Physics and Astronomy – Philosophy, Objectives and Job Opportunities

Philosophy

Physics is a fundamental science that exposes people to the basic laws of nature and the principles required to understanding these basic natural laws. Astronomy on the other hand introduces the students to the natural laws and principles of heavenly bodies that include the planets, galaxies and stars. It is therefore envisaged that students graduating from the department will have received sufficient training in various aspects of physics to enable them appreciate and interpret natural/physical phenomena from a scientific point of view.

Objectives

The aim of the undergraduate and graduate programmes in the Department of Physics is to impart sound knowledge in key areas of research and ultimately lead to the production of high level man power in these areas of Physics. The graduates from our PG programme are expected to develop a high degree of competence in thinking independently about research problems and seeking to provide insight into solutions using the techniques’ learned as physicists.

Job Opportunities

Successful graduates of the above degree programmes are well equipped for postgraduate studies and teaching in the relevant subject. Their training also prepares them for careers in Government Departments, e. g. Meteorology, Geological Survey, National Standard organization; in Industrial research Establishment e.g. Astronomical Observations NRAO, NAOJ, ESO, ALMA, FIIRO, PRODA, NASDRA, NASENI, NAEA, SHETSCO; In oil, steel and other industries; and commercial and technical firms needs the services of a physicist.