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 program gives students depth and breadth in their studies. Students will learn about exciting topics ranging from quantum computing, superconductivity and nanotechnology to quarks and black holes. The program prepares students for 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 a strong foundation of courses 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.
Extended Major option
Subject to quota availability, the PHYS students can opt for an Extended Major in Artificial Intelligence (AI). Extended Major is not a standalone major, but is adhered to a certain majors as expanded choices, enabling students to keep abreast of emerging technology and innovation that are shaping our society in a multi-faceted way.
On top of expertise in physics, the PHYS students with an Extended Major in AI will acquire multidimensional visions and knowledge of emerging AI technologies, and can apply innovative technological skills to solve real-world problems in the area of their expertise. Upon fulfillment of the curriculum requirement, the students can earn one of the following awards:
• BSc in Physics with an Extended Major in Artificial Intelligence
#101 in Physics and Astronomy (No. 1 in Hong Kong)
#45 in Materials Sciences (No. 1 in Hong Kong)
(QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023)