Programme Name: Master of Science (Physics)

Last update 29 June 2020

Awarding Institution Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Teaching Institution Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Programme Name Master of Science in Physics
Final Award
Master of Science (Physics)
Programme Code MSF
Professional or Statutory Body of Accreditation
Kementerian Pengajian Tinggi
Language(s) of Instructions
Bahasa Melayu & English
Mode of Study Conventional
Mode of operation Self-govern
Study Scheme Full Time and Part time
Study Duration

Full Time: Minimum:  1½ years; Maximum: 3 years

Part Time: Minimum: 2½ years; Maximum: 4 years

Type of Semester No. of Semesters No. of weeks per semester
Full Time Part Time  Full Time Part Time
Normal 3 6 14 14

Graduates those are strong in Physics knowledge and able to

  1. apply their knowledge and skills in planning, analysis, design and supervision of work in physics.
  2. solve problems logically, analytically and creatively with confidence..
  3. work in society with diverse background to achieve common goals.
  4. communicate effectively and work in a team to achieve excellence.
  5. appreciate entrepreneurship and foresee opportunities towards job-creation for the nation.
Code Intended Learning Outcomes Teaching and Learning Methods Assessment



Integration and Generation of Knowledge in Sciences

(C5, P5, A4)

Ability to integrate and generate in-depth relevant scientific knowledge for the benefit of related physics disciplines. Lectures, seminars, assignments, directed reading, active learning, laboratory work Examinations, presentations, written assignments, problem-based exercises, and dissertation.



Experimental and project works.

(C5, A4)

Ability to apply knowledge to perform project works scientifically to explain physics phenomena. Lectures, assignments, research project, directed reading, simulation exercises,  problem-based learning Examinations, written assignments, research dissertation, presentations, problem-based exercises.



Trouble-shooting Techniques and Skills, Communication Skills, Team Working and Leadership

(P5, A4)

Ability to analyze and solve physics problems and also ability to evaluate situations and react responsibly to communicate, cooperate and lead a team among peers and others. Supervised project, lectures, individual assignment, seminar group assignments. Research dissertation, examinations, written assignments, presentations, group reports



Professionalism and Ethics


Ability to integrate professional ethics in life, organization, society and individual to fulfill the needs of mankind in both spiritual and material aspects. Lecture, supervised project, group assignment, seminar Research dissertation, Written assignments, presentations, log book.



Continuous Education


Ability to acquire knowledge independently for continuous personal and professional development Research work, dissertation, individual assignments Research dissertation, written assignments





Ability to explain managerial concepts and identify business opportunities and initiate action to achieve it. Lecture, research work Research dissertation
No. Classification Credit Hours Percentage Standard (QA)
1. Compulsory University Subjects 6 14.3 50%
2. Program Core 9 21.4
3. Program Electives 6 14.3
4. Research 21 50 50%
  Total 42 100 100%


This is a 3-semester full-time programme, which comprises 42 credits that include 3 physics core courses (9 credits), 2 elective courses (6 credits), 1 University course (3 credits), Research Methodology and Dissertations (21 credits). Typical distributions of courses are as follows:


Semester 1

Course Code Subjects Credit
MSCF 1113 Quantum Mechanics 3
MSCF 1423 Semiconducting Bulk Materials 3
MSCF 1xx3 Elective Course 3
UHAx 6xx3 University compulsory subject 3
MSCF 1010 Seminar HW**
Total 12


Semester 2

Course Code Subjects Credit
MSCF 1143 Electrodynamics 3
MSCF 1xx3 Elective Course 3
MSCF 1813 Research Methodology 3
MSCF 1020 Seminar HW**
Total 9

** HW = Attendance is compulsory


Semester 3

Course Code Subjects Credit
MSCF 2180/ Dissertation (full time) / Dissertation (part time) 21
MSCF 2190
Total 21

* Dissertation Codes: xx8x = full time, xx9x = part time


Elective Subjects

Course Code Subjects Credit
MSCF 1123 Elementary Particles 3
MSCF 1313 Acoustic & Ultrasonics 3
MSCF 1413 Analytical Techniques 3
MSCF 1433 Semiconductor Devices 3
MSCF 1443 Thin Film Physics 3
MSCF 1453 Non-Crystalline Solid 3
MSCF 1463 Phase Transformation 3
MSCF 1513 Optoelectronics 3


Please refer to Appendix E (page 86) for synopsis of each course.

Graduates of the program can work as

  • Research officer – Research Institute, university and industries
  • Science Officer — Research Institute, university and industries
  • Physics Teacher – Schools and colleges
  • Quality control officer – Industries
  • Industrial materials scientist
  • Material testing and analysis expert