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FOR CARIBBEAN STUDENTS (CXC, GCE, GCSE, BGCSE, CAPE/GCE Advanced Level)
Applicants should have the equivalent of 5 subjects (grades 1-3, including English Language) of which two (2) should be at the advanced level CAPE (2 units each) at grades 1-5, to be eligible for the full time 3 year degree programmes.
For additional information, visit the Undergraduate Admissions section.
In addition to fulfilling general requirements for admission into the Faculty of Science and Technology, applicants must have passes in CAPE Physics (Units I & II) OR GCE A-Level Physics OR PHYS0411, PHYS0412, PHYS0421, PHYS0422 OR CSEC Physics/GCE O-Level.
Physics and CAPE Mathematics (Units I & II)/GCE A-Level Mathematics/MATH0100, MATH0110
The undergraduate program in Physics provides a deep understanding of both classical and modern physics. The duration of the undergraduate degree is 3 years. In the first year of the program every physics major* does the following core courses:
|Semester 1 (September - December)||Semester 2 (January-May)|
|MATH1141 -Intro to Linear Algebra and Analytic Geometry||ELET1500 - Electric Circuit Analysis|
|MATH1185 - Calculus for Scientists and Engineers||PHYS1421 -Electricity and Magnetism|
|PHYS1411 - Mechanics||PHYS1422 - Modern Physics|
|PHYS1412 - Waves, Optics & Thermodynamics|
In your second year of study, the following core courses are done in the first semester:
|Semester 1 (September - December)|
|PHYS2300 - General Physics Lab 1|
|PHYS2351 - Quantum Mechanics and nuclear physics|
|PHYS2386 - Electromagnetism and Optics|
After second year first semester, most of the core courses that are done are specific to the selected major. You are also required to select at least 2 other courses as electives.