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Special Physics Program Specification

A- Basic Information:

Program title: special Physics

Award/ degree: B. Sc. in special physics            

Type: Single Major

Department responsible: Physics Department

Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Alaa ElDin Abd El _Hamied Bahgat

Assistant coordinator: Dr. Mohamed Gaber

Date of approval of program by the Faculty council: 07 /06 /2015


B- Professional Information:

Program aims:

The specific aims of the special physics program are to:

1.1. Provide a course of the highest academic quality in physics and related fields.

1.2. Provide students with an in-depth knowledge of physics to connect the physical behavior of matter with its properties and functions.

1.3. Give the students the ability to apply the methods of mathematics and physics to analyze, interpret and writing a report.

1.4. Provide the students the ability to measurement, observe, problem-solving, critical assessment and communication skills to a level appropriate for a career of leadership in academia or industry.

1.5. Bring students to work in the fields such as medical diagnosis, teaching and research on the universities, research centers, Environmental protection agencies and many industries.

Attributes of a physicist:

The attributes of a physicist consider the general attributes of basic science graduate.

2.1. Recognize the role of basic sciences in the development of society

2.2. Develop scientific approaches that meet community needs considering economic, environmental, social ethical and safety requirements.

2.3. Postulate concepts and choose appropriate solutions to solve problems on scientific basis.

2.4. Use effectively information technology relevant to the field.

2.5. Demonstrate a good basic knowledge of structural and functional aspects of physical systems at many spatial scales, from single molecule to the whole system.

2.6. Connect fundamental ideas about the physical behavior of matter and energy to system’s structure and function.

2.7. Work within multidisciplinary team.

2.8. Understand hypotheses, new problem aspects and different methods for analyzing data.

2.9. Develop the skills and attitude necessary for lifelong and independent learning and participate effectively in research activities.

2.10. Deal with scientific data and communicate about specific subjects appropriately in Arabic, English or other languages.

2.11. Make decisions based on the data acquired from observation and measurements.

2.12. Know the importance of assessing risks and make good judgments about the risk factors.

Academic Standards:

3.1. Academic references of the national standards

The Academic Reference Standards for the award of the B.Sc. degree in physics as well as the attributes and capabilities of the graduates were based essentially on the National Academic Reference Standards (NARS) published by the National Authority for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Education (NAQAAE) for physics branch.

3.2. Compared to what is being presented with the external references

The program standards consistent with the National Academic Reference Standards (NARS) published by the National Authority for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Education (NAQAAE) for basic science.

The Physics program characterized by the following:

The program is characterized by the corresponding counterpart faculties and other universities as containing some legitimate subjects, which earn a graduate of Islamic principles and values, which must be maintained in the behavior and work.

Program Intended learning outcomes (ILOs):

A- Knowledge and understanding

On successful completing this program graduates must be able to:

a1. Define characteristics and concepts of physical properties of solid and fluid materials.

a2. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of basic principles of mathematics and statistics.

a3. Define basics of different branches of chemistry.

a4. Understand the basics of optics, electricity, electromagnetism, plasma physics and different kind of wave motion.

a5. Explain principles of quantum mechanics, thermodynamics and mechanisms of energy transfer.

a6. Know theoretical and practical aspects of atomic and nuclear structure, radiation physics, electronics, magnetic resonance and different kinds of spectroscopy.

a7. Mention applications of advanced physical technology and modern physics.

a8. Apply computer and information technology in different scientific activities.

B- Intellectual skills

On successful completing this program graduates must be able to:

b1. Demonstrate skills in solving problems of mathematics and physics by various appropriate methods.

b2. Understand the relation between fundamental concepts of physics, mathematics and scientific computing and apply in other disciplines.

b3. Apply theories of physics to interpret physical phenomena.

b4. Analyze signals originated from different physical systems using principles of physics.

b5. Analyze different kinds of microscopic and spectroscopic measurements.

b6. Execute and analysis critically the results of an experimental investigation and draw valid conclusions, construct mathematical models, interpret mathematical and experimental results.

C- Practical and professional skills

On successful completing this program graduates must be able to:

c1. Analyze and evaluate information from different theoretical and experimental resources and perspectives.

c2. Design and carry out basic experiments in the physics laboratories safely and effectively.

c3. Solve problems arising from a variety of situation, investigate the properties of solution and interpret the results in terms of the original problem.

c4. Utilize the national for laboratory equipment which are essential for practical research work

c5. Present their work in the form of reports, oral presentations or an internet web site.

c6. Design and execute practical investigations, including the selection of appropriate techniques and procedures from the problem recognition state to evaluation and appraisal of results.

c7. Design and present information and results using suitable software for the analysis,

D- General and transferable skills

Graduates must be able to:

d1. Write a report on related to the field of study in a scientific manner.

d2. Relate life events to physics laws.

d3. Work in a team and communicate with others positively.

d4. Organize, display and critically analyze data and interpret the results of his observations.

d5. Communicate and represent scientific data written and orally using suitable methods.


Program Duration:

Full time attendance of 4 academic years (with two semester’s system) is required for the student to complete the program components and to be awarded the B.Sc. degree in special physics.