Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics, major in Instrumentation (4 years)

Description

Applied Physics is the application of all branches of physics to the broad realm of practical problems in engineering, science and industry. This BS Applied Physics program blends the concrete and the abstract aspects of physics. It provides the students with an opportunity to acquire abilities for continued advancement in technology from fundamental principles in physics. This also promotes the development of strong analytical skills as well as experimental capability through its upper core programs. The instrumentation specialty involves training in design and utilization of scientific instruments.

Identity

Thomasian Graduate Attributes

Thomasian Graduate Attributes

The University of Santo Tomas, in pursuit of truth, guided by reason and illumined by faith, dedicates herself to the generation, advancement and transmission of knowledge to form competent and compassionate professionals committed to the service of the Church, the nation, and the global community.

I am a Thomasian. I carry the SEAL of Thomasian education. I am a Servant leader, an Effective communicator and collaborator, an Analytical and creative thinker, and a Lifelong learner. With Christ at the center of my formation as a Thomasian, I am expected to demonstrate the following Thomasian Graduate Attributes (ThoGAs):

SERVANT LEADER

— Show leadership abilities to promote advocacies for life, freedom, justice, and solidarity in the service of the family, the local and global communities, the Church and the environment.

— Implement relevant projects and activities that speak of Christian compassion to the poor and the marginalized in order to raise their quality of life

— Show respect for the human person, regardless of race, religion, age, and gender

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATOR AND COLLABORATOR

— Express myself clearly, correctly, and confidently in various environments, contexts, and technologies of human interaction

— Work productively with individuals or groups from diverse cultures and demographics

— Show profound respect for individual differences and/or uniqueness as members of God’s creation

ANALYTICAL AND CREATIVE THINKER

— Show judiciousness and resourcefulness in making personal and professional decisions

— Engage in research undertakings that respond to societal issues

— Express personal and professional insights through an ethical and evidence-based approach

LIFELONG LEARNER

— Engage in reflective practice to ensure disciplinal relevance and professional development

— Exhibit preparedness and interest for continuous upgrading of competencies required by the profession or area of specialization

— Manifest fidelity to the teachings of Christ, mediated by the Catholic Church, in the continuous deepening of faith and spirituality in dealing with new life situations and challenges

Becoming Part of the Program

Application Period: July to December of each year

Application Website

Release of Results: January 28 of the following year

Application
Fees

Go to THIS PAGE and look for the “College of Science” tab for the tuition fees.

Welcome Messages for A.Y. 2020-2021

Dear Freshmen Thomasian Scientists,

I would like to extend my warmest virtual welcome to the UST College of Science to all of you!

Never in recent history has science played such a visible role in society. This highlights the country’s need for more scientists to continue the task of discovering and understanding the world we live in, and in innovating technologies and processes to solve humanity’s most pressing concerns. Thomasian scientists have always played a significant role in charting the scientific progress of this country. By choosing the UST College of Science, you have already shown a desire to be part of this country’s scientific workforce. Our motto in the College of Science is “Galing Science, Galing Science!”. This speaks of our desire to instill excellence among our students, which we hope you will all embody by the time you earn your degrees.

This is a truly unprecedented start to Academic Year 2020-2021 for all of us. Rest assured that the College of Science is one with the entire UST community in ensuring that learning will take place for our students despite these challenging circumstances. The learning management system of the university, dubbed the UST Cloud Campus, which has been in place for more than a decade now, is ready to provide the main platform for the efficient delivery of instruction. However, given the distinct challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, our faculty are continuously innovating to meet the demands of this uncharted territory in higher education. We will also strive to provide adequate laboratory instruction, which is central to the sciences, despite the limitations set forth by physical distancing and public health regulations.

We hope to develop a strong partnership with you, our dear students, your parents, guardians, benefactors and families, in order to ensure that you get the quality Thomasian science education you sought to have by enrolling in our college.

We all pray that in due time, we can continue to deliver the quality Thomasian science education you deserve under more normal circumstances.

Prof. Rey Donne S. Papa, PhD

Dean

In this extraordinary time of the COVID-19 pandemic, the role of Faith and Science becomes greatly underscored in our life. Welcoming you to the University of Santo Tomás, therefore, does not only bring joy but hope for the people of God whom you will be serving.

In the face of physical, economic, psychological, and spiritual predicaments, we must be undeterred to pursue the Veritas (Truth) through our academic endeavors per scientiam ad Dominum (through Science towards the Lord) as inspired by our patron St. Albert the Great, and his illustrious disciple, St. Thomas Aquinas, who said: “Just as it is better to illuminate than merely to shine, so to pass on what one has contemplated is better than merely to contemplate” (cf. S.Th. II-II q. 188 a. 6.).

Through Faith and Science, we keep on finding courage in the midst of life’s hardship. When life is difficult, all the more that we need to be full of life. The harder the blow, the harder we hope. Illuminate others than merely shine. Share the fruits of your studies, than merely contemplate. Don’t be discouraged over closed doors; look for the back door and even the open windows. Don’t just focus on what we’ve lost; look also for what we’ve received. Welcome to the UST College of Science.

Rev. Fr. Louie R. Coronel, O.P., HEL

Regent

Career Opportunities

Audio and Light Specialist Designer of new products, gadgets, or scientific instruments Educator Environmental Scientist Geophysicist
Health Physicist Medical Doctor Medical Physicist Researcher Science Content Editor

Program Curriculum (New)

Effectivity: A.Y. 2018-2019

First Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
CHM 401 Principles of Chemistry 3 0 3
CHM 401L Principles of Chemistry (Laboratory) 0 6 2
FIL 1 Filipino 1 3 0 3
MAT 401 Calculus I 4 0 4
MATH MW Mathematics in the Modern World 3 0 3
NSTP 1 National Service Training Program 1 0 0 3
PE 1 PATH-PE 1 2 0 2
THY 1 Christian Vision of the Human Person 3 0 3
UND SELF Understanding the Self 3 0 3
TOTAL 21 6 26

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
ETHICS Ethics 3 0 3
FIL 2 Filipino 2 3 0 3
MAT 402 Calculus II 4 0 4
NSTP 2 National Service Training Program 2 0 0 3
PE 2 PATH-PE 2 2 0 2
PHY 4101 Physics 1 4 0 4 MAT 401, PHY 4101L
PHY 4101L Physics 1 (Laboratory) 0 3 1  MAT 401, PHY 4101
PURPCOM Purposive Communication 3 0 3
THY 2 Christian Vision of Marriage and Family 3 0 3
TOTAL 22 3 26

 

Second Year - 2 Terms

First Term 

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
CONTEM W The Contemporary World 3 0 3
MAT 403 Calculus III 4 0 4 MAT 402
PE 3 PATH-PE 3 2 0 2
PHY 4102 Physics 2 4 0 4 PHY 4101, PHY 4101L, PHY 4102L
PHY 4102L Physics 2 (Laboratory) 0 3 1  PHY 4101, PHY 4101L, PHY 4102
PHY 4103 Computer Programming 2 0 2  PHY 4103L
PHY 4103L Computer Programming (Laboratory) 0 3 1  PHY 4103
PHY 4104 Switching Theory 3 0 3
SCITECHS Science, Technology, and Society 3 0 3
THY 2 Christian Vision of the Church in Society 3 0 3 THY 1 ,THY 2
TOTAL 24 6 26

 

Second Term 

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
PE 4 PATH-PE 4 2 0 2
PHY 4105 Physics 3 4 0 4   PHY 4102, PHY 4102L PHY 4105 L
PHY 4105L Physics 3 (Laboratory) 0 3 1  PHY 4102, PHY 4102L PHY 4105
PHY 4106 Mathematical Physics 1 3 0 3  MAT 402
PHY 4107 Electronics 3 0 3  PHY 4102, PHY 4102L PHY 4107L
PHY 4107L Electronics (Laboratory) 1 0 3 1 PHY 4102, PHY 4102L PHY 4107
READ PH Readings in Philippine History 3 0 3
SCI 401 Differential Equations 3 0 3 MAT 403
THY 4 Living the Christian Vision in the Contemporary World 3 0 3  THY 1, THY 2, THY 3
TOTAL 21 6 23

 

Third Year - 2 Terms

First Term 

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
ART APP Art Appreciation 3 0 3
LIT 1 Literature 1 3 0 3
PHY 4108 Physics 4 4 0 4  PHY 4105, PHY 4105L, PHY 4108L
PHY 4108L Physics 4 (Laboratory) 0 3 1   PHY 4105, PHY 4105L, PHY 4108
PHY 4109 Mathematical Physics 2 3 0 3  MAT 403
PHY 41010 Instrumentation 1 3 0 3 PHY 4107, PHY 4107L, PHY 41010L
PHY 41010L Instrumentation 1 (Laboratory) 0 3 1 PHY 4107, PHY 4107L, PHY 41010
PHY 41011 Theoretical Mechanics 3 0 3  PHY 4101, SCI 401
PHY 41012 Advanced Electronics 3 0 3  PHY 4107, PHY 4107L, PHY 41012L
PHY 41012L Advanced Electronics (Laboratory) 0 3 1  PHY 4107, PHY 4107L, PHY 41012
TOTAL 22 9 25

 

Second Term 

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
GE ELEC I Elective I 3 0 3
LIWORIZ Life and Works of Rizal 3 0 3
PHY 41013 Advanced Laboratory 2 3 1  PHY 4108, PHY 4108L
PHY 41014 Modern Physics 3 0 3   PHY 4108, PHY 4108L
PHY 41015 Instrumentation 2 3 0 3   PHY 41012, PHY 41012L, PHY 41015L, SCI 401
PHY 41015L Instrumentation 2 (Laboratory) 0 3 1   PHY 41012, PHY 41012L, PHY 41015L , SCI 401
PHY 41016 Computational Methods 3 0 3  MAT 403, PHY 41016L
PHY 41016L Computational Methods (Laboratory) 0 3 2  MAT 403, PHY 41016L
SCI 403 Research 1 2 0 2  PHY 41010, PHY 41010L
SCI 404 Practicum 0 3 1 ART_APP, CHM 401, CHM 401L, CONTEM_W, ETHICS, FIL 1, FIL 2, MAT401, MAT 402, MAT 403, MATH_MW, PHY 4101, PHY 41010, PHY 41010L, PHY 41011, PHY 41012, PHY 41012L, PHY 4101L, PHY 4102, PHY 4103, PHY 4103L, PHY 4104, PHY 4105, PHY 4105L, PHY 4106, PHY 4107, PHY 4107L, PHY 4108, PHY 4108L, PHY 4109, PURPCOM, READ_PH, SCI 401, STS, THY 1, THY 2, THY 3, THY 4, UND_SELF
TOTAL 19 18 25

 

Fourth Year - 2 Terms

First Term 

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
ELE 1 Research 2 0 6 2 PHY 41014
PHY 41017 Electromagnetic Theory 1 3 0 3  PHY 41014, PHY 4102
PHY 41018 Quantum Mechanics 3 0 3  PHY 41014, PHY 4106, SCI 401
PHY 41019 Instrumentation 3 3 0 3 PHY 41015, PHY 41015L, PHY 41019L
PHY 41019L Instrumentation 3 (Laboratory) 0 6 2  PHY 41015, PHY 41015L, PHY 41019L
SCI 405 Research 2 0 6 2  SCI 403
TOTAL 9 12 16

 

Second Term 

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
ELE 2 Professional Elective 2 3 0 3
PHY 41020 Electromagnetic Theory 2 3 0 3  PHY 41017
PHY 41021 Thermal Physics and Statistical Mechanics 3 0 3 PHY 41018, PHY 4109
PHY 41022 Instrumentation 4 3 0 3  PHY 41019, PHY 21019L, PHY 41022L
PHY 41022L Instrumentation 4 (Laboratory) 0 3 1 PHY 41019, PHY 21019L, PHY 41022
SCI 406 Research 3 0 6 2  SCI 405
TOTAL 12 9 15

 

Program Curriculum

Effectivity: A.Y. 2009-2010

First Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
ENG 1 Introduction to College English 3 0 3
MATH 101 College Algebra 4 0 4
MATH 102 Trigonometry 3 0 3
PGC Philippine Government and Constitution 3 0 3
PHIST Philippine History 3 0 3
PHL 2 Logic 3 0 3
SA Sociology and Anthropology 3 0 3
THY 1 Contextualized Salvation History 3 0 3
PE 1 Physical Education (2) 0 (2)
ROTC Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (3) 0 (3)
TOTAL 25 0 25

 

First Year – Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
BIO 100 General Biology 3 0 3
BIO 100L General Biology (Laboratory) 0 3 1
CHEM 100 General Inorganic Chemistry 3 0 3
CHEM 100L General Inorganic Chemistry (Laboratory) 0 6 2
ENG 2 Reading and Thinking Skills for Academic Study 3 0 3 ENG 1
LIT 102A Philippine Literatures 3 0 3
MATH 104 Analytic Geometry 3 0 3 MATH 101, MATH 102
PSY 1 General Psychology 3 0 3
THY 2 Church and Sacraments 3 0 3 THY 1
PE 2 Physical Education (2) 0 (2)
ROTC Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (3) 0 (3)
TOTAL 21 9 24
Second Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
ENG 3 Academic Writing Skills 3 0 3 ENG 2
ETAR Economics with Taxation and Agrarian Reform 3 0 3
FIL 1 Komunikasyon sa Akademikong Filipino 3 0 3
MATH 108 Differential Calculus 5 0 5 MATH 104
PHL 5 Christian Ethics 3 0 3 THY 1, THY 2
PHYS 102 Physics I 4 0 4 MATH 101, MATH 102
PHYS 102L Physics I (Laboratory) 0 3 1 MATH 101, MATH 102, PHYS 102 (co-requisite)
PE 3 Physical Education (2) 0 (2)
NSTP National Service Training Program (3) 0 (3)
TOTAL 21 3 24

 

Second Year – Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
ENG 4 Oral Communication in Context 3 0 3 ENG 1, ENG 2
FIL 2 Pagbasa at Pagsulat tungo sa Pananaliksik 3 0 3 FIL 1
HUM 1 Art, Man, and Society 3 0 3
MATH 109 Integral Calculus 5 0 5 MATH 108
PHYS 104 Physics II 4 0 4 MATH 108, PHYS 102, PHYS 102L
PHYS 104L Physics II (Laboratory) 0 3 1 MATH 108, PHYS 102, PHYS 102L, PHYS 104 (co-requisite)
PHYS 301 Mathematical Physics 1 3 0 3 MATH 101
RC Rizal Course 3 0 3
PE 4 Physical Education (2) 0 (2)
NSTP National Service Training Program (3) 0 (3)
TOTAL 24 3 25
Third Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
ELE 301 Electronics I 3 0 3 MATH 109, PHYS 104, PHYS 104L
ELE 301L Electronics I (Laboratory) 0 3 1 ELE 301, MATH 109, PHYS 104, PHYS 104L
MATH 208 Differential Equations 3 0 3 MATH 109
PHYS 106 Physics III 4 0 4 PHYS 104, PHYS 104L
PHYS 106L Physics III (Laboratory) 0 3 1 PHYS 104, PHYS 104L
PHYS 302 Mathematical Physics II 3 0 3 MATH 109
PHYS 305 Instrumentation I 3 0 3 PHYS 104, PHYS 104L
PHYS 305L Instrumentation I (Laboratory) 0 3 1 PHYS 305
PHYS 316 Computational Methods 3 0 3 MATH 109
PHYS 316L Computational Methods (Laboratory) 0 3 1 MATH 109
TOTAL 19 12 23

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
ELE 302 Electronics II 3 0 3 ELE 301, ELE 301L
ELE 302 Electronics II (Laboratory) 0 3 1 ELE 301, ELE 301L, ELE 302
PHYS 207 Modern Physics 3 0 3 PHYS 106, PHYS 106L, MATH 208
PHYS 303 Mathematical Physics III 3 0 3 MATH 208, PHYS 301
PHYS 306 Instrumentation II 3 0 3 ELE 301, ELE 301L, PHYS 305, PHYS 305L
PHYS 306L Instrumentation II (Laboratory) 0 3 1 ELE 301, ELE 301L, PHYS 305, PHYS 305L, PHYS 306
PHYS 308 Introduction to Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics 3 0 3 PHYS 106, PHYS 106L, MATH 208
RES 1 Research I 2 0 2 ELE 302, ELE 302L, PHYS 306, PHYS 306L
SPN 1 Elementary Spanish 3 0 3
TOTAL 20 6 22

 

Fourth Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
PHLSCI Philosophy of Science 3 0 3
PHYS 307 Instrumentation III 3 0 3 PHYS 306, PHYS 306L
PHYS 307L Instrumentation III (Laboratory) 0 6 2 PHYS 306, PHYS 306L
PHYS 309 Theoretical Mechanics 3 0 3 MATH 208, PHYS 207
PHYS 310 Quantum Mechanics 3 0 3 PHYS 207, PHYS 301, PHYS 303
PHYS 317 Electromagnetic Theory I 3 0 3 MATH 208, PHYS 207, PHYS 303
RES 2 Research II 0 6 2 RES 1
SCL 3 The Social Teachings of the Church 3 0 3 THY 1, THY 2, PHL 5
TOTAL 18 12 22

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
PHYS 313 Instrumentation IV 3 0 3 PHYS 307, PHYS 307L
PHYS 313L Instrumentation IV (Laboratory) 0 3 1 PHYS 307, PHYS 307L, PHYS 313
PHYS 314 Solid State Physics 3 0 3 PHYS 310
PHYS 315 Photonics 3 0 3 PHYS 310
PHYS 318 Electromagnetic Theory II 3 0 3 PHYS 317
PHYS 319 Advanced Laboratory 3 0 3 PHYS 207
RES 3 Research III 0 6 2 RES 2
SCL 9 Marriage and Family 3 0 3 THY 1, THY 2, PHL 5
TOTAL 15 9 18

Program Policies

Final Grades and Grading Periods
  • The work of the students shall be graded at the end of each term in accordance with the 5-point numerical grading system.

  • A student’s performance is evaluated in two grading periods: Prelims and Finals.
  • A student’s final grade is based on the average of his/her raw grade computed from two (2) grading periods:

( + )/2

Transmutation of Raw Grades into Final Grades

The average raw grade is transmuted to the 5-point grade equivalent. A sample matrix of computation based on 60-raw grade passing mark is shown:

Lecture and Laboratory Courses

Lecture and their corresponding laboratory courses are known as Co-Requisites.

Lecture Courses

For most technical courses, the passing raw grade is 60.

Class Standing 60%
Preliminary / Final Exams 30%
Course Inquiry Project (CIP) 10%

Course Inquiry Project

  • CIP is a group project that showcases the integration of students’ learning in a particular course. Possible forms are: 1) infographics, brochures, poster, capstone research, and problem sets, among others.

 

Laboratory Courses

Class Standing 70%
Preliminary / Final Exams 30%
Retention Policies
  • Students who do not show satisfactory performance in their academic undertaking shall be debarred from the college.
  • Those with academic deficiencies of 8 units or less will be classified as Probationary. Students will be allowed to enroll the following term but only in subjects authorized by the Dean’s representatives
  • Those with academic deficiencies of 8 units or less will be classified as Not to be Readmitted (NBTR). Except for those in the first year and fourth year, students under this classification will not be readmitted in the following term.
Regular vs. Irregular Student Status

Regular: No deficiencies and taking the regular load

Irregular: With back subjects and/or with uncleared deficiencies (5.0, WF, FA, INC)

Academic Advising Policies
  • Students, as a general rule, should carry the academic load prescribed by the Dean or Dean’s representative.
  • Only graduating students are entitled to carry an overload.
  • Only graduating students are allowed to waive pre-requisites.
Student Welfare and Development

The College of Science is the second home to her students. The college looks after not only the students’ academic progress but also their personal development and well-being.

The following are certain policies and guidelines on student welfare and development set by the College of Science and the Office for Student Affairs.

Indicators of Good Behavior

Based on PPS No. 1027: Code of Conduct

The University of Santo Tomas is the second home of the Thomasian students. Its task is mainly to form and improve the students’ character, attitude and moral values, as well as to develop their intellectual, physical and psychological fitness. A proper norm of conduct is designed to inculcate these ideals.

  • Thomasian core values of competence, compassion, and commitment
  • Honesty
  • Courtesy
  • Diligence
  • Good Grooming
  • Decency and Modesty in Action
  • Maintenance of Peace and Order
  • Camaraderie
  • Care for the Environment
Counseling and Career Services

The University, through its Counseling and Career Center, aim to help learners achieve holistic student development and success.

Counseling and Case Management

  • facilitates academic achievement, personal growth, and social development

Career Services

  • empowers students in making informed career decisions and in developing career competencies needed in the world of work
  • assists in placement fit and in building industry partnerships for students’ career success
Student Organizations
  • The students shall join or form only student organizations whose objectives uphold the vision and mission of the University.
  • Students shall join only organizations duly recognized by the University.
  • The list of local student organizations of the College of Science can be found here.
Levels of Disciplinary Actions

Imposition of disciplinary action is progressive. As such, the following list shows the levels of disciplinary action.

  • Reprimand: Shall serve as a warning that any future violation of this Code shall be a ground for the imposition of a more severe penalty.
  • Suspension: Student is denied or deprived of attendance in classes for a specified period of time
  • Non-readmission: A penalty in which the student is denied admission or enrollment for the subsequent school terms.
  • Exclusion: Dropping from the roll of qualified students in the university
  • Expulsion: Student is excluded from admission to any public or private school in the Philippines.

Offenses punishable by non-readmission, exclusion, or expulsion

  • Dishonesty
  • Hazing
  • Possession of deadly weapons
  • Immorality
  • Using, possessing, and selling of prohibited drugs
  • Drunkenness
  • Vandalism
  • Arson or destruction of University property
  • Blackmail or other forms of extortion

Program Recognition

Level I Accreditation