Bachelor of Science in Physics (Honours) (N/441/6/0026 ● MQA/PA12947)


Medium of InstructionEnglish

IntakesFebruary, April, September

Duration4 years


The Bachelor of Science in Physics programme at Xiamen University Malaysia is supported by the College of Physical Science and Technology in the main campus of Xiamen University in China. The college consists of the Department of Physics and the Department of Astronomy and the faculty members include academicians of the Chinese Academy of Science (adjunct), senior and junior experts holding prestigious titles. The research areas of the Department of Physics are diverse, focusing on various aspects of the frontiers, including condensed matter physics, statistical physics and biophysics, while featuring cross-disciplinary collaboration. The Department of Astronomy has strong collaborations with Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

The Physics programme at Xiamen University Malaysia offers a unique interdisciplinary educational experience that mirrors the best practices from leading universities around the world. The programme is designed to meet the needs and aspirations of young graduates in adapting to the modern era of disruption, by equipping them with strong foundations of scientific knowledge, spirit of inquiry and passion for study and work. The programme provides international exposure and fosters collaboration network with the wider physics community from the east and west.

Students will undergo two years of solid foundational training in mathematics, classical mechanics, electrodynamics, thermodynamics, and quantum mechanics. In the next two years, they would have the flexibility and opportunity to explore courses from physics (including astrophysics), or other disciplines such as engineering, finance, and humanities. In addition, the programme offers one semester of undergraduate research module, and one semester of research internship, on top of the final year thesis.

Programmme Highlights

  • Unique syllabi that retain the essence of traditional physics and explore modern applied physics disciplines

  • Interdisciplinary curriculum that prepares versatile graduates for future-proof employment

  • Research-focused curriculum that prepares graduates for further education opportunities

  • and frontier science careers

  • Unique experience of educational and cultural exchange from the east and west

Career Opportunities

  • Physicist

  • Researcher

  • Applications Engineer

  • Design and Device Engineer

  • Data Scientist

  • Financial and Banking Analyst

  • Educator

  • Data Analyst

  • Lab Engineer

  • IT Engineer

  • Computational Scientist

  • Materials Engineer

  • Scientific Administrator

  • Instrumentation Engineer

Main Courses Offered


  • Mechanics

  • Thermal Physics

  • Electromagnetism

  • Modern Physics

  • Physics Lab I

  • Physics Lab II

  • Theoretical Mechanics

  • Quantum Mechanics I

  • Mathematical Methods in Physics I

  • Electrodynamics I

  • Principles of Optics

  • Physics Lab III

  • Physics Lab IV

  • Industrial Training/

  • Undergraduate Research II/Capstone Project

  • Final Year Project I

  • Final Year Project II


  • Astronomy

  • Electronic Circuits

  • Undergraduate Research I

  • Electrodynamics II

  • Solid State Physics

  • Astrophysics

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics

  • Photonics and Optoelectronics

  • Quantum Mechanics II

  • Mathematical Methods in Physics II

  • Cosmology

  • Nuclear and Particle Physics

  • Semiconductor Physics and Devices

  • Relativity


  • Calculus IA

  • Calculus II

  • Linear Algebra

  • Ordinary Differential Equation

  • Probability and Statistics B

  • Numerical Methods

  • Python Programming Language

Entry Requirement


A pass in STPM with at least  a Grade C (GP 2.0) in Physics and Mathematics


A pass in A-Level with at least a Grade C in Physics and Mathematics


A pass in UEC with at least Grade B in any 5 subjects including Physics and Advanced Mathematics



A pass in Foundation/Matriculation with a CGPA of 2.0 or above (out of 4.0) AND at least a Grade C (GP 2.0) in Physics and Mathematics subjects


A pass in Diploma with a CGPA of 2.5 or above (out of 4.0)  AND a GP of at least 2.0 in Physics and Mathematics subjects

*For other equivalent qualifications, please consult our programme counsellor.


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