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Applied Physics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 54 months
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Applied Physics programme from Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS involves the application of Physics principles to the design, construction and operation of various systems and devices. A physicist generally works at any industrial or research establishments such as those dealing with semiconductor devices, solar cells, electronics and product processing. The job involves supervision of equipment operation and maintenance, troubleshooting operational problems related to process, and undertaking modification work for product and safety improvement.

In the later years of study, students are exposed to Optics, Quantum Mechanics, Semiconductor Devices & Technology, Solid States Physics and Measurement & Instrumentation.

In addition to the above, at the end of their studies a student will have the opportunity to take special topics in one of these selected areas of interest:

  • Oil & Gas Exploration
  • Renewable Energy
  • Nanotechnology

Programme Outcomes

  • Apply knowledge of Applied Physics.
  • Plan and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret scientific data.
  • Identify and solve applied physics problems and challenges in industries.
  • Use the techniques, skills and latest scientific and technical tools necessary for innovative, creative and professional practice.
  • Conduct applied physics research project effectively both independently or in teams in a professional and ethical manner.
  • Communicate effectively with community at large.
  • Demonstrate business acumen and entrepreneurship skills.
  • Recognize the importance to undertake life-long learning.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 54 months
  • Credits
    128 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • ​Ethnic Relationship
  • Malaysian Studies 
  • Introduction to Oil & Gas Industry & Sustainable Development
  • Ordinary Differential Equations
  • Health, Safety & Environment
  • ​Mathematical Methods for Physics
  • ​Mechanics
  • Physics Practical 
  • Modern Physics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements


  • Minimum Grade: Pass with at least Principal C (or 2.00) in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry
A-Level or Equivalent
  • Minimum Grade: Pass with at least Grade C in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry
International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • Minimum Grade: Pass with minimum 24 Points including at least Point 4 in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry
  • Minimum Grade: Pass Matriculation Program in relevant field from an Institution which is recognised by the Malaysian Government with at least a final CGPA of 3.00/4.00

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4320 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19431 USD for the full programme and a duration of 54 months.
  • National

    3420 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15388 USD for the full programme and a duration of 54 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • National: RM 71,000 
  • International: RM 89,760


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