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School of Science


BSc in Physics

BSc in Physics
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JS5102 Science (Group A)
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Science (Group A)
Students who wish to spend more time exploring their interests in the field of physical science may apply and be admitted to Science (Group A) without a major. They can opt to declare Physics as the major upon completion of the first year of study.

Physics encompasses everything from the tiniest elementary particle to the ultimate fate of the universe and provides the foundation for all modern science and engineering. The BSc in Physics gives students both broad and in-depth knowledge of the subject. Students enrolled in the program build a solid and comprehensive background in physics, and receive rigorous training in analytical reasoning and experimentation. They learn about exciting topics ranging from quantum computing, superconductivity, and nanotechnology to quarks and black holes. Graduates of the program are well equipped to pursue either science-related careers or further studies in physics and related fields. 

The program offers two options: 

  • Honors Physics Option – This option is intended for students planning to enter graduate school after their undergraduate studies at HKUST. The curriculum provides strong foundational knowledge and requires students to complete a research project and thesis in their final year. 
  • Physics and Mathematics Option – This option is intended for students with a strong interest in both physics and mathematics. It is particularly useful for students who plan to pursue future studies in theoretical physics. 

#37 in Physics and Astronomy (No. 1 in Hong Kong)
#16 in Materials Sciences (No. 1 in Hong Kong)
(QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021)

Career Prospects

Graduates can pursue further studies or work in the fields of education, research and development, technical sales, forensic science, medical industry, commerce, banking, etc. With their rigorous training in analysis and problem solving, students enjoy a wide range of job opportunities in the public and private sectors.

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“As a person who is passionate about physics, studying this subject at HKUST was very enjoyable. At HKUST, I met a lot of talented schoolmates and seniors with a strong passion for scientific research. It was very inspiring to discuss academic matters and career paths with them. I participated in the UROP, which piqued my interest in doing research. The guided research courses for IRE students also gave me a valuable opportunity to learn more about my professors and their research interests. Apart from studying, I took part in various extra-curricular activities. For example, I was a peer mentor for the School of Science last year. As part of this program, I met some friendly group members and mentees, which improved my soft skills and expanded my social network."
Student Name
YUAN Weijun
Student Program
BSc in Physics (International Research Enrichment Track)
Class of 2020
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