2023-2024 / PHYS3032-1



20h Th, 15h Pr

Number of credits

 Bachelor in physics3 crédits 


Serge Habraken

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

Theory (lectures) : 20h

Labs and training: 15h

This course is oriented to students in Physics with the aim to go deeper in one of the important chapter of their education program: optics

We'll bring additional knowledge in geometrical optics as well as physics optics (mainly wave-optics). It also requires to study the basic of electromagnetism.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

The goal of the course is to procure a solid basic in geometrical optics, insisting on the material properties and the applications.
Next, the physics optics develops the principle of light-matter interactions, interference, and diffraction.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Physics and Mathematics learned during 1st Bachelor and Q1 of 2nd Bachelor

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

See next section

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

The course is organized during the 1st period.

Theory: 20h

Schedule to be defined

Labs and training sessions: 5h + 10h

Labs is composed of 1 lab session and a visit of the Space Center of Liege

Schedule will communicated to the students

Recommended or required readings

Notes, slide copies and videos are available on eCampus platform.
Additional notes about geometrical optics are available

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( multiple-choice questionnaire, open-ended questions )

Additional information:

A written exam takes place at the end of the 2nd period.

A second session of exam (written) is organized in Aug/Sept.



Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


Professor: Serge HABRAKEN, Physics, Building B5a - Sart Tilman, Tel: 04/366.36.49, e-mail: shabraken@uliege.be
Secretary: Mrs Christine Renson,
Tel: 04/366.36.14
Support: RATZ Thomas, Physique B5a e-mail: thomas.ratz@student.uliege.be

Association of one or more MOOCs

Items online

eCampus link
The documentation is now available on eCampus