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KPU's Physics Department also offers a comprehensive package of preparatory, first, and second year university physics courses that transfer to BC's universities, university colleges, and colleges, and to many universities across Canada and the United States. Physics is also going to be a main component in other exciting B.Sc. degrees being developed here at KPU. If you are a non-science student, Introduction to Astronomy (ASTR 1100) is a fun and eye-opening elective course that will also earn you science and Q credits toward your degree. There are also several Engineering options at KPU. We provide physics, astronomy and engineering courses at both the Surrey and Richmond campuses. We also offer an Environmental Physics course (ENVI 2307) at the Langley campus.

In addition to our regularly-offered courses, many new courses are offered as part of our Physics for Modern Technology degree.

Below you will find all our courses listed according to whether they are currently offered. (We also provide a list of courses that are in the KPU Calendar but which are offered only very rarely, depending on student interest.)

Courses offered regularly:

The following courses are regularly offered by the Physics department. Please note this schedule can change without notice.

  • Astr 1100: Introduction to Astronomy
    • Astr 1100 is offered in the Fall and Spring semesters at both Richmond and Surrey campuses. The course is offered in the Summer semester at Surrey campus.
  • Astr 1105: Basic Astronomy
    • Astr 1105 is offered occasionally, depending on student interest and scheduling.
  • Astr 3110: Exploring the Solar System
    • Astr 3110 is offered in the Fall semester at Surrey campus.
  • Phys 1400 / Phys 1401: Energy, Environment, Physics
    • Phys 1400 is offered in the Fall semester at Langley campus.
    • Phys 1401 is a Lab associated with Phys 1400 and is offered in the Summer semester at Langley campus.
  • Phys 1100: Introductory Physics
    • Phys 1100 is offered in the Fall and Spring semesters at both Richmond and Surrey campuses. The course is offered in the Summer semester at Surrey campus.
  • Phys 1101: Physics for Life Sciences I
    • Phys 1101 is offered in the Fall and Spring semesters at both Richmond and Surrey campuses. The course is offered in the Summer semester at Surrey campus.
  • Phys 1120: Physics for Physical and Applied Sciences I
    • Phys 1120 is offered in the Fall and Spring semesters at both Richmond and Surrey campuses.
  • Phys 1102: Physics for Life Sciences II
    • Phys 1102 is offered in the Spring semester, currently at Richmond campus.
  • Phys 1220: Physics for Physical and Applied Sciences II
    • Phys 1120 is offered in the Spring semester at both Richmond and Surrey campuses. The course is offered in the Summer semester at Richmond campus (compressed semester.)
  • Phys 1600: Introduction to Modern Technology
    • Phys 1600 is currently offered in the Fall semester at Richmond campus.
  • Phys 1170: Mechanics
    • Phys 1170 is offered in the Spring semester at both Richmond and Surrey campuses.
    • Please note this course is restricted to students in the Engineering Certificate program.
  • Phys 2030: Classical Mechanics
    • Phys 2030 is offered in the Spring semester at the Richmond campus.
  • Phys 2040: Thermal Physics
    • Phys 2030 is offered in the Spring semester at the Richmond campus.
  • Phys 2420: Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism
    • Phys 2420 is offered in the Fall semester at the Richmond campus.
  • Apsc 1124: Introduction to Engineering
    • Apsc 1124 is offered in the Fall semester at both Richmond and Surrey campuses.
    • Please note this course is restricted to students in the Engineering Certificate program.
  • Apsc 1151: Introduction to Engineering Graphics
    • Apsc 1151 is offered in the Fall semester at both Richmond and Surrey campuses. The course is offered in the Summer semester at Surrey campus (compressed semester.)
    • Please note this course is restricted to students in the Engineering Certificate program.
  • Apsc 1299: Introduction to Microcontrollers
    • Apsc 1299 is offered in the Spring semester at both Richmond and Surrey campuses.
    • Please note this course is restricted to students in the Engineering Certificate program.

Courses offered for Physics of Modern Technology degree:

The following courses are offered as part of the Physics of Modern Technology degree. Please see the new degree's Program Course Grid  to estimate when these courses will be opened for registration.

  • Phys 2010: Modern Physics (was a guided study in fall 2014)
  • Phys 2100: Experimental Physics
  • Phys 2600: Electronics with Microcontrollers
  • Phys 2610: Sensors and Actuators
  • Phys 3610: Introduction to Process Control
  • Phys 3620: Process Control
  • Phys 3700: Signal and Image Processing
  • Phys 3710: Applied Optics and Optoelectronics
  • Phys 3900: Project in Physics and Technology
  • Phys 3950, Phys 3951: Work Placement
  • Phys 4010: Quantum and Solid State Physics
  • Phys 4600: Programming for Instrumentation
  • Phys 4700: Spectroscopic Instrumentation
  • Phys 4800: Special Topics I
  • Phys 4801: Special Topics II
  • Phys 4900: Senior Project

Courses NOT regularly offered:

The following courses are listed in the KPU Calendar but only offered very rarely, depending on student interest.

  • Phys 1112: Reel Physics
  • Phys 2101: Experimental Physics I (replaced by Phys 2100 in degree program, listed above)
  • Phys 2201: Experimental Physics II (replaced by Phys 2100 in degree program, listed above)
  • Phys 2330: Intermediate Mechanics
  • Phys 2421: Laboratory in Electric Circuits
  • Phys 2424: Relativity and Quanta
  • Phys 3202: Biophysics
  • Astr 1120: Introduction to Astrophysics
  • Astr 2101: Astrophysics I - Stellar Astrophysics
  • Astr 2102: Astrophysics II - Galactic Astronomy
  • Astr 3111: Exploring Stars and Galaxies