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Master of Science in Physics

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Physics is the natural science that involves the study of matter and its motion through space and time, along with related concepts such as energy and force. It is conducted to disclose the structure of matter, interaction between matters, and the motion laws of matters in order to understand the universe. It results in many significant technologies and products.

The School of Physics at University of Electronic Science and Technology of China has the primary objective of advancing knowledge of physics and training of qualified manpower to acquire and develop an economy based on high technology. It is also involved in inter-disciplinary research with other branches of science as well as engaging in collaborative work with industry. Six fields, Theoretical Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Radio physics, Optics, Plasma Physics, and Quantum Physics and Quantum Information, have established their reputation for research excellence. Collaborations in research across national borders and disciplines have been built. The school intends to play a key role in the advancement of China into a high-tech era.

This programme offers excellent opportunities for students to further develop their potential as intellectual leaders for a wide range of career paths. They will not only acquire fundamental and emerging knowledge in physics, but also solve practical problems of relevance to industrial development.

1.   Objectives

Candidates of Master of Science in Physics are expected to have a profound knowledge in fundamental physics and experimental skills. They are also required to have a clear vision of cutting-edge research and emerging trends in physics.

International candidates of Master of Science in Physics are required to achieve an intermediate level of proficiency in Chinese to communicate in Chinese. They must take A Survey of China and Comprehensive Chinese.

2.   Orientations

1) Theoretical Physics                         2) Condensed Matter Physics

3) Radio Physics                                   4) Optics

5) Plasma Physics                                 6) Quantum Physics and Quantum Information

3.   Duration

The duration set for master candidates is 2 years full-time. An extension can be applied for by those who cannot finish their courses in time owing to objective causes, yet altogether 4 years is the last due.

4.   Progression and Requirements

The minimum sum total credits for international students of master candidates are 26. Master candidates should complete the course work of no less than a total of 24 credits (out of which at least 15 credits should be acquired from degree courses), compulsory sections of no less than 2 credits, complete the thesis (or a research report) independently, and pass the degree thesis defense.

The supervisor responsibility mechanism is adopted in the education for international master candidates. The supervisor is responsible for the student’s making of personal study plan, the choice of courses, and the completion of the degree thesis. The personal study plan cannot be changed without permission of the supervisor.

During the course work, according to specifications by the discipline, the student is to pass examinations held for the degree courses and examinations or assessments held for the other optional courses. Of all the degree courses, common core courses are compulsory. Master candidates are allowed to choose 1~2 inter-disciplinary core courses as their degree courses under supervisors’ guidance. Degree courses can be taken to substitute non-degree courses, but not vice versa. International students of Chinese language abilities can apply to take courses given in Chinese to local full-time graduate students and acquire corresponding credits if pass.

Those who fail to meet the requirements as described above can fill up the gap by repetition or make-up in the limit of one year. Those who fail to meet the credit requirements even till the end of the due time are to be terminated.

5.   Curriculum

Course Categories

Course Number

Course Name

Class Hours

Credits

Semester

Notes

Degree  Courses

Common

Core

Courses

6900005001

Comprehensive Chinese△

60

2

1

Compul-

sory

6900005002

A Survey of China△

40

2

2

Discip-

linary

Core

Courses

1100016001

Stochastic Processes and Applications

60

3

1

At least

1 from 3

1107016004

Optimization Methods and Applications

50

2.5

2

1107016005

Numerical Analysis

60

3

2

0208096106

Advanced Electromagnetics Field Theory△

60

3

1

 

1207026006

Advanced Quantum Mechanics△

60

3

2

 

1207026002

Quantum Field Theory I△

50

2.5

1

 

Non-

degree

Optional

Courses

Discip-

linary

Optional Courses

1207026016

Nano Optics△

40

2

2

 

0108107028

Radar Theory

30

1.5

2

 

1207027013

Silicon-Based RF Integrated Circuits Design△

20

1

2

 

1207027015

Numerical methods in optical imaging△

40

2

1

 

1207026003

Quantum Field Theory II△

50

2.5

2

 

Other

Optional Courses

6900005003

Chinese Reading & Writing△

60

2

2

 

 

Inter-disciplinary Optional Courses

 

 

 

 

Compulsory Sections

6400006003

Academic Activities (no less than 5 times)

0

1

1, 2

 

 

Elective Competence Development Courses

20

1

1, 2

 

 

Directions: 1.All courses, except for the Chinese ones specified by the requirements, are totally given in English. 2.△means which can be selected by both Masters and Ph.Ds.

6.   Compulsory Sections

The compulsory sections for international students of master candidates include two parts, a candidate is required to complete the following aspects:

1) Elective Competence Development Courses: through introducing the academic cutting edge knowledge, culture, arts and sports, etc, such courses are given to improve the master candidates’ comprehensive competence. A candidate should take at least one course and get one credit after assessment.

2) Academic Activities: to enliven academic atmosphere and to further and broaden master candidates’ scope of knowledge, one should attend at least five academic lectures within and out of UESTC, and fill in the Academic Activities Registration Form and get the official stamp upon attendance. One credit can be granted to the candidate when he/she succeeds in completing the above procedures.

7.   Degree Thesis

All degree thesis problems shall refer to UESTC Regulations for Postgraduate Degree Conferring.