Bachelor of Science (Laser Physics and Technology) (BSc(LaserPhysTech))

Program Code

BSC

Program Minimum Units

72

Standard Duration

3 Years

Program Faculty

Faculty of Sciences

AQF Level

07

Academic Year

2017

Special Notes

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies).

Overview

This program introduces students to the field of laser physics and technology. Laser physics and technology underlie a diverse array of fields, ranging from fundamental physics to engineering, environmental studies, chemistry, biology and medicine.
The program consists of core theory and laboratory training in physics, with emphasis on electromagnetic radiation, optics, quantum mechanics and lasers. Students are able to supplement this core with a range of courses including mathematics, computing and electrical engineering. A key feature of the program is the inclusion of cross-disciplinary tutorials from academic staff as well as tutoring sessions by guest presenters from photonics and defence industries. This direct exposure provides the opportunity for mentoring relationships to be formed, which enhances student participation in research projects alongside established scientists in industry and physics discipline laboratories.
The Bachelor of Science (Laser Physics and Technology) is an AQF Level 7 program with a standard full-time duration of 3 years.

Academic Program Rules for Bachelor of Science (Laser Physics and Technology)

There shall be a Bachelor of Science (Laser Physics and Technology) .

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Science (Laser Physics and Technology), the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 72 units, comprising:

  1. Core courses to the value of 45 units
  2. Elective courses to the value of 27 units, which may include other undergraduate courses offered by the University that are available to the student up to the value of 9 units with no more than 6 units at Level I.
  3. Level I courses not exceeding 30 units
  4. Level III Science courses to the value of at least 24 units
  5. A major in Physics
Core Courses

To satisfy the requirements for Core Courses students must complete courses to the value of 45 units.

Level I

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
MATHS 1011 Mathematics IA 3
MATHS 1012 Mathematics IB 3
PHYSICS 1100 Physics IA 3
PHYSICS 1200ND Physics IB 3

Level II

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
MATHS 2101 Multivariable & Complex Calculus II 3
MATHS 2102 Differential Equations II 3
PHYSICS 2510 Physics IIA 3
PHYSICS 2525 Physics IIB (Laser Physics and Technology) 3
PHYSICS 2532 Classical Physics II 3
PHYSICS 2534 Electromagnetism II 3

Level III - For a major in Physics

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
PHYSICS 3542 Physics III 6
PHYSICS 3537 Experimental Physics III (Laser Physics & Tech) 3
PHYSICS 3540 Optics and Photonics III 3
PHYSICS 3544 Quantum Mechanics III 3