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August 2012 for 4-year curriculum undergradutes
Comments on CU Physics CU Physics Programme was reviewed successively by a Review Panel (consisted of members outside physics department) and a Visiting Committee (formed with 3 well-known physicists from top US universities) and received very positive comments CU Physics Programme is one of the few “Excellent” programmes in CUHK
Build on a Tradition of Excellence… strong commitment to the quality of the physics programme design and teaching. inculcates a broad array of skills and knowledge, graduates are able to rise to professional challenges in a wide variety of jobs. the programme management and overall quality assurance is exemplary. has a deservedly outstanding reputation for the quality of teaching. devote enormous time and effort to the conception, presentation, and evaluation of their classroom. This is certainly to be commented and should be preserved under any plans to go forward.
PHYSICS PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES Values & ATTITUDE Rigorous and resolute Pursuit of excellence Strong sense of responsibility Proactive Motivated in self-learning Self confidence KNOWLEDGE Solid and balanced training in physics Mathematical and experimental methods Professional and Generic SKILLS Basic skills for research and self learning: math / computational / experimental Physicists’ problem solving and analytical skills Communication, interpersonal Reading Time management
Physics at CUHK: 4-year Curriculum Build on the tradition of excellence KnowledgeProfessional & Generic SkillsValues& Attitude Designed to deliver Physics Program Learning Outcomes: Knowledge, Professional & Generic Skills, Values & Attitude Two Streams of Study: Physics Stream and Enrichment Stream in Physics 50/53 compulsory units provide solid physics background and basket of skills At least 21/18 elective units provide flexibility in learning to fit to students’ academic plan and career goal
You should choose Physics as major of study if you are interested in Physics want to explore the mystery of how things work in Nature want to acquire a strong physics background to tackle a wide range of science and engineering problems
How to start? Declaring in early Year 1 (obtained Level 5 or above in a HKDSE subject (Physics/Combined Science with Physics (Level 5))) Declaring by end of Year 1 (obtained C+ or above in PHYS 1111 (University Physics I)) Declaring no later than end of Year 2 (taken (NOT necessarily ALL PASSED) a set of courses, including PHYS 1111 (University Physics I), PHYS 1122 (University Physics II), PHYS 1712 (Physics Laboratory I) and PHYS 2041(University Physics III))
With 1X Physics Starts with PHYS 1111 University Physics I With Combined Science (physics component) Starts with PHYS 1111 University Physics I; Could also take PHYS 1002 General Physics as a make-up course and then move on to PHYS 1111 University Physics I Without any physics at DSE level Contact our physics advisors Starts with PHYS 1001 Essential Physics, then PHYS 1002 General Physics and PHYS 1111 University Physics I Start-up study patterns for different HKDSE preparations
More recommendations Faculty Package Courses PHYS 1111: University Physics I MATH 1010: University Mathematics a 3rd package course (CHEM 1070 recommended ) Faculty Package Courses PHYS 1111: University Physics I MATH 1010: University Mathematics a 3rd package course (CHEM 1070 recommended ) Recommended Physics Courses (could be taken in Year 1) PHYS 1122: University Physics II PHYS 1712: Physics Laboratory I Recommended Physics Courses (could be taken in Year 1) PHYS 1122: University Physics II PHYS 1712: Physics Laboratory I Talk to CU Physics teachers and students
An exciting start – PHYS 1111 University Physics I A good introduction to how physics is treated at university level An excellent learning experience to kick off university studies Excellent teachers Prof. K. Young Dr. S.S. Tong PHYS1111 will be offered in both Term 1 and Term 2
To graduate: at least 123 Units Physics Major 71 units Free electives 13 units 39 units [ Languages, University GE, College GE, IT, PE ] 39 units
Units required for ALL CUHK Undergraduates Nominal 15 units per semester/Ceiling 18 units per semester
50 units Compulsory Provide learning experience essential for acquiring our learning outcomes 21 units Elective Provide flexibility and fit to your plan (further studies, career plan, etc.) Major in Physics: 71 units (or more) Physics Stream
53 units Compulsory Provide learning experience essential for acquiring our learning outcomes 18 units Elective Provide flexibility and fit to your plan (further studies, career plan, etc.) Major in Physics: 71 units (or more) Enrichment Stream in Physics
Compulsory Courses: 50/53 units Note: These 3 courses (9 units) are Science Faculty Package Courses. “3 courses (7 units)” for Enrichment Stream in Physics only. “3 courses (7 units)” for Enrichment Stream in Physics only.
Elective Courses (Physics Stream): at least 21 units
Elective Courses (Enrichment Stream): at least 18 units At least 2 courses, 6 units Totally not less than 12 units These courses are particularly useful for those planning for graduate studies! Plus other Physics elective courses up to 6 units (or more)
How can I choose and graduate as Enrichment Stream in Physics?
Learning Enhanced by Extracurricular Learning Opportunities SURE – Summer Undergraduate Research Exchange: Students to do summer research in top universities and labs in US and Europe SURE – Summer Undergraduate Research Exchange: Students to do summer research in top universities and labs in US and Europe
Learning Enhanced by Extracurricular Learning Opportunities OPUS – Overseas Program for Undergraduate Students: Exchange for one semester at top universities plus summer research
Learning Enhanced by Extracurricular Learning Opportunities
USA: Boston Univ.MITU. Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Caltech Univ. of MichiganUniv. of Maryland UC BerkeleyMichigan State Univ.Univ. of Massachusetts UC Santa BarbaraNorthwestern Univ.Univ. of Pittsburgh UC San DiegoNew York Univ.Univ. of Rochester Univ. of ChicagoOhio State Univ.Univ. of Texas, Austin Carnegie Mellon Univ.Penn State Univ.U. Washington, Seattle Florida State Univ.PrincetonWashington Univ., St. Louis Indiana Univ.SUNY – Stony BrookUniv. of Wisconsin, Madison Johns Hopkins Univ.Univ. of GeorgiaYale Univ. of Colorado, Boulder Univ. of Virginia In recent years, more than half of Physics graduates continue to pursue higher degrees in Physics or related subjects. Each year, about 10 of them are awarded financial supports in the form of teaching assistantships and scholarships to pursue higher degrees abroad including the graduate schools of the following universities: UK: Univ. of Cambridge Univ. of Oxford Univ. of Manchester Europe: Univ. of Copenhagen Dresden Univ. of Technology Univ. of Twente (The Netherlands) Canada: Univ. of British Columbia Univ. of Toronto Japan: Univ. of Tokyo Osaka Univ.
More Information For information on Physics Curriculum in 2012, seehttp://www.phy.cuhk.edu.hk/ugadm/334/ For enquiries on Physics Curriculum, send Physics Department Webpage:http://www.phy.cuhk.edu.hk Science Faculty Webpage:http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/sci/en/index.html