This programme provides post-graduate level training in applied physics with highly marketable professional skills in the sub-fields of Bio-medical Physics*, Energy Materials Physics and General Advanced Physics. In addition to an advanced physics education, the graduates will gain knowledge of physical principles and how these principles can be applied to practical problems in specific related professions.
The training and knowledge provided are suitable for employment as medical technical specialists as well as engineers/researchers in electronic and renewable energy industries in Hong Kong, China and other Asian countries. Graduates of this programme will have the flexibility to seek employment in the industry as well as pursuing Ph.D. studies in a broad range of related fields (e.g. Physics, Materials Science, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering).
* the Bio-medical Physics concentration in this programme will not be offered in 2020/2021.
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Aims and Features
The programme aims to enable students to:
- Acquire an extensive and in-depth physical knowledge of and analytical skills in the various applied physics and engineering fields.
- Develop the ability to apply the knowledge of applied and engineering physics to generate creative and ethical solutions in the working environment.
- Communicate effectively with applied and engineering physics related professionals.
- Apply textbook theories to applied and engineering physics problems.
- Design and conduct experiments, as well as to critically analyze and interpret data.
- Identify, formulate, solve engineering or scientific problems and generate new ideas in the relevant subfields of applied and engineering physics.
- Develop necessary skills to present research findings in a logical manner to the scientific community.
- Be prepared for a higher degree education and future careers in forefront scientific research.
To complete the programme, students have to acquire a total of 30 credit units (CUs), of which 18 CUs must be acquired from core courses in graduate level applied physics and the remaining 12 CUs can be acquired from a list of elective courses which are structured for advanced applied physics in the specialized areas of General Advanced Physics, Energy Materials Physics and Biomedical Physics.
Highly motivated students may be eligible to enroll in a 9 credit course “Advanced Research in Applied Physics” to acquire necessary skills for carrying out independent research in applied physics. Students will have the valuable opportunity to work with faculties on cutting edge research in condensed matters, quantum information, energy materials and biomedical physics.