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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 details of the undergraduate curriculum, please click here.

Programme Website

Requirements

  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGE 3
CITIZENSHIP AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT Attained
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 4
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
PHYSICS 4
One of the following elective subjects:
BIOLOGY 3
INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY 3
TECHNOLOGY AND LIVING (FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY) 3
ECONOMICS 3
MATHEMATICS EXTENDED MODULE 1 OR 2NOTE 3
CHEMISTRY 3
GEOGRAPHY 3
NOTE:
Mathematics Extended Module I or II is preferred.
Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGENote1 3
CITIZENSHIP AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENTNote2 Attained
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 2
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 2 SUBJECTSNote3 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:
For Liberal Studies (LS) subject taken in 2023 or before, a Level 2 or above will be considered as “Attained” in Citizenship and Social Development. The LS level will not be considered in the calculation of admission scores.

Note 3:
The two subjects may include:
(i) 2 elective subjects; or
(ii) 1 elective subject and Mathematics (Extended Part) Module I or Module II or Other Language subjects (Grade E or above).
(iii) For Integrated Science or Combined Science subject(s) taken in 2023 or before, a Level 3 or above will be considered as an unspecified elective subject where applicable.

Note 4:
"Attained with Distinction I/II" 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 2024-25 entry will be finalised and posted at the admissions website (admission.cuhk.edu.hk).

First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 42,100

Contacts

Enquiry:

Email: ugadm@phy.cuhk.edu.hk

Statistics

Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2023 77 60 79 99 87 402
2022 87 56 93 88 92 416
2021 80 40 68 88 74 350
2020 75 52 92 96 82 397
2019 82 57 76 96 85 396
2018 76 44 69 92 98 379
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
2023 27 0 0 0 0 27
2022 29 0 0 0 0 29
2021 25 0 0 0 0 25
2020 23 0 0 0 0 23
2019 22 1 0 0 0 23
2018 26 0 0 0 0 26
2017 25 0 0 0 0 25
2016 22 0 0 0 0 22
2015 20 0 0 0 0 20