Tuesday, 25 July 2017

DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS AND SOLAR ENERGY

B.Sc. Degree Programme in Physics and Solar Energy

PHILOSOPHY AND OBJECTIVES

PHILOSOPHY

Physics being the study of matter and energy, involving postulates, theories and experimentation, the ‘hands on’ approach is adopted in the curriculum. In the lectures, emphasis is placed on identifying and understanding the principles of Physics and Solar Energy, while the laboratory courses, demonstrations and tutorials are aimed at reinforcing the understanding of existing theories, discovering new principles and paving the way to the technological and other applications of Physics.

OBJECTIVES:
(i) to give students such laboratory training that makes them conversant with the principles and methods of making decisions, measurements and observations, as well as appreciation of various types of observational and other errors;

(ii) to equip students with adequate and relevant mathematical tools needed for solving physical problems;

(iii) to equip students with computer programming ability and enable them to benefit from the modern and rapidly advancing information technology;

(iv) to train students in basic workshop practice (mechanical and electronics) such that they acquire the ability to fabricate and repair simple devices and equipment;

(vi) to produce graduates that would fill the manpower needs in the appropriate areas of the national economy, including solar energy and other renewable energy utilization industries for sustainable development; and that also have some entrepreneurship urge and skill;

(vii) to equip students with adequate knowledge in Physics and skills for independent study required to pursue postgraduate studies and research;

(vii) to encourage students to initiate and participate as much as possible in local, national and international activities for the promotion and appreciation of Physics in schools, communities and government circles.