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Program Details

Faculty : Faculty of Science

Program Name : Bachelor of Science in Physics with Meteorology

BGCSE Points(or similar) : 34 Option 1: 20 (Maths + Physics + Chemistry) 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, Chemistry, and 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. Applicants may be admitted to Level 200 if they have successfully completed Bachelor of Science Level 100 with passes in Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics. Entrance requirements Admission to the degree programme shall be as specified in the Faculty of Science Regulations 23.2.1 and 23.4. Award of Degree To be awarded a degree, a candidate/student must have taken and passed all relevant courses as prescribed in Section 13 and must satisfy the University of Botswana Academic General Regulations 00.8 and 00.9 and Faculty of Science Special Regulation 20.

Courses involved :

Semester 1

Core Courses

  GENERAL CHEMISTRY I Credits : 4
  INTRO TO COMMN & ACADEMIC LITERACY(SCIENCE) Credits : 3
  COMPUTER SKILLS FUNDAMENTALS I Credits : 2
  INTRODUCTORY MATHEMATICS I Credits : 4
  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

  GENERAL CHEMISTRY II Credits : 4
  ACADEMIC & PROFESSIONAL COMMN (SCIENCE) Credits : 3
  COMPUTER SKILLS FUNDAMENTALS 2 INFORMATION SKILLS 11 Credits : 2
  INTRODUCTORY MATHEMATICS II Credits : 4
  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

  INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS Credits : 3
  CALCULUS I Credits : 3
  INTRODUCTION TO ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY Credits : 2
  PROPERTIES OF MATTER, BASIC THERMODYNAMICS Credits : 3
  THE EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE Credits : 3

Optional Courses

  MECHANICS, VIBRATION & WAVES, PHYSICAL OPTICS Credits : 3
  COMPUTING Credits : 3

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 3.

Semester 4

Core Courses

  CALCULUS II Credits : 3
  NUMERICAL METHODS I Credits : 3
  BASIC ELECTRONICS Credits : 3
  ATMOSPHERIC THERMODYNAMICS Credits : 3
  COMPUTER PROGRAMMING - FORTRAN, MATLAB Credits : 3
  INTERNSHIP I: SYNOPTIC METEOROGY Credits : 3

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

  MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS I Credits : 3
  MATHEMATICAL METHODS FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES I Credits : 3
  ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION Credits : 3
  ATMOSPHERIC AND OCEAN DYNAMICS I Credits : 3

Optional Courses

  DYNAMIC METEOROLOGY Credits : 2
  ADVANCED ELECTRONICS I Credits : 3

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 5.

Semester 6

Core Courses

  INTRODUCTION TO AGROMETEOROLOGY Credits : 3
  NUMERICAL WEATHER PREDICTIONS Credits : 3
  ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENTATION Credits : 3
  INTERNSHIP II: FORECASTING & AGROMETEOROLOGY 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

  GLOBAL CIRCULATION MODELS I Credits : 3
  ATMOSPHERIC & OCEAN DYNAMICS II Credits : 3
  BOUNDARY LAYER METEOROGY Credits : 3
  BASIC ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY Credits : 3

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 7.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 7.

Semester 8

Core Courses

  GLOBAL CIRCULATION MODELS II Credits : 3
  GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE Credits : 3
  CLOUD PHYSICS Credits : 3
  RESEARCH PROJECT Credits : 6

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 8.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 8.
Contact Details :
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