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Curriculum and Syllabus of Master’s Program in Physics

Curriculum and Sylabus of Master’s Program in Physics

To be able to follow the Physics Master’s Program well, students need to have an equivalent of undergraduate education in physics. Students with no such background but excellent achievements can also be accepted, as long as they follow the matriculation program. In the matriculation program, students need to take additional courses of 12 credits which operation will be organized by people in charge.

The minimum academic load at Master’s Program is 36 credits that can be finished in 4 semesters. The load will be divided to courses of 24 required credits (including 9 credits of Thesis and Seminar) and minimum elective courses of 12 credits. The Physics Master’s Program needs to be finished in 6 semesters. The curriculum structure can be seen below:

Compulsory Courses15 credits
Thesis9 credits
Elective Courses12 credits
TOTAL36 credits

The graduation requirement of Physics Master’s Program is: finishing minimum 36 credits (24 credits of required courses and minimum 12 credits of elective courses) with minimum GPA of 2.75 (minimum score for every course is C) and maximum study period of 3 years (6 semesters). This requirement is in line with the general rules for graduation in ITB master’s programs. The rules can be seen below:


Passing Credits

Minimum GPA

Maximum Study Period









3 Years

*Minimum score is C

The compulsory courses consist of fundamental physics concepts and principles. The arrangement of these courses are based on physical “Body of Knowledge” and referred to physics curriculums from numerous universities in the world. The details of each course can be seen at syllabus and SAP.

The elective courses are provided to give students a chance to deepen specific skills in some physics specialties. These specific skills are consistent with the research specialties in physics. The details of each electives can be seen in syllabus and SAP.

 CodeCourse NameCredit(s)
2FI5002Statistical Mechanics*3
3FI5003Quantum Mechanics*3
4FI5004Analytical Mechanics*3
5FI5005Physical System Computation*3
6FI5006Physical Instrumentation System*3
7FI6001Research Methodology3
8FI6093Thesis I4
9FI6094Thesis II4
10FI6095Thesis Seminar1

*The student is required to pass 4 out of 6 courses. If the student passes more than 4 of them, the excess credits wil be counted as electives.

First Semester

 CodeCourse NameCredit(s)
2FI5002Statistical Mechanics3
3FI5003Mechanics Quantum3

Second Semester

 CodeCourse NameCredit(s)
1FI5004Analytical Mechanics3
2FI5005Physical System Computation3
3FI5006Physical Instrumentation System3

Third Semester

 CodeCourse NameCredit(s)
1FI6001Research Methodology3
2FI6093Thesis I4

Fourth Semester

 CodeCourse NameCredit(s)
1FI6094Thesis II4
2FI6095Thesis Seminar1

Elective Courses

 CodeCourse NameCredit(s)
1FI6111Quantum Field Theory2
2FI6121Quantum Orbital Theory2
3FI6131Material Physical and Nano Device2
4FI6141Advanced Reactor Physics2
5FI6151Advanced Radiation Physics2
6FI6161Earth Response Function Modelling and Investigation2
7FI6171Industrial Electronics2
8FI6002Introduction to Science of Energy2
9FI6091Independent Study I3
10FI6211General Relativity Theory2
11FI6221Capita Selecta Photonic and Magnetic Materials2
12FI6231Capita Selecta Electronic Materials2
13FI6241Advanced Nuclear Physics2
14FI6251Physics Radiation Application in Health2
15FI6261Special Topics on Complex System Physics2
16FI6271Analytical Instrumentation2
17FI6092Independent Study II3

Except the courses above, students may take other courses from outside Physics Department as long as their choices are accepted by the departmental advisors and the head of physics master’s program.