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The Chinese University of Hong Kong

JS4690

Enrichment Stream in Theoretical Physics 理論物理精研

THEORETICAL PHYSICS

Short Description

Physics is the study of basic regularities behind various complex phenomena in the physical world. The objects of study range from the tiniest such as quarks in a proton to the largest such as the universe of which our solar system is a minute part, and from systems as simple as free particles to those as complex as typhoons. The goal of the Enrichment Stream in Theoretical Physics is to offer a solid and engaging curriculum to young people with an enquiring mind, to bring them into contact with frontier knowledge, and to engage them in beginning to contribute to the advancement of the understanding of nature and the application of the knowledge.

The Enrichment Stream in Theoretical Physics is designed for students who have a good foundation in secondary school physics and mathematics; it will provide them with a solid grasp of fundamental concepts, analytic, numerical, computational, experimental, and research skills, and teach them to appreciate and understand the important applications of physics in the modern world. Learning activities include lectures, small-group discussions, problem-solving sessions, laboratories, seminars, projects, and research. In addition to core courses, students can select from a pool of elective courses focusing on theoretical physics and mathematics. The Enrichment Stream in Theoretical Physics places special emphasis on project learning and building research capabilities. The Stream is designed for students seeking postgraduate studies at the master's or doctoral level upon graduation.

Learning in the Enrichment Stream in Theoretical Physics is further supported by a number of special academic and extra-curricular enhancement programmes. These programmes include mentoring, summer research in the department, research exchanges with overseas and mainland universities, and internship in the Hong Kong Observatory, the Hong Kong Space Museum, or in various companies. The Department of Physics also offers higher degree programmes leading to MSc, MPhil and PhD degrees. Further information can be found in the physics department webpage http://www.phy.cuhk.edu.hk.

Remarks:
For the structure of the 4-year undergraduate curriculum, please click here.

Programme Website

Requirements

  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGE 3
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3
LIBERAL STUDIES 2
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 4
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
PHYSICS 4
One of the following elective subjects:
MATHEMATICS EXTENDED MODULE 1 OR 2NOTE 3
BIOLOGY 3
CHEMISTRY 3
COMBINED SCIENCE 3
ECONOMICS 3
GEOGRAPHY 3
INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY 3
INTEGRATED SCIENCE 3
TECHNOLOGY AND LIVING (FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY) 3
NOTE:
Mathematics Extended Module I or II is preferred.
Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGENote1 3
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3
LIBERAL STUDIES 2
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 2
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 2 SUBJECTSNote2 3

Note 1
Applicants with very special circumstances may be granted waivers of this requirement on a case-by-case basis. For details, please click here.

Note 2:
The two subjects may include:
(i) 2 New Senior Secondary elective subjects#; or
(ii) 1 New Senior Secondary elective subject and Mathematics (Extended Part) Module I or Module II.    

#Other Language subjects (Grade E or above) will be considered as an unspecified elective subject in fulfilling (i) above.


Note 3:

"Attained with Distinction" in Applied Learning subjects will be accepted by some programmes as an extra subject for awarding bonus points. For details, please click here.     

Calculation of scores for applicants with more than 1 sitting in HKDSE Examination

Most programmes offered by CUHK consider the best results in the same subject taken by a candidate in more than one sitting of HKDSE.  Some programmes may have specific arrangements and the admission scores of candidates seeking admission on the strength of results from more than one sitting of HKDSE may be adjusted.  Details of calculation of scores in more than one sitting of HKDSE for the 2018-19 entry will be finalised and posted at the admissions website (www.cuhk.edu.hk/adm).

First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 42,100

Contacts

Enquiry:

Email: Theoretical_Physics@phy.cuhk.edu.hk

Statistics

Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2017 88 43 66 87 71 355
2016 51 43 60 84 87 325
2015 80 51 88 127 93 439

Offer Statistics (as at the Announcement of the Main Round Offer Results)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2017 25 0 0 0 0 25
2016 22 0 0 0 0 22
2015 20 0 0 0 0 20
Footnote(s)
(1) These are indicative admission quotas, which are subject to adjustment. 
(2) For latest information on interviews for 2018 entry, please visit
http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/adm