Elective Classes (2024/25)

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


The Universe and Everything


How Things Work

Electives that normally require higher maths and standard grade physics


Introductory Astronomy

Electives normally requiring higher maths and physics as prerequisites


Mechanics and Waves


Quantum Physics and Electromagnetism


Physical Electronics

Electives for Second Years

Physical Electronics