Physics for Modern Technology Degree
The B.Sc. Major in Physics for Modern Technology will be a new type of physics degree in Canada.
Physics is a major driving force behind the development of new technology, and in turn, new technologies allow scientists to push forward the boundaries of knowledge. The relationship is symbiotic, so this program is aimed at those who have an interest both in fundamental science and in the practical application of that science in an industrial and/or laboratory setting. As well as studying physics, students will gain technical skills that are highly relevant to work that is going in in local industry.
In order for graduates to successfully find employment upon graduation, the program content has been designed with the needs of local industry in mind, and will include a work placement. Program content will include topics such as:
Quantum Physics, Thermal Physics, Optics & Optoelectronics, Electricity & Magnetism, Electronics, Computer Programming, Business, Industrial Process Control, Signal & Image Processing. Special topics, such as Green Energy Technology and Geographical Information Systems, are also planned. A more detailed outline of the program schedule can be found here.
Graduates of the program can expect to pursue careers in areas such as electronics, green energy technology, telecommunications, industrial process control, technical sales, and teaching, among others.
The proposed degree has successfully completed the approval process within Kwantlen. The latest version of the proposal can be found here. The proposal will now be sent to B.C.'s Ministry of Advanced Education for approval. For progress updates, keep an eye on this webpage, as well as our Facebook page and Twitter feed!