Physics

Physics

Physics

The development of physics has answered many questions of early philosophers, but has also raised new questions reflecting on the basic metaphysical and epistemological questions posed by physics.  Thus giving the student a knowledge of the historic and philosophical background, which gives that kind of independence from prejudices of his generation from which most scientists are suffering.  

The programme is designed to

a.) provide students with a broad and balanced foundation of physics knowledge and practical skills and instill in them a sense of enthusiasm for physics, and appreciation of its applications in different contexts.  

b.) develop in students the ability to apply their knowledge and skills in Physics to the solution of theoretical and practical problems and also develop in them through an education in Physics a range of transferable skills of value in Physics and other areas.

c.) provide students with knowledge and skills base for further studies in physics or multi-disciplinary areas involving physics.  

Admission Requirement

UTME The entry requirements are credit level passes in five subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry to form the core subjects with credit in one other relevant science subject at the Senior Secondary School Certificate or its equivalent. In addition, an acceptable pass in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) into 100-level is required.   

Direct Entry 

Candidates with two A level passes (graded A-E) at the Advanced Level in Physics and any of the following subjects (Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Geography, Mathematics).    

Graduation Requirement

To graduate, a student must pass a minimum of 120 units including all compulsory courses.   

Learning Outcomes

  • All Bachelors honours degree students in Physics are expected to develop the following abilities and skills:
  • Regime of Subject Knowledge Cognitive abilities and skills relating to solution of problems in Physics and  Physics related disciplines.  
  • Competencies and Skills  Practical skills relating to the conduct of laboratory and industrial work in Physics.            
  • Behavioral Attitudes General skills relating to non-subject specific competencies, communication, ICT knowledge, interpersonal, organization skills and ethical standards.   

Job Opportunities

Successful graduates of the above degree programmes are well equipped for post graduate studies and teaching in relevant subjects. Their training also prepares them for Careers in Government Departments, e.g. Meteorology, Geological Survey, National Standard Organization; in Industrial Research Establishment e.g. FIIRO, PRODA; in oil, steel and other Industries, and in Commercial and Technical firms needing the services of Physicists. 

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