Elective options

For those students completing the diploma only, the electives on the following list are both recommended and accepted:

Elective Options for Physics diploma
*CMNS 125  Introduction to Workplace and Academic Communication 3
or *CMNS 235 or higher  Any CMNS course numbered 235 or higher
or *ENGL 105 Academic Writing
ENGR 113 Engineering Physics – Statics & Dynamics 4
**ENGR 152/MATH 152 Linear Algebra for Engineering 4
or MATH 221 Linear Algebra 3
MATH 270 Introduction to Probability and Statistics 3
PHYS 225 Waves and Introductory Optics
PHYS 325 Fluid Mechanics
PHYS 382 Modern Physics Laboratory I
PHYS 393 Computational Physics 3
PHYS 402 Advanced Optics 3
PHYS 408 Special Topics in Physics 3

 * Only one CMNS or ENGL 105 may be counted as an elective

** Only one of MATH 221 or MATH 152/ENGR 152 may be counted as an elective

The electives on the following additional list are accepted for the diploma, but are only recommended for those students pursuing both the diploma and Physics Major:

Elective Options for BSc Physics degree and Engineering Physics diploma
COMP 155 Object-oriented Programming 4
MATH 255 Ordinary Differential Equations
PHYS 311 Statistical Physics
PHYS 312  Intermediate Electromagnetism
PHYS 321 Advanced Mechanics 3
PHYS 351 Quantum Mechanics 3
PHYS 412  Advanced Electromagnetism
PHYS 455 Solid State Physics 
PHYS 481  Advanced Mathematical Methods of Physics 

Note: Students must choose four elective courses from the Elective Options table. (Additional electives may be accepted upon approval by the Engineering Physics diploma committee)


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