, the National Planetarium, the National Science Center, the Langkawi National Observatory, as well as international agencies such as CERN, Switzerland. Students will also gain the privilege of learning and exploring advanced physics topics bilingually in both Malay and English languages. The ability to generate and express complex scientific ideas in the national language as well as the international language not only enhances your mastery over the subject, but it also increases your value in the eyes of prospective employers.

Programme Requirements

Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) APEL.A Certification Level 6 of the Malaysian Qualifications Framework (MQF);


Obtained at least a Band 2.0 in the Malaysian University English Test (MUET) for exams beginning in session 1 of 2021 OR a Band 2 for exams up to the year of 2020, depending on the validity period at the time of application;


Pass the exam or interview that the faculty has set up.

MUET Band 3.0

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I Want to Apply

Applications for full time study programmes (STPM, Matriculation, STAM and Diploma/ Equivalent) must be submitted via Malaysia’s Ministry of Higher Education online application. Applications for studies in all the programmes offered are published in local newspapers between the month of January to April every year.

Application form for Malaysian students: http://upu.mohe.gov.my

Non-citizen and international student candidates who are interested in enrolling for the full time study programmes must submit their applications via UKM online application opened in February to May every year.

Application form for non-citizen and international students: Click here

How Much It Will Cost Me

















Please contact Shaping Advanced & Professional Education Center at:

Shaping Advanced & Professional Education Center (UKMSHAPE)
Level 2, Bangunan Wawasan
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor

Tel: +603 89215331/ 5642/ 5329/ 5898/ 3995/ 4661/ 5642/ 5791
Fax: +603 89251391
Email: marketingpkp@ukm.edu.my
Web: www.ukm.my/ukmshape

What You Will Learn
  • Mechanics
  • Wave and Optics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Physics Laboratory IA
  • Physics Laboratory IB
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Mathematical Techniques I
  • Mathematical Techniques II
  • Applied Statistics
  • Effective Communication
  • Leadership and Creativity
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Ethics and Professional
  • Breakthrough English (MUET 2)
  • Bridging English (MUET 2)
  • Academic Interaction (MUET 2&3)
  • Academic Literacy (MUET 4)
  • Page to Stage (MUET 5&6)

Note: (*) elective courses

  • Electronics I
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Quantum Mechanics I
  • Classical Mechanics
  • Solid State Physics I
  • Physics Laboratory IIA
  • Physics Laboratory IIB
  • Electromagnetic Field I
  • Philosophy & Current Issues
  • Environmental Responsibility
  • Social and Responsibility
  • Appreciation of Ethic and Civilazations
  • Data Management and Analytic
  • Academic Interaction (MUET 2&3)
  • Pro-Talk English (MUET 3)
  • Speak to Persuade (MUET 4)
  • Advanced Communication Project (MUET 5&6)


  • Technopreneurship


  • Computing Applications in Science and Technology
  • Industrial Safety
  • Modern Physics


  • Computing Applications in Science and Technology
  • Modern Physics

Note: (*) elective courses

  • Quantum Mechanics II
  • Electromagnetic Field II
  • Statistical Physics
  • Research Project I
  • Let’s Get Talking (MUET 2)
  • Corporate Storytelling (MUET 3)
  • Professional Communication (MUET 4)


  • Micro and Small Business Development
  • Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • Digital Markerting


  • Electronics II
  • Radiation Safety Management
  • *STSF (3)


  • Electronics II
  • *STSF (5)

Note: (*) elective courses

  • Solid State Physics II
  • Research Project II 
  • Industrial Training


  • Product Innovation & Entrepreneurship I


  • *STSF (2)

Note: (*) elective courses

Life at Faculty

The Faculty of Science & Technology (FST) is one of the largest faculty in UKM and is renowned for its quality education and research, and lecturers who are well-known figures in their respective fields at both national and international levels. The faculty is committed to be a centre of education and a generator of science and technology towards forming a knowledgeable, dynamic, innovative and righteous society. Members of FST are acknowledged as renowned experts and researchers in their fields and are highly dedicated educators. You will have many opportunities to interact with students from other programmes in the faculty and enjoy various exciting activities within as well as outside UKM through various clubs and societies.

Faculty Information

Campus: Bangi, Selangor
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Degree: Bachelor of Science with Honours (Physics)
Duration: 4 Years 

Faculty of Science & Technology
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor

Tel: +603 89215421/ 5418
Fax: +603 89256086
Email: masaliza@ukm.edu.my
Web: www.ukm.my/fst

Contact Us

Centre for Academic Management
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor

Tel: +603 89118173/ 8027/ 8456
Fax: +603 89118471
Email: admission_ppa@ukm.edu.my
Web: www.ukm.my/akademik

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