Bachelor of Science (Physics) (Honours)

Department of physics at IIUM will not only teach students about the structure of physical law, but it will allow students to take part in its discovery. Along the way students will learn to "think like a physicist" which is a hard-to-describe skill combining practiced intuition, the scientific method, and a faculty for approximation.

Programme Description

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Department of Physics offer the Bachelor of Science in Physics (Honours) program. This program will provide students with the skills to pursue a wide variety of careers, and many students find the subject so fascinating that they go on to pursue Masters or PhD degrees. The program are designed to provide students ~in addition to the fundamentals of physics~ a broad range of skills in laboratory techniques, critical thinking, computer use, and teamwork, which will serve students well in your chosen career.
Bachelor of Physics program also provides ourstanding teaching combined with many opportinities to students to activaly invlove in the cutting-edge research that is going on in our research groups.

Students have the possibility to enroll in a number of specialized courses provides in the concentrations and to actively participate in the cutting-edge research carried through at the department. 


The presently area of concentration:

  • Biophysics
  • Computational Physics
  • Instrumentation Physics

The prospective area of concentration:

  • Quantum Information
  • Quantum Optics
  • Cosmology


Program Structure

Level of Studies : Bachelor of Physics (BPhys)
Duration : 4 years 

A student must successfully completed at least 134 credit hours (CH) of course work, consisting of the University (20 CH), Kulliyyah (9 CH) and Department requirements and Co-curriculum (3 CH).


Entry Requirements

  1. A pass at the GCE level with credits in
    • Mathematics
    • Chemistry
    • Biology
    • Physics

    Any other equivalent qualification recognized by the government of Malaysia and approved by the Senate of the University.

  2. Pass in the English Placement Test (EPT) conducted by IIUM or has evidence of IELTS or TOEFL qualification:


    Programe IELTS TOEFL
    Undergraduate   (English Medium) Average Band 6.0 550 paper-based   213 computer-based
    Undergraduate   (Arabic Medium) Average Band 5.5 525 paper-based   196 computer-based


  3. Other admission requirement:
    A Diploma in related area with a CGPA of 2.5 or above.