Master in Physics Education

General Information

Name of the Study Program Master’s Program in Physics Education (MP-PhyEd)
Management Unit of the Study Program The School of Postgraduate Studies of Universitas    Pendidikan Indonesia
Address JL. Dr.Setiabudhi No. 299 Bandung
Phone/Fax. +6222004548 / +6222004548
Homepage and Email Address http://fisika.upi.edu
Date of Study Program Establishment 24 Mei 2012 based on the Decree Number

3406/UN40/DT/2012.

Recent Accreditation Ranking C, based on the Decree number     119/SK/BAN-PT/Akred/M/II/2015
Quality Management System : ISO 9001:2008, No.: 01100106374, 4 March 2016

(Accredited by TUV Rheinland Cert GmbH)

 

Degree Title Awarded M.Pd.
Admission Requirements A Bachelor’s Degree GPA of 2.75; a TOEFL score of 450 or its equivalents, and Passing the English  and Academic Potency Tests
Length of Study 2 Years (4 Semesters)
Total Credit Requirements 40
Graduation Requirements A Minimum GPA of 2.75,  A TOEFL score of 450,  Scientific Publication in a Journal or Proceeding of National/International Seminar
Further Education Doctoral Degree in Science Education or its equivalents

The MP-PhyEd of the School of Postgraduate Studies (SPS) of Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia (henceforth, UPI, or Indonesia University of Education) was opened in the academic year of 2012/2013 in accordance with the operating license issued by Indonesia University of Education through its Decree Number 3406/UN40/DT/2012. Based on the analysis of the needs of society to the improvement of academic qualifications in the field of Physics Education, then developed a Master Program in Physics Education. The opening of Physics Education Master program considered highly strategic in terms of academic services. Academic and non academic services to students will be more intense and focused. Development of curriculum master program can be made more synergies with Bachelor’s program in physic education. Thus the opening of the Master Program in Physics Education independently will be able to produce graduates educators with qualified master much as expected, who have the competence and ability to perform development and innovation based on research of learning physics.

The MP-PhyEd aims to prepare students to be educators, thinkers, researchers, developers, and practitioners of physics education who possess: (1) broad insight and great concern with physics education with all its dimensions; (2) in-depth mastery of their expertise in the field of education; and (3) the ability to research, develop, plan, and manage physics education and disseminate science and technology in the field of physics education and its related aspects.

The expected learning outcomes for the Master’s Degree in Physics Education Study Program of the School of Post-Graduate Studies of UPI cover a range of abilities, as follows:

Learning Outcomes (LO)

 

Teaching and Learning Approach
Students will be able to analyze and apply the philosophy and theory -oriented learning personal, social and academic learning physics.Discussions, Critical analysis, and self direct learning.
Students will be able to analyze and apply the concepts , laws and theories of physicsDiscussions, Critical analysis, self direct learning, inquiry based learning, project based learning,  collaborative learning, and cooperative learning
Students will be able to develop logical thinking , critical , systematic , and creative in applying physics -oriented learning model personal, social and academic professionals through research to produce innovative worksCritical analysis, self direct learning, mini research

 

Students will be able to analyze and apply the methodology of physics education research with quantitative and qualitative approach in solving the problem of learning physicsDiscussions, Critical analysis, self direct learning, inquiry based learning, project based learning,  collaborative learning, and cooperative learning
Students will be able to validate academic in solving the problem of education and learning physics oriented inter or multidisciplinary approach with an open mind , critical , innovative , and confidentCritical analysis, project based learning, problem based learning mini research, collaborative learning , cooperative learning , self direct learning, and presentation
Students will be able to manage , develop and improve the quality of cooperation in conducting educational research physics with emphasis on quality and timeliness of the results of completed jobsCritical analysis, project based learning, problem based learning mini research, collaborative learning , cooperative learning ,self direct learning, and presentation
Students will be able to formulate ideas, thoughts , and arguments of physics education research results responsibly and based on academic ethics , and to publish in a scientific journal or forum in the national or international levelCritical analysis, self direct learning, mini research, Seminar, report/article writing

 

 

The required course groups and total credits for the students of the Master’s Degree in Physics Education Study Program are listed in the following table.

NoCourse GroupTotal CreditsPercentage
1Foundations of Physics Education410
2Research in Physics Education1230
3Recent Development and Innovations in Physics Education1025
4Specialization1435
Total40100

The assessment components of learning outcomes are generally obtained through midterm examination and final examination. The components also include assignments in the forms of individual/group presentation, performance, portfolio, mini research reports, and papers.

In addition to assessment of course subjects, the teaching and learning process is assessed through qualification examination, which is to determine whether the students qualify to continue their studies or not. Students can take this examination if they have met the minimum requirements of 24 course credits and a minimum TOEFL score of 450. The materials included in the qualification examination consist of pedagogic content, physics content, and knowledge of research methods. Students are declared to pass the qualification examination if they obtain a minimum score of 2.75. Those who have not gained the minimum score are allowed to take a remedial examination in the following month after the first qualification examination. Those who do not pass the second qualification examination will be considered to have dropped out of the program.

Completion of master’s thesis is required for the master’s degree. The thesis writing process begins with the making of research proposal supervised by a supervising lecturer and followed by a seminar of the thesis proposal reviewed by three lecturers. Following this seminar, students can conduct the research and thesis writing with the help of one or two supervising lecturers. Upon the completion of the thesis, students will take a thesis defense, which is divided into First Thesis Defense and Second Thesis Defense.

The MP-PhyEd curriculum is supported by physical facilities and quality human resources.  The faculty members are directed to manage their lectures by optimising students’ potentials on the basis of attitudes and behaviours which are in line with the noble virtues and local wisdoms. The lectures are developed in an attempt of helping students to achieve (learning outcome) and promoting the growth of a healthy academic culture.

Various student services have been developed to help students achieve the best learning outcomes and graduate on time. Some of these services are language courses and workshops on academic writing, research proposal, and thesis, held at least once a year.

In addition, there is Student Communication Forum, which enables students across batches and study programs to interact and exchange ideas. This forum also allows for students to hold various academic and social activities.

Further information regarding the Master’s Degree in Physics Education Study Program can be found in:

  1. UPI’s Academic Guidelines (http://sps.upi.edu)
  2. Book of Curriculum 2015 of UniversitasPendidikan Indonesia
  3. Website of UPI’s School of Post-Graduate Studies (http://sps.upi.edu)
  4. Website of the Master’s Degree in Physics Education Study Program (http://fisika.upi.edu)