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Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Physics

Canada

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What will I learn?

Applied Physics is the basis of modern technology, including modern telecommunications, photonics, computer technology, medical imaging and cancer therapies. Our Honours Applied Physics program combines studies in modern physics, optics and electronics, math and computer science. As part of your credits for this program, you may opt to take courses in finance, organizational management and entrepreneurship and earn a minor in Business in addition to your degree in Applied Physics.

Honours in Applied Physics

This degree enhances your physics education with additional courses in computing and electronics. Education in applied physics hones your ability to solve analytic problems and to work quantitatively. The program has also been designed to make it possible to complete a minor in Business without taking additional credits. The available courses include finance, organizational management and entrepreneurship.

Future opportunities

A degree in Physics can lead to:

  • employment in the high tech sector and at national laboratories
  • working as a medical physicist helping to plan patient treatment in a clinical setting
  • developing emerging technologies such as photonics and nanotechnology
  • applying analytic skills to business or finance

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$30,400.67 (US$ 22,613) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2023

Venue

Faculty of Science

3230 Herzberg Laboratories,

1125 Colonel By Drive,

OTTAWA,

Ontario (ON),

K1S 5B6, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Secondary school (high school) graduation is the typical level required for admission to the first year of an undergraduate program. Academic performance in previous studies is the main determining factor for admission to undergraduate degree program. Applicants must need the full IB diploma (three subsidiary [SL] and three higher level [HL] subjects), with a minimum of 28 points (please note that some programs are more competitive, so will require higher scores). Applicants may have one subject with a grade of 3, provided it is offset by a grade of 5 or better. Prerequisite subjects must have a grade of 4 or better. IB students may be awarded advanced standing (transfer) credit for HL subjects with a grade of 5 or better subject to the discretion of the appropriate faculty, to a maximum of 3.0 credits. English language requirement: Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL): Minimum score of 70 overall with a minimum score of 60 on each band; Internet Based (iBT) TOEFL: 86 (22 in writing and speaking, 20 reading and listening); IELTS (Academic): 6.5 IELTS (min 6.0 each band); Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: 60 (min 60 in each Communicative Skill); Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 85 (min. score of 80 on each section).

For international students

Secondary school (high school) graduation is the typical level required for admission to the first year of an undergraduate program. Academic performance in previous studies is the main determining factor for admission to undergraduate degree program.

Entry requirements vary country by country.

Students with scores shown in below may be admitted with English as a Second Language Requirement (ESLR).

Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL) - Overall score between 40 and 69 (with a minimum score in each band of 30 and a minimum average of 40 over writing, reading, and listening)

Internet Based (iBT) TOEFL - 61-85 (min 15 each section)

IELTS (Academic) - 5.0 – 6.4 (min 4.5 each band and the average of writing plus reading plus listening divided by 3 must be a min. of 5)

Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic - N/A

Duolingo English Test (DET) - 85-110 (with no subtest score below 65)

Application Deadline: April 1

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Carleton University

Students at Carleton University experience immersive learning through degree-related work experience, hands-on research, and community engagement.

  • Located in a beautiful green space close to downtown Ottawa
  • Most programs offer co-op (paid work-study experience)
  • 14 per cent of students are international
  • Second most sustainable university in Canada

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