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Program Details

Faculty : Faculty of Science

Program Name : Bachelor of Science

BGCSE Points(or similar) : 34 Option 1: 20 (Maths + two pure Sciences) Option 2: 22 (Maths +Science D/Award)


Type : Under Graduate

No. of Semesters : 8

Description : BGCSE/equivalent with a minimum of grade D in English Language and a grade of C in Mathematics, and grades of C in any two from Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or a minimum of grade BB in Science Double Award or equivalent, or a minimum of grade A in Physical Science and a grade C in Biology, or equivalent. Upon attainment of the appropriate qualifying grades in Level 100, students may continue in BSc or apply to enter Level 200 of the Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering, Pre-Medical Programme, BSc Statistics, BDes (Design & Technology Education)/(Industrial Design), BSc (Urban and Regional Planning), Bachelor of Geomatics and Bachelor of Science (Applied Geophysics/Physics with Metereology/Radiation and Health Physics).

Courses involved :

Semester 1

Core Courses

  GEOMETRICAL OPTICS, MECHANICS, VIBRATIONS AND WAVES Credits : 4

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 1.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 1.

Semester 2

Core Courses

  ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM Credits : 4

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 2.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 2.

Semester 3

Core Courses

  MECHANICS, VIBRATION & WAVES, PHYSICAL OPTICS Credits : 3
  PROPERTIES OF MATTER, BASIC THERMODYNAMICS Credits : 3
  PHYSICS PRACTICALS 3.1 Credits : 1

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 3.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 3.

Semester 4

Core Courses

  ADVANCED ELECTRICITY & MAGNETISM Credits : 3
  BASIC ELECTRONICS Credits : 3
  PHYSICS PRACTICALS 4.1 Credits : 1

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 4.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 4.

Semester 5

Core Courses

  ADVANCED MECHANICS Credits : 3
  INTRODUCTION TO QUANTUM MECHANICS Credits : 3
  ADVANCED ELECTRONICS I Credits : 3
  PHYSICS PRACTICAL 5.1 Credits : 2

Optional Courses

  MATHEMATICAL METHODS FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES I Credits : 3
  BASIC POTENTIAL FIELDS IN GEOPHYSICS Credits : 3
  SPECIAL RELATIVITY Credits : 3

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 5.

Semester 6

Core Courses

  INTRODUCTION TO ELECTROMAGNETISM Credits : 3
  ANALYTICAL THERMODYNAMICS Credits : 3
  VIBRATIONS, WAVES & ADVANCED PHYSICAL OPTICS Credits : 3

Optional Courses

  ADVANCED ELECTRONICS II Credits : 3
  PHYSICS OF THE ENVIRONMENT Credits : 3
  ELEMENTS OF AIR POLLUTION I Credits : 3

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 6.

Semester 7

Core Courses

  STATISTICAL MECHANICS I Credits : 3
  SOLID STATE PHYSICS Credits : 3
  PROJECT IN PHYSICS I Credits : 3
  PHYSICS PRACTICALS 7.1 Credits : 2

Optional Courses

  PHYSICS OF RENEWABLE ENERGY Credits : 3
  MICROPROCESSOR & DIGITAL SYSTEMS Credits : 3
  MATHEMATICAL METHODS FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES II Credits : 3
  ELEMENTS OF AIR POLLUTION II Credits : 3

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 7.

Semester 8

Core Courses

  ATOMIC & BASIC NUCLEAR PHYSICS Credits : 3
  STATISTICAL MECHANICS II Credits : 3
  ADVANCED SOLID STATE PHYSICS Credits : 3
  PHYSICS PRACTICALS 8.1 Credits : 2

Optional Courses

  MICROCOMPUTING FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES Credits : 3
  BASIC SEISMOLOGY Credits : 3
  INTRODUCTION TO ASTROPHYSICS Credits : 3
  PROJECT IN PHYSICS II Credits : 3

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 8.
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