Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT)

Bachelor of science Physics

  • Bachelors Degree Program
  • Duration : 4years

Course Overview

Bachelor of science Physics at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology(JKUAT) exists to meet recent discovery of natural resources such hydrocarbon in Turkana, rare earth metals in Kwale, continued discovery of geothermal sites capable of power production in our country has created a need for human resource capacity building necessary for exploiting and managing the newly found resources.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Bachelor of science Physics at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology(JKUAT) has the following minimum entry requirements;

Mean grade C+, Chemistry C+, or Physical Science or any two of the following; Biology C-, Math C- Physics C-

 

 

Course Objectives

Bachelor of science Physics at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology(JKUAT) aim was to nurture geoscience knowledge at its early stages so that we deepen the roots of geosciences in Kenya resulting in stronger chapters.

Course Program

Bachelor of science Physics at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology(JKUAT) has the following course units;

Year 1

University units

  • HRD 2101 Communication skills
  • HRD 2102 Development studies
  • SMA 2190 Mathematics for Science

Core Units

  • SPH 2100 Mechanics I
  • SPH 2101 Electricity and Magnetism I
  • SPH 2102 Geometrical Optics
  • SPH 2103 Waves and Vibrations

Year 2

Core Units

  • SPH 2200 Mechanics II
  • SPH 2201 Electricity and Magnetism II
  • SPH 2202 Thermal Physics I
  • SPH 2203 Modern Physics

Year 3

Core Units

  • SPH 2300 Classical Mechanics
  • SPH 2301 A.C. Circuits Theory
  • SPH 2302 Thermal Physics II
  • SPH 2303 Quantum Mechanics I

Elective Units

  • SPH 2304 Electronics I
  • SPH 2305 Mathematical Physics I
  • SPH 2306 Properties of Matter
  • SPH 2307 Wave Theory
  • SPH 2308 Introductory Geophysics
  • SPH 2309 Physics of Materials
  • SPH 2310 Electronics II SPH 2311 Physical Optics
  • SPH 2312 Telecommunication Systems
  • SPH 2313 Introductory Astronomy

Year 4

Core Units

  • HRD 2401 Enterprenuership Skills
  • SPH 2400 Atomic Physics
  • SPH 2401 Electrodynamics
  • SPH 2402 Statistical Mechanics
  • SPH 2403 Quantum Mechanics II

Elective Units

  • SPH 2404 Nuclear Physics
  • SPH 2405 Mathematical Physics II
  • SPH 2406 Solid State Physics
  • SPH 2407 Physics of the Environment and Energy
  • SPH 2408 Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy
  • SPH 2409 Applied Geophysics
  • SPH 2410 Polymer Physics
  • SPH 2411 Microprocessor Applications
  • SPH 2412 Laser and Maser Physics
  • SPH 2413 Plasma Physics
  • SPH 2414 Quantum Mechanics III
  • SPH 2415 History and Philosophy of Physics
  • SPH 2416 Instrumentation and Electronic Devices
  • SPH 2417 Research Project (2 units)

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