The Department of Physics offers a Physics BSc degree program that prepares graduates for a wide range of careers and thereby supply the UAE with skilled, scientifically-trained, professionals who can help “power and drive” the UAE’s knowledge-based economy. In order to achieve this, the Physics Department’s strategy is to provide a generous number of electives with a lean core curriculum delivering the necessary professional skills, competencies, and physics knowledge. The degree provides elective options in Engineering Physics, Space Science, and Physics Education. Alternatively, students will be encouraged to consider taking a minor with their Physics BSc degree, for example in Nuclear Engineering or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. A wide range of elective physics courses, such as in Advanced Instrumentation, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Biological Physics, Nanotechnology, Nuclear and Particle Physics, Quantum Mechanics, and others will be made available to students.
The BSc in Physics program involves the development of a great range of knowledge, skills, and competencies. These may be summarized in terms of:
Prospects for employment opportunities for physics graduates is excellent. There is a growing demand in almost every sector of the job market. Physicists are employed in many industries, including energy(nuclear power, oil, and gas), materials (petrochemicals and metals); aviation, aerospace, and defence; pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and life sciences; healthcare equipment and services; transportation, trade, and logistics; education; financial services; and telecommunications.