Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2015/2016
Canadian Excellence

Physics (PC/CP Dept)

Honours BSc Programs and Minor:

The Department of Physics and Computer Science is conducting a review of its program offerings, and this has resulted in the elimination of the BSc Photonics program after all currently enrolled students have graduated. Laurier is no longer admitting new students into the Photonics program for September 2015. As an applicant to the Photonics program, if you qualified for admission into Photonics you will automatically be given an offer to the BSc Physics program. The Physics and Photonics programs are almost identical in years 1 and 2, and students admitted to either program have always been free to switch to the other one, prior to entering year 3.  Even if Photonics is eliminated as a separate program, students with an interest in this field will still be able to study it by choosing electives within the Physics program. However, the number of available optics and photonics electives may be reduced.

If you have questions about your application or the admission process, please email chooselaurier@wlu.ca, or call 519.884.0710 x3385.

If you would like more information about our Physics program, or you have questions about the changes to Photonics, contact the Chair of Physics and Computer Science, Dr. Marek Wartak at mwartak@wlu.ca.

Department Information on this page
 
Program Information

 
Course Offerings
Course #TitleCredits
PC131 Mechanics [1] 0.5
PC132 Thermodynamics and Waves [2] 0.5
PC141 Mechanics for the Life Sciences [3] 0.5
PC142 Thermodynamics and Waves for the Life Sciences [4] 0.5
PC151 Introduction to Mechanics [5] 0.5
PC152 Introduction to Thermodynamics and Waves [6] 0.5
PC161 Introduction to Mechanics for Life Sciences 0.5
PC162 Introduction to Thermodynamics and Waves for Life Sciences [7] 0.5
PC212 Electricity and Magnetism [8] 0.5
PC220 Digital Electronics [9] 0.5
PC221 Analog Electronics I [10] 0.5
PC235 Classical Mechanics 0.5
PC236 Fundamentals of Photonics 0.5
PC237 Optics 0.5
PC242 Modern Physics 0.5
PC300 Electronics Laboratory II 0.25
PC310 Special Topics 0.5
PC315 Introduction to Scientific Computation 0.5
PC319 Digital System Design [11] 0.5
PC320 Physical Computing: Digital Interaction with the Analog World [12] 0.5
PC321 Quantum Mechanics I [13] 0.5
PC322 Solid State Device Physics 0.5
PC331 Quantum Mechanics II 0.5
PC344 Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics 0.5
PC351 Quantum Computing [14] 0.5
PC360 Electromagnetic Theory [15] 0.5
PC364 Data Communication and Networks [16] 0.5
PC395 Directed Studies 0.5
PC400 Special Topics 0.5
PC421 Photonic Devices 0.5
PC454 Solid State Physics 0.5
PC474 Optical Networks 0.5
PC475 Design of Control Systems 0.5
PC481 Fibre Optics 0.5
PC482 Lasers and Electro-optics 0.5
PC491 Directed Research Project I 0.5
PC492 Directed Research Project II 0.5
PC495 Directed Studies 0.5
PC496 Interdisciplinary Design Project I 0.5
PC497 Interdisciplinary Design Project II 0.5
 

Senate/Editorial Changes

Senate Revision April 15, 2015: BSc in Photonics deleted; CP200/PC200, PC450, PC471 deleted; effective September 1, 2015.

  1. Senate Revision February 4, 2015: PC131 Contact hours revised, exclusion added; effective September 1, 2015.

  2. Senate Revision February 4, 2015: PC132 Contact hours revised; effective September 1, 2015.

  3. Senate Revision February 4, 2015: PC141 Exclusion added; effective September 1, 2015.

  4. Senate Revision February 4, 2015: PC142 Contact hours changed; effective September 1, 2015.

  5. Senate Revision February 4, 2015: PC151 Contact hours revised; effective September 1, 2015.

  6. Senate Revision February 4, 2015: PC152 Contact hours revised; effective September 1, 2015.

  7. Senate Revision February 4, 2015: PC162 Contact hours revised; effective September 1, 2015.

  8. Senate Revision February 4, 2015: PC212 Contact hours revised; effective September 1, 2015.
    Senate Revision April 15, 2015: PC212 Exclusion deletion; effective September 1, 2015.

  9. Senate Revision April 15, 2015: CP220/PC220 renumbered from CP120/PC120, prerequisite and exclusion changes; effective September 1, 2015.

  10. Senate Revision April 15, 2015: PC221 Prerequisite change; effective September 1, 2015.

  11. Senate Revision April 15, 2015: PC319/CP319 Prerequisite change; effective September 1, 2015.

  12. Senate Revision April 15, 2015: CP320/PC320 New course; effective September 1, 2015.

  13. Senate Revision April 15, 2015: PC321 Description and prerequisite change; effective September 1, 2015.

  14. Senate Revision April 15, 2015: CP351/PC351 New course; effective September 1, 2015.

  15. Senate Revision April 15, 2015: PC360 Prerequisite change; effective September 1, 2015.

  16. Senate Revision April 15, 2015: PC364 Prerequisite change; effective September 1, 2015.