Bachelor of Science (Honours) Physics

Everything we call real is made of things that cannot be regarded as real.

Niels Bohr

Physics is a fundamental science that provides a basis for our understanding of the physical world. Whether it is an electron, X-rays or a star, there is an area of study in physics that explains it. Hence, the applications of physics are wide-ranging from electronics, medical science, to space research. This programme is designed to equip students with theoretical and practical knowledge in both the fundamentals of physics as well as in its applications in modern technologies. Students will learn to appreciate and understand physics through a hands-on approach in a laboratory setting with state-of-the-art equipment. Besides academic development, this programme also aims to equip students with the proper communication and entrepreneurial skills. Physics is a subject that develops analytical and problem-solving skills, and the ability to handle large amounts of complex information, all of which are essential for career advancement.

Career Prospects

• Academician
• Consumer Goods Producer
• Fiber Optic and Telecommunication
• Lecturer
• Microelectronic Designer
• Optical Instrument Designer
• Personnel
• Researcher

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Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Physics is one of the programmes offered by the Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering (D3E). The other three programmes offered by D3E are Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Electronic and Communication Engineering, and Electronics (Computer Networking). These programmes are recognized by the Malaysian Public Services Department (JPA) and the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM), providing an opportunity for students to master the basics of engineering principles underlying electrical, electronic and communication engineering. The programmes are in-line with the state-of-art of technologies in electrical, electronics and communication engineering. In addition, the programmes help to develop students’ ability to analyze, identify, formulate and generate specific solutions for the problems encountered. At the end of these programmes, students will be able to develop an appreciation of the role of an engineer in designing better systems.

As an effort for UTAR to become not only excellence in teaching but also in research, these programmes are actively engaged in R&D with the financial support from the University, Government Funds such as FRGS, AAIBE, and other industrial grants. The academic staff members have been actively participated in competitions in the national and international levels and received prestigious awards, including International APICTA Award, MSC Malaysia APICTA, Invention and Innovation Malaysia, National Instruments Graphical System Design Achievement Award, International Technology Expo (ITEX), and to name a few. On top of that, the academic members collaborate closely with industry and provide consultancy services. Numerous industrial visits have been organized by the department to give students an insight into the operation and the working environment in the industry. These industrial visits supplement the various theories acquired in the classroom for an understanding.

Achievements / Awards

Final Year Projects

Design of a soft gripper for pick and place application (Jan 2021) – Low Mun Seng (3E)
Object recognition using soft sensors (Jan 2021) – Lim Chu Chen (3E)
A cost-effective aquaponics monitoring system (Jan 2021 – Chan Jia Pei (3E)