Undergraduate Program for Specialty in physics

 

Ⅰ. Program Objective

The objective of this major is to cultivate future’s scientists. We have tailored our curriculum to provide students with a broad and solid foundation of Physical theories, enhanced capability of mathematical and logical analyses, and a good skill of hands-on and experimental analyses. Some concentrations, including Theoretical Physics, Plasma Physics, Condensed-Matter & Materials physics, Optics, Astrophysics, Nuclear and Particle Physics, Precision Measurement Physics, are built to provide students a comprehensive understanding on the state of the arts in Physics. The goal is to let students have concrete background knowledge for doing research in the future whatever in frontier science and advanced technology.

 

Ⅱ.Learning outcomes

1. Learn fundamental theories and basic experimental skill in a systematic and comprehensive way;

2. Learn mathematical skill compulsory for analyzing physical problems, fluent communication skill and scientific writing in English, and computer-aided experiments and simulations;

3. Learn basic ability for doing scientific research.

 

Ⅲ. Program Highlights

Provide a good training with concrete background knowledge of physics and mathematics, and excellent communication skill in English. Stimulate students’ curiosities about scientific research, meanwhile; cultivate students to obtain capabilities of logical thinking and analyzing.

 

Ⅳ. Major Disciplines

Theoretical Physics, Optics, Condensed Matter and Material Physics, Astrophysics, Nuclear Physics, Precision Measurement Physics, Plasma Physics.

 

Ⅴ. Program Length and Degree

Duration: 4 years

Degree Conferred: Bachelor of Science

 

Ⅵ. Credits Hours and Units

Minimum curriculum credits (including courses and practicum): 150 credits

Major-related basic courses and core courses cannot be covered using credits from other courses in the program.

 Minimum Extracurricular Credits: 5 credits

1. Courses Credits Hours and Units

Course type

Required/Elective

Hrs/Crs

Percentage (%)

General Education Core Curriculum

Required

744/46.5

34.1

Elective

160/10

7.3

Basic Sub-disciplinary Courses

Required

464/26.5

19.4

Major-specific Core Courses

Required

520/41.5

30.4

Major-specific Electives

Elective

192/12

8.8

Total

2080/136.5

100

2. Practicum credits

Course Title

Course Nature

Weeks/Credits

Percentage (%)

Military Training

Required

2/1

7.4

On-campus Voluntary Work

Required

1/0.5

3.7

Electrical Engineering Practice

Required

2/1

7.4

Engineering Internship(Scientific Research Training

Required

2/1

7.4

Undergraduate Thesis

Required

20/10

74.1

Total

27/13.5

100

3. Extracurricular Credits

No.

Extracurricular Activities and Social Practice

Requirements

Extracurricular Credits

1

Community Engagement(Take higher credit between items 1.1 and 1.3)

1.1 Participate in activities of social practices; submit report and pass oral defense

1

1.2 Participate in academic summer camp, summer school; obtain certificate or pass oral defense

1

1.3 Entitled as Activist by the Communist Youth ‘league of HUST or Hubei Province; Membership of the group which is entitled as Excellent Social Practice Group by the Communist Youth League of HUST or Hubei Province(1 for university level, 2 for province level)

1~2

2

Academic activities

Participate in the Learned Lecture organized by school for 5 times; submit lecture records and submit report for one lecture; obtain proof of school

1

Participate in the activities of Physics Night or Discipline Guidance for 5 times; submit a final report and

3

English Test (Take maximum credit from only one item)

3.1 CET-6

480 points or higher

1

4

Academic competition or other comprehension recognized by school (Take maximum credit from only one item)

4.1 University Level

Win first prize

3

Win second prize

2

Win third prize

1

4.2 Province Level

Win first prize

4

Win second prize

3

Win third prize

2

4.3 National Level

Win first prize

6

Win second prize

4

Win third prize

3

5

Academic Paper

Publish paper in physics-related peer- reviewed journal

Each paper (depends on journal’s level)

2~3

6

Research Programs

Participate in one training of research and discussion; pass oral defense

Each item (depends on research project, working period, research capability and outcome)

1~3

Complete Outstanding Student Project

Involve in research project at the Innovation Base or any research group; pass oral defense

Complete university-level Innovation Training Program

Each item (depends on research project, working period, research capability and outcome)

1~2

Complete national-level Innovation Training Program

2~4

7

Experiments

Participate in the class of demonstration experiments and pass oral defense

Each item

1~3

Note: In HUST Sports Competition, the first and the second prize, the third to the fifth prize, and the sixth prize to the eighth prize are deemed respectively the first prize, the second prize and the third prize of university level.

 

Ⅶ. Main Courses

Basic Sub-disciplinary Courses: History of Physics, Error Analysis and Data Processing, Probability and Statistics(Ⅲ), Analogue Electronics(Ⅰ), Fundamental Mathematical Methods in Physics, Mathematical Methods in Physics, Topics on Frontier Physics, Elemental Physics Laboratory(Ⅰ)(Ⅱ), Comprehensive Physics Laboratory, Modern Physics Laboratory(Ⅰ)(Ⅱ)

 Major-specific Core Courses: Mechanics, Thermal Physics, Electromagnetic,  Optics, Atomic Physics, Solid State Physics, Theoretical Mechanics, Electrodynamics, Quantum Mechanics, Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics

Major-specific Electives: Introduction to precision Measurement Physics, Introduction to Biophysics, Computational Physics, Laser Physics, Nuclear Physics and Particle Physics, General Relativity and Cosmology, Introduction to Condensed Matter Physics, Introduction to Astrophysics, Introduction to Plasma Physics, Introduction to Geophysics

 

Ⅷ. Practicum Module (Experiments included)

Science Research Practice, Undergraduate Thesis

 

Ⅸ. Course Schedule

School (Department): School of physics             specially: Physics

Course Type

Required

/Elective

Course Code

Course Name

Hrs

Crs

Including

Seme

ster

Extra-cur.

Exp.

Oper

ation

General Education Core Curriculum

Required

0301902

Morals & Ethics & fundamentals of Law

40

2.5

8

 

 

1

Required

0100721

Survey of Modern Chinese History

32

2

8

 

 

2

Required

0100733

Basic Theory of Marxism

40

2.5

8

 

 

3

Required

0100932

Social Practice of Ideological and Political Theories Course

24

1.5

20

 

 

2

Required

0100322

General Introduction to Mo Zedong Thought and Socialist Theory with Characteristics

56

3.5

 

 

 

5

Required

0100741

Current Affairs and Policy

32

2

14

 

 

1~6

Required

0510071

Chinese

32

2

10

 

 

2

Required

0700011

Calculus(Ⅰ)

88

5.5

 

 

 

1

Required

0700012

Calculus(Ⅱ)

88

5.5

 

 

 

2

Required

0508453

Fundamental English(Ⅰ)

56

3.5

 

 

 

1

Required

0508463

Fundamental English(Ⅱ)

56

3.5

 

 

 

2

Required

0400111

Physical Education(Ⅰ)

32

1

 

 

 

1

Required

0400121

Physical Education(Ⅱ)

32

1

 

 

 

2

Required

0400131

Physical Education(Ⅲ)

32

1

 

 

 

3

Required

0400141

Physical Education(Ⅳ)

32

1

 

 

 

4

Required

1100011

Military Theory

16

1

 

 

 

7

Required

0801665

Engineering Graphics(Ⅰ)

40

2.5

 

 

 

1

General Education Core Curriculum

Required

0827781

Computer and the foundation of programming design(C++)

48

3

 

 

24

1

Elective

 

Electives in the Humanities and Social Sciences

160

10

 

 

 

1~8

Required either or

0833174

Database technology and Application

32

2

 

 

12

4

0811163

Network technology of computer and Application

32

2

 

 

12

4

Basic Sub-disciplinary courses

Required

0705863

History of Physics

24

1.5

 

 

 

1

Required

0705871

Error Analysis and data processing

32

2

 

 

 

2

Required

0700063

Probabilities and Statistics(Ⅲ)

40

2.5

 

 

 

3

Required

0800121

Analogue Electronics(Ⅰ)

64

4

 

 

 

2

Required

0706931

Fundamental Mathematical Methods in Physics

64

4

 

 

 

2

Required

0700464

Mathematical Methods in Physics

64

4

 

 

 

3

Required

0706332

Topics on Frontier Physics

32

2

 

 

 

5

Required

0704835

Fundamental Physics Lab Experiments(Ⅰ)

32

1

 

32

 

2

Required

0706035

Fundamental Physics Lab Experiments(Ⅱ)

32

1

 

32

 

3

Required

0706222

Comprehensive Lab Experiments

48

1.5

 

48

 

4

Required

0706232

Lab experiments of Modern Physics(Ⅰ)

48

1.5

 

48

 

5

Required

0706242

Lab experiments of Modern Physics(Ⅱ)

48

1.5

 

48

 

6

Major-specific Core Courses

Required

0800633

Mechanics

72

4.5

 

 

 

1

Required

0800642

Thermal Physics

48

3

 

 

 

2

Required

0800653

Electromagnetics

72

4.5

 

 

 

3

Required

0800661

Optics

72

4.5

 

 

 

4

Required

0700441

Atomic Physics

48

3

 

 

 

4

Required

0700145

Solid State Physics

64

4

 

 

 

6

Required

0827701

Theoretical Mechanics

72

4.5

 

 

 

3

Required

0800684

Electrodynamics

72

4.5

 

 

 

5

Required

0800371

Quantum Mechanics

72

4.5

 

 

 

5

Required

0800694

Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics

72

4.5

 

 

 

6

Major-specific Electives

Elective

0800134

Digital Electronics

48

3

 

 

 

5

Elective

0706342

Introduction to Precision Measurement Physics

48

3

 

 

 

6

Elective

0705081

Introduction to Biological Physics

48

3

 

 

 

6

Elective

0700334

Computational Physics

48

3

 

 

16

6

Elective

0700553

Laser Physics

48

3

 

 

 

6

Elective

0706272

Nuclear Physics and Particle Physics

48

3

 

 

 

7

Elective

0700571

General Relativity and Cosmology

48

3

 

 

 

7

Elective

0700503

Introduction to Condensed Matter Physics

48

3

 

 

 

7

Elective

0706291

Introduction to Astrophysics

48

3

 

 

 

7

Elective

0700562

Introduction to Plasma Physics

48

3

 

 

 

7

Elective

0705091

Introduction to Geophysics

48

3

 

 

 

7

Practical Training Items

Required

1300013

Military Training

2W

1

 

 

 

1

Required

1304411

Electrical Engineering Practice

2W

1

 

 

 

3

Required

1300458

Engineering Internship

2W

1

 

 

 

6

Required

1300024

Labouring for Public Benefit

1W

0.5

 

 

 

6

Required

130006c

Undergraduate

20W

10

 

 

 

7~8