Physics as a natural science involves the study of matter and its motion through space and time, along with related concepts such as energy and force. More broadly, it is the general analysis of nature, conducted in order to understand how the universe behaves.
Typical careers in physics:
One possibly appealing aspect of studying physics is the diversity of physics careers, which are not set in any one direction. Many physics graduates go on to work within research roles, these are spread across many different industries including education, automotive and aerospace industries, defense, the public sector, healthcare, energy, materials, technology, computing and IT.
What can you do with a physics degree?
- Physics careers in technology :- physics graduates can work alongside other specialists in order to develop new ideas and products. They can also works in new coming and potential-rich fields such as robotics, nanoscience and nanotechnology which demand multidisciplinary researchers.
- Physics careers in healthcare :- physics careers in the healthcare sector are numerous. Medical physics overlaps significantly with biomedical engineering to create, review and maintain medical technologies and equipment.
- Physics careers in engineering :- the engineering sector provides many careers in physics, particularly within manufacturing and technology-based roles. Physics graduates are often tasked with improving and developing products and manufacturing processes.
- Physics careers in energy:- there are plenty of careers in physics within the energy sector, whether renewable or non-renewable energy. Alongside the rise of renewable energy, oil and gas companies remain big players in the energy market, in which their major employees are physics graduates.
- Geophysics and meteorology careers:- those who study physics are prime candidates for environmental careers, thanks to their scientific understanding of the ways in which the Earth functions.
Finally, if none of the options above appealed, the physics degree holder could use the mathematical proficiency to enter into the financial world, or the knowledge of technological innovation to head into a relevant field of the legal sector (such as patent law or forensics). Media and entertainment are two more potential industries, where physicists are in demand for roles such as scientific journalism, computer game programming and film special effects. Other options include roles in space and astronomy, teaching, manufacturing, transport, architecture and communications.
The Department of Physics grants the Bachelor degree in the science of physics (B.Sc.) after four years of full-time study. The courses and their associated credits for the four years of study are shown in the following tables.
The Department of Physics also offers postgraduate programs (MSc and PhD) with various options of specialization. Although it is possible to enter into scientific research as a trainee or technician with a good undergraduate degree, those looking to pursue long-term careers in research should consider further study.
The main reason to study physics at graduate level is to gain more in-depth, specialized knowledge, to work effectively in a specific field. Potential areas of specialization include astrophysics, particle physics, biotechnology, nanotechnology, meteorology, condensed matter theory, quantum dynamics, applied physics, plasma physics, aerospace dynamics, atomic and laser physics, atmospheric, oceanic and planetary physics and climate science.
Physics Departments’ Research Groups
- 1- Nano research group
- 2- Solid State Physics research group
- 3-Theoretical Physics research group
- 4-Bio-Medical Physics research group
- 5-Plasma Physics research group
- 6-Material Science research group