Bachelor of Science honours in Physics

The Bachelor of Science Honours degree program in physics will provide graduates with a deep and broad understanding of physics. It covers both practical and theoretical aspects of the subject. It also includes strong research and self-Bachelor of Science honours in Physicslearning component.

Eligibility criteria for admission to the Bachelor of Science honours in Physics

The BSc Special Degree Programme is a four-year programme, comprising courses, adding up to a total of one hundred and twenty (120) credits from Levels 3, 4, 5 and 6.
Students will be selected for the Special Degree on the completion of Level 3 and Level 4.  To be eligible to register for the BSc Special Degree Programme leading to the Special
Degree in a particular subject, a student should fulfill the following criteria, within four (04) consecutive academic years from initial registration in B.Sc. Programme.

(a) A minimum of C grades for thirty (30) course credits of regular courses at Level 3, AND,

(b) A minimum of C grades for twenty-four (24) course credits at Level 4, including twelve (12) course credits from the subject of specialization and, at least eligibility for sitting final examination for the other six (06) course credits, AND

(c) A minimum GPA of 3.00 in course credits adding up to twenty (20) course credits of Levels 3 and 4, from the subject of specialization, AND,

(d) At least a Pass grade or Exemption for each of the continuing education courses CYE3200, LEE3410/LTE3401 and CSE3213

Admission Criteria for BSc (Hons) in Physics

Please note that BSc (Hons) degree programme in 2 + 2 programme, which indicate that the students will admit to the level 5 of the Honours degree programme in Physics after successful completion of Level 3 and 4 of the BSc degree programme within four (04) consecutive academic years from his/her initial registration for the Degree of Bachelor of Science with the following minimum requirements are fulfilled.

  • A minimum of C grades for thirty (30) course credits of regular courses at Level 3, AND,
  • A minimum of C grades for twenty-four (24) course credits at Level 4, including twelve (12) course credits from the subject of Physics and, at least eligibility for sitting final examination for the other six (06) course credits, AND
  • A minimum GPA of 3.00 in course credits adding up to twenty (20) course credits of Levels 3 and 4, from the subject of Physics, AND,
  • At least a Pass grade or Exemption for each of the continuing education courses.

Award of the Degree of Bachelor of Science Special Degree

The Programme of Study leading to the award of the Bachelor of Science Special Degree comprises courses adding up to a total of one hundred and twenty (120) credits of regular
courses and continuing education courses. To be considered for the award of the Bachelor of Science Special Degree, a student shall require to successfully complete:

(a) thirty (30) credits at Level 3 comprising eight (08) credits each from any three chosen disciplines and six (06) credits from among specified open elective courses
at Level 3, AND,

(b) thirty (30) credits at Level 4 comprising twelve (12) credits each from any two disciplines offered at Level 3 and six (06) credits from the remaining discipline
chosen at Level 3, AND,

(c) a minimum of C grades for thirty (30) course credits at the Level 5 of the Programme of Study; comprising twenty-four (24) course credits from the subject of specialization, including all the compulsory courses specified by the respective Department, and remaining six (06) course credits from any subjects and/or open elective courses at the Level 5, AND,

(d) a minimum of C grades for thirty (30) course credits from the Subject of specialization at the Level 6 of the Programme of Study, including all the compulsory courses specified the respective Department include a minimum of six (06) course credits of research component, AND,

(e) a minimum GPA of 2.00 in course credits adding up to one hundred and twenty (120) course credits at Levels 3, 4, 5 and 6 of the Programme of Study

(f) a minimum C grade or exemption for the courses CYE3200, LEE3410/LTE3401 and CSE3213

For the award of the Bachelor of Science Special Degree, a student shall require to complete the above requirements within eight (08) academic years from his/her initial registration to the BSc Degree Programme. For the award of the classes of the Bachelor of Science Special Degree, a student shall require to complete the above requirements within six (06) academic years from his/her initial registration to the BSc Degree Programme. Those who do not complete within the stipulated period may exit at level 5 to be considered for the Bachelor of Science General Degree or at Level 4 to be considered for Higher Diploma in Science.

Accepting On-line Applications: 20th May 2023
Closing Date for On-line Applications: 26th May 2023
Programme Registration date: 26th May 2023
Commencement of Academic Activities: 29th May 2023

Calling Applications for BSc Honours Degree Programme 2023/2024

Fees for students registering for the BSc Hon’s Degree Programme in the academic Year 2023/24 are as follows.

Course fee for Level 5 & 6

  • Tuition Fee: LK 3,270/= per credit
  • Number of Credits of regular courses to be offered/registered per year – between 8-30

Tuition Fee – Overseas Students

    

Regulation for BSc Honours – Physics
R56 form for BSc Honours in Physics 2023/24 (Re-Registration)
Physics SPPH – 2023-24 -R5-6 Final

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Contact Details

This undergraduate study programme is conducted by the Department of Physics, Faculty of Natural Sciences. The Open University of Sri Lanka.

Address :

Dr. J V P Fernando,  Head/ Department of Physics, Faculty of Natural Sciences,
The Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala.

Contact :
011 2881242,
Email :
Contact Programme Coordinator