Department of Physics Programme Catalogue 2014/15 
USXXAFB03: BSc(Hons) Mathematics and Physics 
Leading to the award of BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN MATHEMATICS AND PHYSICS 
Mode of attendance: Fulltime 
Possible DAPs for this programme:
 Possible exit awards for this programme:

Year 1  Year 2  Year 3 
Year 1 
NFAARUG assessment regulations (NB. NFAARUG assessment regulations are changing for 2014/15):

Academic Year: Part 1 Stage 1 
Compulsory Units: 
MA10207  Analysis 1  12 Credits 
MA10208  Methods and applications 1  12 Credits 
Semester 1: Part 1 Stage 1 
Compulsory Units: 
MA10209  Algebra 1A  6 Credits 
PH10048  Introduction to quantum physics [WL]  6 Credits 
PH10052  Properties of matter [WL]  6 Credits 
Semester 2: Part 1 Stage 1 
Compulsory Units: 
MA10210  Algebra 1B  6 Credits 
PH10051  Electricity & magnetism [WL]  6 Credits 
PH10053  Vibrations, waves & optics [WL]  6 Credits 
Year 2 
NFAARUG assessment regulations (NB. NFAARUG assessment regulations are changing for 2014/15):

Semester 1: Part 2 Stage 2 
Compulsory Units: 
MA20216  Algebra 2A  6 Credits 
MA20218  Analysis 2A  6 Credits 
MA20220  Ordinary differential equations and control  6 Credits 
Optional Units: Select a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 2 units from the following list: BLOCK A 
Block A: Students should select either both units in block A or both units in block B. 
PH20013  Quantum & atomic physics  6 Credits 
PH20029  Thermal physics  6 Credits 
Optional Units: Select a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 2 units from the following list: BLOCK B 
Block B: Students should select either both units in block A or both units in block B. 
PH20060  Quantum & atomic physics [WL]  6 Credits 
PH20067  Thermal physics (WL)  6 Credits 
Semester 2: Part 2 Stage 2 
Compulsory Units: 
MA20219  Analysis 2B  6 Credits 
MA20223  Partial differential equations and continuum mechanics  6 Credits 
PH20018  Programming skills  6 Credits 
Optional Units: Select a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 2 units from the following list: BLOCK C 
Block C: Students should select either both units in block C or both units in block D. 
PH20014  Electromagnetism 1  6 Credits 
PH20017  Condensed matter physics 1  6 Credits 
Optional Units: Select a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 2 units from the following list: BLOCK D 
Block D: Students should select either both units in block C or both units in block D. 
PH20061  Electromagnetism 1 [WL]  6 Credits 
PH20063  Condensed matter physics 1 [WL]  6 Credits 
Year 3 
NFAARUG assessment regulations (NB. NFAARUG assessment regulations are changing for 2014/15):


Academic Year: Part 3 Stage 3 
Optional Units: Select 1 units from the following list: 
PH30036  Final year project (BSc)  12 Credits 
PH30096  Industry team project  12 Credits 
Semester 1: Part 3 Stage 3 
Compulsory Units: 
PH20076  Selfdirected learning  6 Credits 
Optional Units: Select a minimum of 1 and a maximum of 2 units from the following list: BLOCK A 
Block A: Students must select 3 units from the combination of Blocks A, B and C taking at least one unit from both Block A and Block B. 
MA30039  Differential geometry of curves & surfaces  6 Credits 
MA30041  Metric spaces  6 Credits 
MA30044  Mathematical methods 1  6 Credits 
MA30046  Linear control theory  6 Credits 
MA30087  Optimisation methods of operational research  6 Credits 
MA40065  Viscous fluid mechanics  6 Credits 
Optional Units: Select a minimum of 1 and a maximum of 2 units from the following list: BLOCK B 
Block B: Students must select 3 units from the combination of Blocks A, B and C taking at least one unit from both Block A and Block B. 
PH30024  Contemporary physics  6 Credits 
PH30028  Condensed matter physics 2  6 Credits 
PH30030  Quantum mechanics  6 Credits 
PH30031  Simulation techniques  6 Credits 
PH30032  Laser physics  6 Credits 
PH30055  Computational physics A  6 Credits 
PH30101  General relativity  6 Credits 
Optional Units: Select a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 1 units from the following list: BLOCK C 
Block C: Students must select 3 units from the combination of Blocks A, B and C taking at least one unit from both Block A and Block B. 
ZZ30001  Director of Studies approved unit  6 Credits 
Semester 2: Part 3 Stage 3 
Optional Units: Select a minimum of 1 and a maximum of 3 units from the following list: BLOCK D 
Block D: Students must select 24 credits from the combination of Blocks D, E and F taking at least one unit from both Block D and Block E. i) MA30059 may not be taken unless MA30044 was taken in Semester 1. ii) MA40049 may not be taken unless MA40065 was taken in Semester 1. iii)Students may not choose both MA20217 and MA20221. 
MA20217  Algebra 2B  6 Credits 
MA20221  Modelling and dynamical systems  6 Credits 
MA30055  Introduction to topology  6 Credits 
MA30056  Complex analysis  6 Credits 
MA30059  Mathematical methods 2  6 Credits 
MA30128  Project  6 Credits 
MA30231  Projective geometry  6 Credits 
MA40049  Elasticity  6 Credits 
Optional Units: Select a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 18 credits from the following list: BLOCK E 
Block E: Students must select 24 credits from the combination of Blocks D, E and F taking at least one unit from both Block D and Block E. (i) PH40085 may not be taken unless PH30030 was taken in Semester 1. (ii) PH40086 may not be taken unless both PH30030 and PH30077 were taken in Semester 1. 
PH30035  Medical physics  6 Credits 
PH30056  Computational physics B  6 Credits 
PH30057  Stellar & galactic astrophysics  6 Credits 
PH30077  Electromagnetism 2  6 Credits 
PH30078  Magnetism  3 Credits 
PH30079  Superconductivity  3 Credits 
PH30094  Planetary physics  3 Credits 
PH30098  Networks  3 Credits 
PH30099  Communicating physics  6 Credits 
PH40073  Mathematical physics  6 Credits 
PH40085  Nanoscience  6 Credits 
PH40086  Photonics  6 Credits 
Optional Units: Select a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 1 units from the following list: BLOCK F 
Block F: Students must select 24 credits from the combination of Blocks D, E and F taking at least one unit from both Block D and Block E. 
ZZ30004  Director of Studies approved unit  6 Credits 