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EAPP Courses

Graduate Courses in EAPP
PHY1460H: Nonlinear Physics PHY1493H: Seismology
PHY1494H: Geophysical Imaging - EM and Potential Methods
PHY1495H: Geophysical Research Methods
PHY1498H: Introduction to Atmospheric Physics PHY1530H: Fluid Mechanics
PHY1540H/Y: Mathematical Methods in Physics PHY2502H: Climate System Dynamics
PHY2504H: Atmospheric Dynamics PHY2505H: Atmospheric Radiative Transfer and Remote Sounding
PHY2506H: Data Assimilation and Retrieval Theory PHY2603H: Inverse Theory
PHY2604H: Planetary Dynamo Theory
PHY2605H: Advanced Exploration Seismology
PHY2609H: Planetary Physics

Graduate students are required to complete their course work within two years. Students who choose Option I are required to take 3 full courses in their first year, followed by 1 full course in the second year. A full course represents two one-term courses (half courses). Student who take Option II must complete 2 full courses in their first year, followed by another 2 full courses in the second.

A typical program of study for an Option I student in the Atmospheric Physics track is as follows:

Typical Option I Schedule in Atmospheric Physics
Fall Spring
Year 1
PHY1530 PHY2504
PHY1498 PHY2505
PHY2506 Elective 1
Year 2
PHY2502 Elective 2
The electives can be other relevant courses in Physics or other departments. These courses, however, should be selected after consultation with the supervisor.


For an Option II student in Atmospheric Physics, an example of a program of study is as follows:

Typical Option II Schedule in Atmospheric Physics
Fall Spring
Year 1
PHY1498 Elective 1
PHY2506 PHY2505
Year 2
PHY1530 PHY2504
PHY2502 Elective 2

Programs of study for students in the Geophysics track depend strongly on whether their research interests are in basic or applied geophysics.  Students should consult with their research supervisor to determine the appropriate courses to take.  As examples, a selection of courses for an Option I student in Basic Geophysics might be:

Example Option I Schedule in Basic Geophysics
Fall Spring
Year 1
PHY1530 PHY1493
PHY1495 PHY1460
PHY2609 Elective 1
Year 2
Elective 2

and an example of courses for an Option II student in Applied Geophysics might be:

Example Option II Schedule in Applied Geophysics
Fall Spring
Year 1
PHY1494 PHY1493
PHY1495 MIN540
Year 2
PHY2605 PHY2603
Elective 1
Elective 2

Other Relevant Courses


  • CHM1415S: Atmospheric Chemistry

  • CHM1478H: Quantum Mechanics for Physical Chemists

  • CHM1480H: Basic Statistical Mechanics

Civil Engineering

  • CIV510H: Solid Mechanics II

  • CIV1419H: Rock Dynamics


  • GLG1441H: Remote Sensing of Earth and the Terrestrial Planets

  • GLG1465H: Geodynamics

  • CGG2222H: Tectonics and Planetary Dynamics

  • GLG3607H: Selected Topics in Geodynamics


  • MAT1508H: Techniques of Applied Math: Introductory Numerical Methods for Differential Equations

Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

  • MIE1201H: Advanced Fluid Mechanics I

  • MIE1202H: Advanced Fluid Mechanics II

  • MIE1207H: Structure of Turbulent Flows

  • MIE1210H: Computational Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer

  • MIE1301H: Solid Mechanics

Mineral Engineering

  • MIN540H: Borehole Geophysics for Engineers and Geoscientists


  • PHY1485H: Lasers and Modern Optics

  • PHY1500H: Graduate Statistical Mechanics

  • PHY1520H: Graduate Quantum Mechanics


  • STA1001H: Applied Regression Analysis

  • STA1005H: Methods for Multivariate Data

  • STA2102H:Computational Techniques in Statistics

  • STA2112H: Mathematical Statistics I

  • STA2202H: Time Series Analysis