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Graduate students are required to complete their course work within two years.  For the PhD, a minimum of three full courses are required.  A full course represents two one-term courses (half courses).  Additional courses beyond the minimum, including electives from Physics or other departments, may be taken if appropriate for the course of study.  Courses should be selected after consultation with the supervisor. Students who choose Option I must complete three full courses in their first year.  Students who choose Option II must complete two full courses in their first year, followed by one full course in the second year.


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




An example of a program of study for an Option II student in the Atmospheric Physics track is as follows:


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:



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


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

Collaborative Specialization in Environmental Studies

  • ENV1001H: Environmental Decision Making