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School of Graduate Studies (2018/2019)
25.19 Physics and Physical Oceanography

Programs leading to the Degree of Master of Science in Physics and in Physical Oceanography are offered to both full and part-time students. The following Departmental Regulations are supplementary to the General Regulations governing the M.Sc. degrees.

25.19.1 Program of Study for Master of Science in Physical Oceanography
  1. Preference for admission will be given to students with a B. Sc. Honours Degree who have taken senior undergraduate courses in fluids, oceanography, and mathematical physics.

  2. Students are normally required to take a minimum of 12 credit hours in graduate level courses, of which at least 6 credit hours shall be selected from among the courses listed in Courses below between the numbers 6300 - 6399.

  3. Before submission of the thesis to the School of Graduate Studies for examination, the student must present a seminar on the topic of his/her thesis research.

25.19.2 Program of Study for Master of Science in Physics
  1. Preference for admission will be given to students with a B. Sc. Honours Degree in physics. Students should normally have taken senior undergraduate courses in physics, such as electricity and magnetism, statistical physics, quantum mechanics, or experimental physics.

  2. Students are normally required to take a minimum of 12 credit hours in graduate level courses, of which at least 6 credit hours shall be selected from Courses below.

  3. Before submission of the thesis to the School of Graduate Studies for examination, the student must present a seminar on the topic of his/her thesis research.

25.19.3 Courses

A selection of the following graduate courses will be offered to meet the requirements of candidates, as far as the resources of the Department will allow.

  • 6000 Condensed Matter Physics I
  • 6001 Condensed Matter Physics II
  • 6002 Superconductivity
  • 6003 Path Integral Techniques in Condensed Matter Physics
  • 6010-19 Special Topics in Condensed Matter Physics
  • 6040 Biophysics
  • 6060-69 Special Topics in Interdisciplinary Areas
  • 6200 Nonlinear Dynamics
  • 6308 Ocean Dynamics I
  • 6309 Ocean Dynamics II
  • 6310 Physical Oceanography
  • 6313 Physical Fluid Dynamics
  • 6314 Field Oceanography
  • 6315 Polar Oceanography
  • 6316 Ocean Measurements and Data Analysis
  • 6317 Ocean Acoustics
  • 6318 Numerical Modelling
  • 6319 Climate Dynamics
  • 6320 Turbulence
  • 6321 Coastal Oceanography
  • 6322 Stratified Fluids
  • 6323 Stability Theory
  • 6324 Models in Ocean Ecology
  • 6360-69 Special Topics in Physical Oceanography (excluding 6363)
  • 6363 Laboratory Experiments in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
  • 6400 Statistical Mechanics
  • 6402 Theory of Phase Transitions
  • 6403 Stochastic Processes, Time-Dependent and Non-equilibrium Statistical Mechanics
  • 6413 Soft Matter Physics
  • 6502 Electrodynamics
  • 6722 Light Scattering Spectroscopy
  • 6760-69 Special Topics in Atomic and Molecular Physics
  • 6800 Group Theory
  • 6810-19 Special Topics in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics
  • 6850 Quantum Mechanics I
  • 6851 Quantum Mechanics II
  • 6900 Techniques in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics
  • 6910-19 Special Topics in Experimental and Applied Physics

Note:

For Geophysics, see Earth Sciences.