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Bachelor of Science (Photonics)

Photonics is a rapidly developing area associated with the development of detectors, light sources and optical fibres to support research and development in a wide range of industries including optoelectronics, telecommunications and defence. This degree provides students with training, which combines skills in experimental and theoretical physics and electronics with a strong background in optics, electronics and computing necessary to begin a career in the photonics industry. It is structured around the existing core of Physics subjects.

Course Program

Subjects   Credit Points
Year 1
CHEM103* Chemistry 1A 6
CSCI114* procedural Programming 6
MATH187 Mathematics 1A Part 1 6
PHYS141 Fundamentals Physics A 6
ECTE172 Introduction to Circuits & Devices 6
ECTE182* Internet Technology 1 6
MATH188 Mathematics 1A Part 2 6
PHYS142 Fundamentals Physics B 6
* 3 Electives are required, these are examples
Year 2
MATH201 Multivariate & Vector Calculus 6
MATH253 Linear Algebra 4
PHYS205 Advanced Modern Physics 6
PHYS235 Mechanics & Thermodynamics 6
MATH202 Differential Equations 2 6
MATH204 Complex Variables & Group Theory 6
PHYS225 Electromagnetism and Optoelectronics 6
PHYS262 Vibrations and Waves 3
PHYS263 Photonics and Communication 6
Year 3
ECTE364 Telecommunication Networks 1 6
PHYS305 Quantum Mechanics 6
PHYS325 Electromagnetism 6
PHYS356 Physics of Detectors and Imaging (TBA) 6
PHYS363 Advanced Photonics 6
PHYS385 Statistical Mechanics 6
PHYS396 Eletronic Materials 6

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