University & Program

National University of Kaohsiung

Department of Applied Physics 應用物理學系

Program Level
Language of instruction
Under 50% taught in English
Fall / Spring

Development Characteristics
Physics is exciting, intellectually challenging, and rewarding. Physics research covers a vast array of subjects, ranging from small nuclear particles to the evolution of nature and earth. It aims to understand our daily interactions with sound, light, magnetism, electricity, heat, etc. All research on the physical nature of these topics have provided humankind with a clearer understanding of space, material structure, and the evolving “chaotic” theory. Hence, physics plays a vital role in our daily lives.
Physics is closely tied to many other fields, such as electrical engineering, computer science, materials science, mechanical engineering, space engineering, civil engineering, chemistry, biotechnology, environmental studies, etc. We offer general physics courses to all undergraduates at the College of Science and College of Engineering. We also offer courses with affiliated departments, notably Electrical Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Applied Chemistry and the Institute of Biotechnology. These course offerings include solid state physics, laser theory, statistical physics, physical mathematics, atomic theory, spectrum analysis, polymer physics, biophysics, etc.
Department of Applied Physics at NUK was established in year 2002 and started to offer Master degree programs in year 2007. Our department is closely research-collaborated with correlated departments in National Sun Yat-Sen University, National Cheng Kung University, National Kaohsiung Normal University and I-Shou University in southern Taiwan. Physical research in our department gives priority to three fields: nanotechnology, optoelectronics, and magnetic and semiconductors. Both experimental and theoretical aspects of research are emphasized.
The Department is strongly committed to research in applied physics and the development of frontier technologies. Thus, the multidisciplinary undergraduate program aims to provide undergraduates with both fundamental knowledge and solid experimental experiences. Our faculty’s research is in many emerging fields, including magnetic and semiconductors, optoelectronic materials, nanoscience and nanotechnology. We also initiate close collaborations with industry that have provided students and faculty opportunities to contribute to product research and development.
The physics program at NUK gives students a deep foundation of knowledge and problem-solving ability on which they can build a variety of careers. Students are encouraged to participate in ongoing research projects. With the liberal arts education at NUK, students leave NUK with not only a complete physics foundation but also technical skills and management ability in preparation to be future leaders.


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