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Curriculum Overview - Spms - Nanyang Technological University

Physical and mathematical sciences playcrucial roles in advances in biomedicalsciences, engineering, economics and finance,information technology, etc. For instance,chemistry is indispensible for environmentaltechnologies and pharmaceutical industries;nanotechnology and renewable energyresearch would not have been possible withoutphysics; while mathematics has proved to bekey for many advances in Internet technology,telecommunication and interactive & digitalmedia.// Chair’s MessageAs the progress of mankind continues, newtechnological paradigms and economicsectors emerge rapidly, while old ones fadeaway. Versatility is therefore vital for one’ssuccess. An education in chemistry, physicsand/or mathematics, which empowers us withfundamental knowledge key to innovation,analytical thinking and strong problem-solvingskills, gives us just the versatility we need.Established in 2005, the School of Physical &Mathematical Sciences (SPMS) in NanyangTechnological University (NTU) providesstudents with excellent preparation forfurther studies and fulfilling careers, throughits innovative and relevant B.Sc.(Hons)programmes in Chemistry & BiologicalChemistry, Mathematical Sciences,Mathematics & Economics, Physics andApplied Physics. It also offers M.Sc. andPh.D. programmes in chemistry, mathematicalsciences and physics.Pioneer graduates from these programmeshave found exciting and meaningfulemployment in sectors as diverse as bankingand finance, pharmaceuticals, education,health, environment, defence, and R&D.Others have gone on to further studies inworld-renowned institutions such as Harvard,Professor Ling SanChair, School of Physical andMathematical SciencesBerkeley, London School of Economics,University College London and Max PlanckInstitute.The success of these pioneer graduates reallycomes as no surprise! In the state-of-the-artand purpose-built facilities opened officiallyby Dr Ng Eng Hen, Minister for Education andSecond Minister for Defence, Singapore, on 21July 2009, SPMS students acquire invaluableskills and knowledge, and are mentored bypassionate and caring professors, many ofwhom have won awards for research andteaching. Our close links with industrialpartners and popular industrial internshipprogrammes also add further dimensions tothe learning process. In addition, the vibrantstudent-centric culture makes SPMS a funplace.These SPMS students have madethe right choice. Have you?Chair’s Message3


10 Good ReasonsWhy You Should Study at The Schoolof Physical & Mathematical Sciences1. The only 3- to 4-year direct Honours programme inScience in Singapore.2. Develop strong skills in reasoning and (quantitativeand qualitative) problem solving.3. Active learning through inquiry-based learning,extensive problem-solving, small classdiscussions, open-ended research projects.4. Avoid over-specialization through a broad-basededucation.5. Molecular design and engineering in Chemistry.6. Experimental work with modern devices,instruments and technology in Physics & AppliedPhysics.7. A good mix of fundamental, as well as the applied,computational, and the industrial aspects ofMathematics and Statistics offered by Division ofMathematical Sciences.8. Being an entrepreneur through NTU minorprogrammes.9. Direct experience of problem-solving in industry,relevant to your future career through oursemester-long industrial internship.10. Opportunties in Science and Technology from aScience Education.4 10 Good Reasons


Prof LING SanB.A., M.A.(Cambridge), Ph.D.(UC Berkeley)Chair, Schoolof Physical &MathematicalSciencesEducated in Cambridge with a Ph.D. from UCBerkeley, Prof Ling has established himself inthe fields of number theory, coding theory andcryptography. Prof Ling received the SingaporeYouth Award (Science and Technology) in 2001and the National Science Award (Team) in 2003.Since 2004, he has been the Vice-Presidentof the Singapore Mathematical Society. Heis also currently on the Board of Directors ofthe International Association for CryptologicResearch. He has received the SPMS TeachingExcellence Award in 2007 and 2008 from NTU.Prof LEUNG Pak HingB.Sc. (CNAA), Ph.D.(ANU)Associate Chair(External Relations)and Head, Divisionof Chemistry &Biological ChemistryProf Leung received his Ph.D. from the AustralianNational University, and did post-doctoral workat the University of Toronto and the University ofChicago. Prof Leung is an internationally knownresearcher in the fields of asymmetric synthesisand organometallic chemistry. He has receivedthe SPMS Teaching Excellence Award in 2007from NTU.// Learn from the BestProf SHEN ZexiangB.Sc. (Jilin), Ph.D.(London)Associate Chair(Academic &Graduate Studies)Prof LOH Teck PengB.Eng., M.Eng.(Titech,Japan), Ph.D.(Harvard)Associate Chair(Research)Prof Shen received his Ph.D from King’s College,University of London, and did post-doctoral work inImperial College, University of London. Prof.Shenhas distinguished himself as one of the top RamanSpectroscopists in Asia. He currently serves as amember of the international Board, InternationalPhysics Olympiad.He received the Tadion-RadealPrize for distinguished post-graduate researchat King’s College and the Nanyang Award forResearch & Innovation (Team) in 2008 from NTU.Assoc ProfCHEE Yeow MengB.Math., M.Math.,Ph.D. (Waterloo)Head, Divisionof MathematicalSciencesA/P Chee earned his Ph.D. at the University ofWaterloo, and did post-doctoral work at IBMZurich Research Lab. He is well known for hiswork in combinatorial design theory and appliedcombinatorics. He was formerly Program Directorof the Interactive Digital Media R&D Program atthe Media Development Authority.Trained by Nobel Laureate Prof E. J. Corey atHarvard University, Prof Loh has establishedhimself as one of Asia’s most accomplishedchemists, leading in the fields of green chemistryand organic synthesis. He is currently on theadvisory board of a top international chemistryjournal, Chemical Communications. He hasreceived the Nanyang Award for Research &Innovation (Individual) in 2007 from NTU.Prof Alfred HUANB.A., D.Phil. (Oxford)Head, Division ofPhysics & AppliedPhysicsProf Huan is an Oxford trained physicist who hasestablished himself as an authority on surfacescience, particularly in surface reconstructionand photoemission spectroscopy of oxide-metaland oxide-semiconductor interfaces. In addition,he holds a concurrent appointment as a clustermanager in the Institute of Materials Researchand Engineering. He received the SPMS TeachingExcellence Award in 2009 from NTU.Learn from the Best5


Award Winning Faculty MembersNanyang ProfessorsNanyang ProfessorKIM SunggakNanyang ProfessorRudolph A. MARCUSNational Science AwardNanyang ProfessorFrançois MATHEYNanyang ProfessorNARASAKA KoichiProf LEE Soo YingNational Science Award2003Prof LING SanNational Science Award2003Prof XING ChaopingNational Science Award2003National Research Foundation FellowshipRobin CHI YongguiNanyang Asst ProfEdith ELKINDNanyang Asst ProfHONG Soon HyeokNanyang Asst ProfFrederique EliseOGGIERNanyang Asst ProfChristosPANAGOPOULOSNanyang Assoc ProfXIONG QihuaNanyang Asst ProfYOSHIKA NaohikoNanyang Asst ProfSteve ZHOUNanyang Asst Prof6 Award Winning Faculty Members


Nanyang Award for Excellence in TeachingAsst ProfRoderick W. BATESAward Year 2006Asst ProfSUM Tze ChienAward Year 2006Asst ProfCHEW Lock YueAward Year 2007Asst ProfAndrew James KRICKERAward Year 2007Asst ProfCHUA Chek BengAward Year 2008Dr PullarkatAppukuttan SUMODAward Year 2008Nanyang Award for Research & Innovation// Award Winning Faculty MembersProf LOH Teck PengAward Year 2007(Individual)Prof SHEN ZexiangAward Year 2008 (Team)Asst Prof Yu TingAward Year 2008 (Team)Young Scientist AwardChina FriendshipAwardProSPER.Net-ScopusYoung Scientist AwardAsst Prof Yu TingAward Year 2009Nanyang ProfessorFrançois MATHEYAward Year 2009Nanyang Asst ProfFAN HongjinAward Year 2009Award Winning Faculty Members7


Special ProgrammesIndustrial Internship ProgrammeIndustry and career-relevance are key to any successful education. Recognising this, SPMSprovides students with not just a strong foundation in the Physical, Chemical and MathematicalSciences but also research stints and internship with the industry partners, research institutesand centers.Industrial Internship Programme in DataStorage InstituteCai JiaLin: DSI offers challenging projectsthat provide opportunities for studentsto acquire sophisticated skills that arerelevant and applicable to the industry. Iwas attached to the Optical and MaterialsSystems (OMS) division of DSI and I had thewonderful opportunity to apply what I havelearnt in SPMS and develop knowledge andskills in a research environment. Throughthe Industrial Internship Programme, I gotto understand the industry needs and gain adeeper understanding of R&D and its role inSingapore’s economy.PHY Industrial Internship Programme in DataStorage InstituteLow Seow Chin (right): It was a really greatexperience to be an intern at DSI, A*STAR. Inmy research group, I got to exchange ideaswith fellow interns from a wide range ofdisciplines. The supervisors are passionateabout their research and were willing todiscuss any questions I had. The sincerityto impart their knowledge and researchexperience made my stay at DSI a fun andenjoyable one. It was a fulfilling 10 weeks ofresearch experience and I am very glad tohave been part of the team.8 Special Programmes


Global ProgrammesTo complement our diverse student population, we offer comprehensive global educationopportunities with top-notch universities.Serena Ho: It is not just a hearsay whenpeople tell me how an overseas exchangeprogramme can help broaden one’s globaloutlook and gain a greater appreciationfor the world around us, for I finally gotto experience this for myself during mystudies exchange at the University ofWashington(UW), Seattle in US.The cultural diversity in the friends I madeover in the US is something that I reallyappreciated and treasured. Not only do I getto experience and learn about the Americanway of life, I was also exposed to the variouscultures and mindsets of other nationalities.Delphine Seah: I participated in the NTUGlobal Summer Studies in Wuhan University,which is one of the oldest and mostprestigious universities in China. It was a 1month cultural exchange programme, whichallowed me to develop global perspectivesand connect with people from diversecultures. Through this fun-filled summerexchange, I made many new friends, becamemore independent and gained invaluableinsights to Chinese history and culture, andit had definitely broadened my learningexperience as a university student!// Special ProgrammesINSTEP (International Student ExchangeProgram) in University of Washington, SeattleNTU Global Summer StudiesSpecial Programmes9


Special ProgrammesDISCOVERInfinite research possibilities forbudding researchersURECA - Undergraduate Research Experience on CampusAimed at providing research opportunities to all SPMS undergraduates in their 2nd and 3rdyears. Participants are eligible for a stipend and are given the title NTU President Scholars.“URECA not only provided me the opportunityto carry out real research, it has alsoempowered me by providing the context inwhich I am made responsible for the running,upkeep and maintenance ofsophisticated equipment.”Ngiam Song Wee,Physics & Applied Physics“URECA gives me the very first and uniqueopportunity to touch, feel and experienceacademic research at a highstandard level.”Li Wenjin,Mathematics & Economics“I have explored the process of generating gold nanocages by monodispersedsilver nanocubes through galvanicreplacement reaction, then encapsulatethem by polymer to enhance the stability. Ihave gained a great experience ofresearch work from URECA project.”Lee Rui Lin,Chemistry & Biological Chemistry10 Special Programmes


CN Yang Scholars ProgrammeNamed after Nobel Laureate, Prof Yang Chen Ning, the CN Yang Scholars Programme is NTU’spremier undergraduate programme for science and engineering students.“The CN Yang programme gave me a wholenew perspective to learning. I had theopportunity to practise on the skills I learntand acquire new knowledge one would notlearn from the textbook.”Hui Heng, Phy Yr 2“To maximise my learning capabilities, toseek greater understanding of the sciencesand to take my knowledge beyond theclassroom”.Aaron, Maths Yr 3// Special ProgrammesHappy Faces of SPMS’sCN Yang ScholarsSpecial Programmes11


Enrichment & Accelerated ProgrammesEnrichment & AcceleratedProgrammes• Immerse in research as early as in the first year of study• 3 to 4-year programme leads to a B.Sc. (Hons) degree• Accelerated B.Sc. (Hons) cum M.Sc., and a B.Sc. (Hons) cum Ph.D.On the Fast Track...• Exemptions from many courses• 3-year B.Sc. (Hons) programmethen to graduate school for MSc/PhD at NTU, NUS or abroad…Enrichment Programmes:• URECA – Undergraduate Research Experience on Campus• REU – Research Experience for Undergraduates in Math, Phys, Chem courses• IA – Industrial Attachment (one semester to 6 months)• GIP – Global Immersion Programme• INSTEP – INternational STudent Exchange Programme• A*STAR PostGraduate Academy from B.Sc. (Hons) to Ph.D. in ChemicalSciences• Entrepreneurship CourseOur Fast Track StudentsTan Li HueyNguyen Dang Khoa12 Enrichment & Accelerated Programmes


Direct B.Sc. (Hons)Chemistry & Biological ChemistryOptional Concentration in Green Chemistry or MedicinalChemistry or Food Science & TechnologyMathematical SciencesOptional Concentration in Mathematics of Information andCommunication or Computational MathematicsMathematics & Economics// Programmes @ SPMSPhysicsOptional Concentration in NanotechnologyApplied PhysicsOptional Concentration in Biophysics, NanotechnologyOptical Technology, Semiconductor TechnologyPhysics with Second Major inMathematical SciencesMaster of Science &Doctor of Philosophy by ResearchChemistry & Biological ChemistryMathematical SciencesPhysics & Applied PhysicsProgrammes @ SPMS13


Our GraduatesNguyen Dang Khoa, Class of 2008Ph.D. course at University of California,Berkeley“ This is my first semester at the mathematicsdepartment, University of California, Berkeley.The reason I choose to pursue a PhD inmathematics because of the admiration forthe beauty of mathematics, hence the desireto understand it. Also, obtaining a PhD willhelp me find a job at universities or institutesin the future. I’m interested in numbertheory, commutative algebra and algebraicgeometry; in fact these three broad areas areclosely related to each other. And Universityof California, Berkeley is a great place tolearn them.”Goh Wei Rong, Class of 2009Junior Trader, Capstone Investment Advisors“My job involves providing support in tradeexecution of trading strategies, dealing withlocal currencies, Non Delivery ForwardSwap, stock indices, equities around Asia;helping the trading team in handling tradeallocations, position keeping, develop andexploit new opportunities.I undergone a training course in NewYork, our main office, 2 months back. Theexperience was great, I was learning rolesfrom the senior trader and experienced somecultural difference in terms of work style inAsia.”Xu Xiuhui, Class of 2009Defence Medical and Environmental ResearchInstitute @ DSO National Laboratories“My current work in the Analytical ResearchLaboratory requires me to detect andanalyse hazardous chemical samples. I amcurrently learning how to conduct air samplemonitoring in both indoor and outdoorenvironments using various analyticalinstruments. Being actively involved in thisproject allowed me a greater understandingof how to troubleshoot problems andovercome work obstacles.My colleagues’ dedication to work hasinspired me to learn and take on a greaterrole. At the end of the day, you’ll feel a greatsense of satisfaction as you can see yourcontributions being applied to good use forour nation’s defence and security.”14 Our Graduates


“SPMS,where learningcomes alive!”NUR FILZA BINTE MOHAMED ASLAMFirst Class Honours graduate(Chemistry & Biological Chemistry), 2009• Valedictorian, Class of 2009• Ng Bok Eng Scholarship, 2006 – 2007• Raffles Junior College Alumna, 2004 – 2005• Violinist with PA Talents, Orkestra MelayuSingapura, 2003 - present// Enrichment & Accelerated ProgrammesDivision of Chemistry & Biological Chemistry15


Division of Chemistry and Biological ChemistryProgrammeOverview• One of the best Chemistrybuilding in the world for teachingand research.• Following the guidelines set bythe American Chemical Society,our curriculum is designed toprovide a strong foundation incore Chemistry courses withconcentrations in MedicinalChemistry, Green Chemistry andFood Science and Technology.• Enrichment courses in ForensicScience, Materials Chemistry,Chemical Biology, and manymore.• Plenty of research and industryexposure with attachments tolocal industries and researchcenters, or overseas universities.• Exclusive Exchange Programmesin UK, Japan, China, Australiaand Thailand – only available toCBC students.16 Learn from the Divisions


Curriculum OverviewHonours Project 1Industrial InternshipHonours Project 2YEAR 4Research Project (Elective)Chemical SpectroscopyOrganometallic ChemistryPhysical ChemistryOrganic ChemistryYEAR 3Research Project (Elective)Analytical & Bio-Analytical ChemistryInorganic & Bio-Inorganic ChemistryOrganic & Bio-Organic ChemistryPhysical & Bio-Physical ChemistryYEAR 2Research Project (Elective)Modern ChemistryOrganic ChemistryForensic ScienceBiological ChemistryYEAR 1Learn from the Divisions17// Division of Chemistry and Biological Chemistry


Division of Chemistry and Biological ChemistryState-Of-The-ArtEquipment for Teaching andResearch :• High Resolution MassSpectrometer• Single Crystal X-RayDiffractometer• High field 500MHz, 400MHzand 300MHz Nuclear MagneticResonance Spectrometers• An amplified ultrafast lasersystem capable of takingfemtosecond ‘snapshots’ ofchemical reactions and dynamicsas they happen.• Optical Spectrometers• Liquid / gas chromatography –mass spectroscopy systems andconfocal microscope for researchand teaching.18 Learn from the Divisions


Careers OpportunitiesPharmaceutical IndustryProcess ChemistManufacturing ChemistPetrochemical IndustryEngineerResearch & DevelopmentResearch ScientistEducationProfessorEducation SpecialistTeacherFine ChemicalsProduct SpecialistMarketing ManagerGovernment AgenciesAdministration ExecutiveStrategic planning Officer// Division of Chemistry and Biological ChemistryFood IndustryFood TechnologistQuality Control AnalystMaterialsQuality Assurance AnalystValidation SpecialistLearn from the Divisions19


Division of Mathematical Sciences“Looking back now, I really missmy undergraduate years backin NTU/SPMS.”CHONG JIA LINGFirst Class Honours graduate(Mathematical Sciences), 2009• Hwa Chong Junior College Alumna, 2004 – 2005• Dean’s List 06/07, 07/08• MOE Teaching Scholarship• MOE HQ Attachment (Higher Education QualityAssurance), 2008


Program OverviewWhat is “Mathematical Sciences”?Mathematical sciences covers Pure Mathematics, Applied and ComputationalMathematics, Statistics, domains of computer science, engineering, life sciences,physical sciences and social sciences, in which mathematics plays an important role.What Majors do we offer?Major in Mathematical SciencesAn innovative programme with three tracks:Applied MathematicsFor those who seek the practical use of mathematics,where you master the art of computation.StatisticsFor those interested in the analysis of randomphenomena.Pure MathematicsFor the analytical thinker, who is interested in havinga deep and adaptable understanding of the logicalstructures of mathematics.Major in Mathematics and EconomicsAn equal mix of Mathematics and Economics, perfectfor ambitious students aiming for a career in thefinancial sector.Students will learn how mathematics is a powerfultool for modelling economic and financial marketactivities.One of the strengths of our groupis in applied mathematics. In thisimage the dynamics of a part of arocket engine are being studied witha computational technique called thefinite element method.Learn from the Divisions21// Division of Mathematical Sciences


Division of Mathematical SciencesCurriculum OverviewMajor in Mathematical SciencesAll students commence with 18 months of common courses, designed to build astrong foundation for more advanced learning, After that, they begin specializing intothe various tracks. Our innovative programme emphasizes expertise with informationtechnology, communication skills, business skills such as entrepreneurship, andinterdisciplinary outlook.AnalysisAlgebraDiscrete MathGeometryLogicNumber TheoryTopologyProject / Internships / Seminars / Supervised StudyAnalysisNumerical AnalysisScientific ComputingOptimizationT C S*PhysicsBioinformaticsStatisticsBiostatisticsComputational StatisticsFinanceEconomicsBusinessYEAR 4+YEAR 3AnalysisAlgebraAnalysisNumerical AnalysisStatisticsApplied StatisticsYEAR 2FoundationsCalculusLinear AlgebraDiscrete MathProbabilityComputingYEAR 1*Theoretical Computer Science22 Learn from the Divisions


Curriculum OverviewMajor in Mathematics and EconomicsThis programme is designed to give our students the skills most sought after byleading firms in the financial services industry.On the Mathematics side, the emphasis in the later years of study will be onnumerical, computational and statistical methods.On the Economics side, students will study both quantitative techniques, aswell as fundamental concepts.Projects / Internships / Seminars / Supervised StudyAdvanced Topics:OptimizationStatisticsApplied MathAdvanced Topics:Business & FinanceQuantitative EconomicsPoliciesYEAR 4+YEAR 3// Division of Mathematical SciencesAnalysisNumerical AnalysisProbability & StatisticsOptimizationEconometricsMathematical EconomicsYEAR 2CalculusLinear AlgebraProbabilityComputingMicroeconomicsMacroeconomicsYEAR 1Learn from the Divisions23


Division of Mathematical SciencesCareers OpportunitiesMany leaders in fields as diverse as finance, IT, biotechnology and engineering,often started their careers with a degree in mathematics. Some of the infinitecareer possibilities are...Life SciencesBioinformatics SpecialistEpidemiological AnalystBiostatisticianClinical Trials ManagerMedical TechnologistBiometrics SpecialistEngineeringComputational ModellerOperations Research AnalystQuality Control AnalystSystem and Control specialistLogistics SpecialistResource ManagerInformation TechnologyProgrammerSystems AnalystGaming ConsultantAnimatorCryptographerDigital Media SpecialistDeveloper of Algorithms for TelecommunicationsResearch & EducationProfessorResearch ScientistStatisticianResearch ManagerTeacherFinanceActuaryQuantitative AnalystInvestment AnalystRisk Analyst, Data MinerHealth EconomistEnergy Market AnalystVolatility Analyst24 Learn from the Divisions


“Key for research,understand, think theninnovate”PURNAWIRMANFirst Class Honours graduate(Physics & Applied Physics), 2009• International Physics Olympiad 2005, Bronze• Singapore Scholarship 2005 – 2009• University Scholars Award 2009• Shell Eastern Petroleum Gold Medal cum CashAward 2009// Enrichment & Accelerated ProgrammesDivision of Physics & Applied PhysicsPhoto Credit:NTU Corporate Communications Office25


Division of Physics & Applied PhysicsProgramme OverviewPhysics MajorAims to equip students with solid analytical and computational skills, at the same timeproviding strong experimental training.Applied Physics MajorEmphasizes the physical principles that are critical in driving frontier technologyand applied research.Physics with second major in Mathematical SciencesThe second major in Mathematical Sciences allows students to acquire astrong mathematical foundation for future graduate studies in theoretical andcomputational physics.We believe in the value of laboratory-based problem solving, so there will be plenty ofopportunities for undergraduate research and internship.Curriculum OverviewPhysics with2nd Major inMathematicalSciencesPure PhysicsApplied PhysicsOptional ConcentrationNanotechnologyOptional ConcentrationsOptical TechnologySemiconductor TechnologyNanotechnologyBiophysicsYEAR 4Mathematical SciencesPhysics MajorUnderstanding PhenomenaApplied Physics MajorTechnology OrientedKey Theories in PhysicsClassical Mechanics, Quantum Mechanics,Electrodynamics, Statistical ThermodynamicsYEAR 3YEAR 2Conceptual Understanding & Mathematical FoundationMechanics & RelativityFields & OscillationsOptics & WavesYEAR 126 Learn from the Divisions


Modern CurriculumAdapted from top UK and US universities, anddesigned to track forefront developments in physicsand applied physics research.Rigorous contact with core content areas in theclassical, quantum, and statistical physics ofparticle and fields help students develop analytical,computational, and experimental skills that areessential for research, industry, and business.Excellence in TeachingProfessors are dedicated and responsive to theintellectual needs of students.Professors welcome questions on Physics or aboutlearning in general.Be Among Friends…Strong camaraderie amongst students, as exemplified by our yearly Undergraduates BBQ Nite,where everyone mingle in a relaxed atmosphere.Juniors are helped by seniors at the Physics Forum.Learn from the Divisions27// Division of Physics & Applied Physics


Division of Physics & Applied PhysicsCareers OpportunitiesWide Choice of CareersPhysics is a challenging scientific discipline. A student who successfully completes aphysics degree will be rewarded with a wide choice of careers. Critical analysis, quantitativereasoning, and problem solving skills acquired in a Physics or Applied Physics degree arecoveted by variety of employers.Firmly Grounded Education for Dynamic FutureThe rapidly evolving Singapore and global economy is constantly in demand of individuals whocan be easily redeployed. A physics graduate with sets of analytical and critical thinking skillswill be well-placed for induction into the dynamic economy of the future.R & D @Research OrganisationsEnergy ScienceNanoscience & TechnologyDefence Science & TechnologyProfessional PhysicistsMeteorologyMetrologyRadio TherapyMedical ImagingHi –Tech IndustriesRenewable EnergyMicroelectronicsPhotonicsData StorageITBanking & Finance,Commerce and ManagementRisk analysisFund managementEducation and Teaching ServicesProducing the next generation of thinkers28 Learn from the Divisions


Salary ComparisonOf Related CareersPROFESSIONMEDIAN WAGEPhysicist $4,775Information Technology Security Specialist $4,665Automation Engineer $4,600Operations Research Analyst $4,220Automotive Engineer $4,187General Physician $4,055Financial Analyst $4,000Systems Designer & Analyst $3,900Semiconductor Engineer $3,853Accountant $3,800Materials Engineer $3,770Production Engineer $3,700Aeronautical Engineer $3,663Structural Engineer $3,500Computer Engineer $3,498Mechanical Engineer $3,489Civil Engineer $3,400Dentist $3,344Software Engineer $3,330Electrical Engineer $3,308Marine Engineer $2,800// Division of Physics & Applied PhysicsSource: Report on Wages in Singapore 2007, Ministry of Manpowerhttp://www.mom.gov.sg/publish/etc/medialib/mom_library/mrsd/row_2007.Par.31644.File.tmp/2007Wages_table3.xls (Table 3)Learn from the Divisions29


Postgraduate ProgrammesPostgraduate ProgrammesThe School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences strives to create an environment thatencourages and rewards the pursuit of academic research excellence.Each Division strives to be the very best in its field, and faculty members are gainingoutstanding international reputation for research and teaching.Strong R&D links are forged with other leading universities, research institutes, and industry,both in Singapore and globally.Our dynamic faculty are involved in challenging and impactful problems to engage graduatestudents in their research.Research Areas:Chemistry & Biological ChemistrySustainable Green ChemistryAnalytical and BioanalyticalChemical BiologyMolecular Materials and NanoscienceCatalytic and Organic SynthesisInorganic and OrganometallicPhysical and TheoryMathematical SciencesDigital MediaAlgorithmic Game Theory and Computational EconomicsBiostatistics and BioinformaticsOptimizationDiscrete Applied MathematicsPure MathematicsPhysics & Applied PhysicsLaser Physics and Ultracold MatterRenewable EnergySpintronicsEmergent (quantum) Phenomena in Condensed MatterNanoscience & NanodevicesBiophysics & WaterTheory & Computation30 Postgraduate Programmes


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SCHOOL OF PHYSICAL & MATHEMATICAL SCIENCESNanyang Technological University21 Nanyang Link, SPMS-04-01, Singapore 637371Tel : +65 6513 8459 Fax : +65 6515 9663Email : spmsundgrad@ntu.edu.sgwww.spms.ntu.edu.sgReg. No. 200604393R

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