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Physics, Astronomy and Engineering


Physics tells us why the sky is blue, what light is, and how our universe formed. Physics also fuels the amazing leaps of human creativity that give us devices like smartphones, GPS units, MRI machines, and countless others. These innovations exist because someone--a person like you--studied physics and figured out something new about how our universe works. The Physics Department at Kwantlen Polytechnic University invites you to follow in their footsteps.

Classes at KPU are small, with a maximum of 35 students in lectures and 20 students in labs. Such small class sizes allow you to receive more personal attention from your instructors. Students who need additional help also have access to peer tutors in Physics and other disciplines at our campus Learning Centres.

As KPU continues to take measures to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff during COVID-19, all Spring 2021 Science & Horticulture lectures will be delivered online. A limited number of blended courses will be offered. For more information regarding blended courses in the Faculty of Science and Horticulture, including a full list, please visit FSH Spring 2021 Course Information. For more information, contact KPU's Future Students Office at

Programs and Courses

Physics for Modern Technology: Bachelor of Science Major

The B.Sc. Major in Physics for Modern Technology will give students a solid background in physics and also in the applications of physics to modern technology.

Engineering First-Year: Certificate

A complement of first-year engineering courses are packaged together as an Engineering First-Year Certificate. Applying for Fall 2020? The application deadline has been extended until August 1,2020 or until filled.

General Course Offerings

KPU's Physics Department also offers a comprehensive package of preparatory, first, and second year university courses in physics, astronomy, engineering and an environmental protection course.

    General Science: Associate of Science Degree

    The Associate of Science in General Science is tailored for students who are uncertain of the major they wish to complete, or who wish to follow an articulated pathway to a specific degree at a specific institution.

    Science: Diploma

    This credential is awarded in recognition of a substantial course profile in science taken at KPU. There is no recognition of a Diploma of Science with respect to transferring to a receiving institution other than transfer credit on a course-by-course basis.


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