Degree Type: 

Bachelor of Science


Department of Physics

Programme Duration: 

2 years (Standard Entry)

Modes of Study: 


About Programme: 

Engineering Physicists find employment in a large variety of areas.  With a background in EP, you could find yourself designing new photonics devices, developing a new microscope system, building and testing remote sensing equipment, creating ‘smart’ or self-assembling materials, simulating microelectronics processes, or inventing microscopic or nano machines.  In these capacities, you could be working with a team composed of Engineers from other disciplines, scientists or medical professionals.   Engineering Physicists perform research and development in high-tech industries in the field of telecommunications, microelectronic, lasers and novel material.   Because many engineering physics graduates aspire to careers in the University and Industrial research communities, further studies in applied science or engineering are often pursued.

Entry Requirements: 

A good Higher National Diploma (HND) in Engineering (preferably First or Second class) from a recognized Polytechnic or institution of Engineering

Career Opportunities: 

Engineering Physicists apply Physics to engineering problems in a variety of disciplines.  Professional Engineering Physicists therefore possess competence in physics fundamentals, in mathematics and in engineering practice and design.  They also possess the very fundamental skill of being able to adapt what they know to entirely new ways of doing things.  EP has applications in many areas ranging from medical research to satellite development to oceanographic prospecting.  Because EP students develop a thorough understanding of fundamentals of physics and the application of this knowledge to practical problems,

Programme Structure

Level 100

First Semester

CMS 107: Communicative Skills I
3 Credit(s)

Engaging in academic work at the university is challenging. This course is aimed at equipping fresh students to make the transition from pre-university level to the university level. It assists them in engaging and succeeding in complex academic tasks in speaking, listening, reading and writing. It also provides an introduction to university studies by equipping students with skills that will help them to engage in academic discourse with confidence and fluency.

Second Semester

CMS 108: Communicative Skills II
3 Credit(s)

This is a follow-up course on the first semester one. It takes students through writing correct sentences, devoid of ambiguity, through the paragraph and its appropriate development to the fully-developed essay. The course also emphasizes the importance and the processes of editing written work.