Those who have earned Bachelor’s degree in Physics/Applied Physics or in a related discipline from recognized universities/tertiary level institutions, are eligible to submit application for admission and all applicant will be required to go through a “Selection Process” to be eligible for admission into programs. Details of the “Selection Criteria” will be available in the “Handbook of Graduate Programs”.
Administration of the Program
The intake into this program would be kept limited to such a level so as to foster students’ development through intense and close interaction with the faculty under the expectation that such level of interaction with the faculty would provide the students opportunity for effective and in-depth learning of both theories and technical aspects of research works in respect of the proposed curriculum.
Under the perspectives as stated above, the program would be administered with an arrangements in the department being put in place so that this program can more effectively utilizes the faculty, library and laboratory resources in producing competent graduates with specialization in one or more core areas of applied physics who would be able to eventually undertake post-graduate studies at doctoral level as well as to undertake staff/research/consultative position in private or public sector organizations in the country overseas.
Program Duration and Credit Point Requirements
The proposed M.Sc. program in Applied Physics will normally be of two-year duration involving recommended taught courses and research work on a selected project and it is set that 32 credits points will be required for the award of Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree in Applied Physics.
Areas of Current Research in the Department
The current research activities in the department are confined to the studies of the: Dynamics of Environmental and Atmospheric Phenomena, Earthquake Source Mechanisms; Tsunami Generation and Tsunami Warning Systems; Volcano Formations and Eruption Styles Geophysical Techniques of Resource Exploration; Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy; Solid State Physics; Semiconductor Devices; Modern Optics and Laser Physics; Radiation Physics; Nanostructures and Properties of Nanomaterials; Nanotechnology; Mathematical Modeling of Dynamical Systems; Electronics and Instrumentations; Microprocessor and Microcontroller; etc.