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Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics
  •  Undergraduate
  •   4
  •  123 Cr.Hrs
  •  48.760


Chairperson:               Attaelmanan Gaffar
Professors:                  Bashir M. Suleiman, Attaelmanan Gaffar
Associate Professors:  Hussain Alawadhi, Hachemi Benaoum, Mounir Kaidi, Gehad Sadik, Hussein Elmehdi, Ilias Fernini, Oleg Olendski, Kais Daoudi.
Assistant Professors:   Rachik Soualah, Yassir Abdu, Mohammad Azeem, Hafsa Khurshid
Visiting Academics:    Muhammad Mubasshir Shaikh, Antonios Manousakis
Lecturers:                   Bassam Rashed Khader, Omar Adwan, Mohammad Mansour, Nawal Nayfeh, Saja Abdulhadi, Tahani Alsarayreh, Abdulraheem Khudada


To be among the top five applied physics departments in the gulf region; to achieve pre-eminence among universities in the region by providing a positive academic environment; to achieve excellence in educational programs that are based on research committed to the teaching process and community needs and to develop students skills, analytical and creative abilities.


The Applied Physics program has been designed to provide high quality education in physics at the undergraduate level. It has been constructed to prepare graduates to face the general challenges of a professional career and pursue further studies in physics or other related fields. The mission of the Department is summarized in the following:
1. To facilitate the success of physics graduates who can effectively solve societal problems and carry out research related to pure and applied physics with a drive towards service and leadership.
2. To provide quality scientific and technical education, training, innovation and creativity in the areas of pure and applied sciences.

Program Goals

1. Provide a through introduction to classical physics and the basic concepts of quantum mechanics.
2. Help students to develop appropriate skills for the analysis of the physical systems. These include the ability to extract data from real systems, and mathematical skills for the study of physical models.
3. Enable students to develop scientific reasoning, critical thinking, logical argumentation skills, and the ability to adopt the new situations arising from the changing nature of science and technology.
4. Help students to develop the oral and written communication skills required for a scientific and technical career.
5. Help students to acquire an understanding of the nature of physics as it relates to the other sciences and the various technical fields.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the B.Sc. program in Applied Physics, graduates will be able to:
1. Design and conduct experiments, test hypotheses, analyze and interpret data in Physics areas.
2. Apply knowledge of physics and other related disciplines to scientific and engineering problems.
3. Identify, solve and analyze applied physics problems.
4. Analyze the role of modern laboratory equipment and techniques to conduct experiments to solve contemporary issues in physics.
5. Effectively communicate verbally and in writing.
6. Apply the techniques, skills, and modern scientific and technical tools necessary for Physics practice.
7. Identify professional and ethical responsibility related to Physics.
8. Work individually or in a team to develop effective workplace relationships.
9. Formulate or design a scientific process in Physics to meet the desired needs
10. Acquire a broad education necessary to understand the impact of Physics solutions in a global and societal context.
11. Recognize the need for and ability to engage in life-long learning in Physics.

Career Opportunities

Graduates from the Applied Physics program will be prepared to seek advanced degrees and to pursue careers in many fields and agencies such as:
1. Environmental agencies.
2. Energy & Petroleum authorities and agencies.
3. Various Industries.
4. Hospitals and health care centers.
5. Space agencies & Astronomical observatories.
6. Ministry of Education and academic institutions.
7. Telecommunication companies.
8. Military forces, police, and civil defense.
9. Research and scholarship centers.

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