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Department Overview

The Department offers two Bachelor Degrees.

The first is an Applied Physics BSc in one of four applied streams; radiation physics, condensed matter physics, computational physics and astronomy.

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.


The second program offered is Petroleum Geophysics and Remote Sensing BSc. Graduates from PGRS will normally complete a balanced curriculum in mathematics, sciences, petroleum geosciences, geology and remote sensing.

Program Goals:
1. Provide students with the knowledge and skills, including problem analysis, solving, and design, necessary for a successful career in Petroleum Geosciences and remote sensing.
2. Equip students with skills of critical thinking, teamwork, leadership and communications, and use them to solve complex problems in Petroleum Geosciences and remote sensing.
3. Prepare students to develop knowledge using modern design tools and new technologies in sciences and learn through appropriate lifelong education processes.
4. Prepare students to be admitted to and succeed in graduate study in internationally recognized universities.

Program outcomes:

a. Identify, formulate, and solve petroleum, geosciences and remote sensing problems.
b. Apply fundamental principles and concepts of geosciences and remote sensing in theoretical and practical situations.
c. Employ modern technologies and established IT skills to collect, interpret, and present geological data.
d. Implement independent experiments under guidance using to the appropriate research methodologies.
e. Work effectively, responsibly and safely in an individual or team context.
f. Communicate information concisely and accurately using written, visual, and verbal means appropriate to the situation.
g. Actively engaging in professional development and life-long learning activities.
h. Model geosciences related components to meet economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety needs.