Elective Classes

The Department of Physics offers a number of ten-credit elective classes for students from all faculties and disciplines. These range from general courses for students interested in understanding both the natural world and modern technology to mainstream physics classes aimed at science and engineering students.

The purpose of this summary is to assist students and their advisers of study to select suitable electives in physics.

For up-to-date timetable information, click on the class catalogue links below and then click on the link under Teaching.

Electives that do not require maths or physics as prerequisites

PH161

The Universe and Everything

PH162

How Things Work

Electives that normally require higher maths and standard grade physics

PH160

Introductory Astronomy

Electives normally requiring higher maths and physics as prerequisites

PH183

Mechanics and Waves

PH184

Quantum Physics and Electromagnetism

PH167

Physical Electronics

Electives for Second Years
PH260

Physical Electronics