Engineering Physicists apply Physics to engineering problems in a variety of disciplines. Professional Engineering Physicists therefore possess competence in physics fundamentals, in mathematics and in engineering practice and design. They also possess the very fundamental skill of being able to adapt what they know to entirely new ways of doing things. EP has applications in many areas ranging from medical research to satellite development to oceanographic prospecting. Because EP students develop a thorough understanding of fundamentals of physics and the application of this knowledge to practical problems, Engineering Physicists find employment in a large variety of areas. With a background in EP, you could find yourself designing new photonics devices, developing a new microscope system, building and testing remote sensing equipment, creating ‘smart’ or selfassembling materials, simulating microelectronics processes, or inventing microscopic or nano machines. In these capacities, you could be working with a team composed of Engineers from other disciplines, scientists or medical professionals. Engineering Physicists perform research and development in hightech industries in the field of telecommunications, microelectronic, lasers and novel material. Because many engineering physics graduates aspire to careers in the University and Industrial research communities, further studies in applied science or engineering are often pursued.

Admission Requirements :
A good Higher National Diploma (HND) in Engineering (preferably First or Second class) from a recognized Polytechnic or institution of Engineering.
Courses
Level 100
First Semester Course Code Course Title No. of Credits PHY 101 General Physics I (Theory) General Physics I (Theory)Code : PHY 101 Level 100 Semester : First Semester No. of Credits : 2 Overview This course is intended to introduce students to some of the fundamental concepts and principles underlying Physics so as to develop the scientific problemsolving skills and logical reasoning of students. The knowledge acquired is for later application in allied programmes like Nursing, Optometry, Computer, Science, Science Education and Laboratory Technology. The main topics treated include Physical quantities, Vectors, Dynamics, Kinematics, Thermodynamics, Work, Energy and Power.
2 PHY 103 General Physics I (Practical) General Physics I (Practical)Code : PHY 103 Level 100 Semester : First Semester No. of Credits : 1 Overview This is the practical component of PHY 101, and is assessed separately. It is intended to make Physics as interesting and relevant as possible by investigating some practical applications of Physics. The main topics treated include Hooke’s Law, Surface Tension, Simple Harmonic Motion, Density Measurements, Calorimetry and Thermal expansion
1 Second Semester Course Code Course Title No. of Credits PHY 102 General Physics II (Theory) General Physics II (Theory)Code : PHY 102 Level 100 Semester : Second Semester No. of Credits : 2 Overview This is the second part of a twosemester introductory physics course aimed primarily at students majoring in the sciences and allied programmes. The main topics covered are introductory optics, waves, electricity and magnetism. A noncalculus approach is used but a working knowledge of algebra is required.
2 PHY 104 General Physics II (Practical) General Physics II (Practical)Code : PHY 104 Level 100 Semester : Second Semester No. of Credits : 1 Overview This is the practical component of PHY 102 and is designed to help students gain handson experience with laboratory equipment as they perform experiments to enhance their understanding of some the theoretical concepts. Such experiments include the determination of focal length of lenses and refractive index of glass block; investigation of Ohm’s law and determination of resistivity of materials
1 Level 200
First Semester Course Code Course Title No. of Credits PHY 201 Newtonian Mechanics Newtonian MechanicsCode : PHY 201 Level 200 Semester : First Semester No. of Credits : 2 Overview This calculusbased course is designed for students majoring in Physical Science programmes.
It is centred on the Newton’s laws and deals with motion or change in motion of physical objects with speeds much less than that of light (<< c). It considers kinematics, dynamics and statics. Other topics include central forces, planetary motion, work, energy and momentum of particles.
2 PHY 203 Introductory Atomic Physics, Heat and Optics Introductory Atomic Physics, Heat and OpticsCode : PHY 203 Level 200 Semester : First Semester No. of Credits : 2 Overview This course is meant to initiate the students to three of the important themes in physics. The atomic physics section introduces the student to the study of the structure of the atom as an isolated system of electrons and a nucleus, its energy states and interactions with other particles and with electric and magnetic fields. The heat aspect is structured to be introduced as a form of internal energy associated with the random motion of the molecular constituents of matter or with radiation. The optics section is designed to introduce the student to that branch of physics which involves the behaviour and properties of light including its interactions with matter. It considers the generation, propagation and detection of electromagnetic radiation having wavelengths greater than those of xrays and shorter than microwaves.
2 PHY 205 Newtonian Mechanics (Practical) Newtonian Mechanics (Practical)Code : PHY 205 Level 200 Semester : First Semester No. of Credits : 1 Overview This is the practical component of PHY 201 and is designed to help students gain some handson experience with laboratory equipment as they perform experiments to enhance their understanding of some the theoretical concepts. Such experiments include the determination moments of forces, verification of the laws of collision and determination of moment of inertia of rigid bodies.
1 PHY 207 Introductory Atomic Physics, Heat and Optics (Practical) Introductory Atomic Physics, Heat and Optics (Practical)Code : PHY 207 Level 200 Semester : First Semester No. of Credits : 1 Overview This is the practical component of PHY 203 and is designed to help students improve on their handson experience with laboratory equipment. The experiments are in three areas such as wave phenomena, good and bad conductors of heat, and lastly nuclear radiations (alpha, beta and gamma) detections. This would enhance students’ understanding of some theoretical concepts.
1 Second Semester Course Code Course Title No. of Credits PHY 202 Electricity and Magnetism Electricity and MagnetismCode : PHY 202 Level 200 Semester : Second Semester No. of Credits : 2 Overview This course is an extension of the electricity and magnetism basics introduced in PHY 102. It is designed to improve students understanding of electric and magnetic phenomena. The course covers basic computation of electric and magnetic fields, calculation of electric potentials and their applications. A.C. theory and electromagnetic waves and their related calculations are covered. Application of RCL circuit is discussed.
2 PHY 208 Electronics I (Practical) Electronics I (Practical)Code : PHY 208 Level 200 Semester : Second Semester No. of Credits : 1 Overview This is the practical component of PHY 204 and is designed to help students gain handson experience with laboratory equipment with regards to electronic components and devices. Such experiments would include the construction and testing of halfwave and fullwave rectifiers, stepup and stepdown transformers.
1 Level 300
First Semester Course Code Course Title No. of Credits SEP 301 Engineering Mathematics I Engineering Mathematics ICode : SEP 301 Level 300 Semester : First Semester No. of Credits : 3 Overview 3 SEP 303 Mechanics I Mechanics ICode : SEP 303 Level 300 Semester : First Semester No. of Credits : 3 Overview Thermal Physics is an advanced undergraduate course. It connects the world of everyday systems, of astronomical objects, and of chemical and biological processes with the world of molecular, atomic, and electronics systems. The course will be introduced through a unified approach to the equilibrium thermal properties of large systems based on the quantum viewpoint and statistical probability. The laws of thermodynamics and the concepts of entropy, temperature, chemical potential, free energy, and thermodynamic potential will be covered. The heat transfer, phase transition, and classical kinetic theory will be discussed.
3 SEP 305 Thermal Physics Thermal PhysicsCode : SEP 305 Level 300 Semester : First Semester No. of Credits : 3 Overview Thermal Physics is an advanced undergraduate course. It connects the world of everyday systems, for example chemical and atomic systems. The course is introduced through a unified approach to the equilibrium of thermal properties of large systems based on the quantum viewpoint and statistical probability. The laws of thermodynamics and the concepts of entropy, temperature, chemical potential, free energy, and thermodynamic potential will be covered. Heat transfer, phase transition, and classical kinetic theory will also be discussed.
3 SEP 307 Industrial Attachment I Industrial Attachment ICode : SEP 307 Level 300 Semester : First Semester No. of Credits : 2 Overview 2 SEP 309 Waves and Vibration Waves and VibrationCode : SEP 309 Level 300 Semester : First Semester No. of Credits : 3 Overview
Prerequisite: PHY 203
The course is a buildup on the knowledge gained in Atomic aspect of PHY 203. Students would be taken through indebt applications in Atomic and Modern physics concepts. It is aimed at enabling students to appreciate the basis of Quantum Theory and Wave Properties of Matter. Topics would include Xray Scattering; De Broglie Waves Bohr’s Quantization condition; Electron Scattering; Uncertainty Principle.3 SEP 311 Introductory Computing Introductory ComputingCode : SEP 311 Level 300 Semester : First Semester No. of Credits : 3 Overview 3 SEP 399 Research Methods Research MethodsCode : SEP 399 Level 300 Semester : First Semester No. of Credits : 3 Overview This course seeks to equip students with standard information retrieval skills, data presentation and scientific report/research proposal writing. It would allow students to acquire experience and general research skills essential for academic and research study. Specific aims of this course include gathering and critically evaluating information which addresses a specific research question and critiquing published scientific papers. The skills learnt would be key to project work later in the degree programme. Topics to be covered will include types of bibliography and referencing, elements of scientific methods, experimental; design techniques, sampling and data analysis using statistical tools.
3 Second Semester Course Code Course Title No. of Credits SEP 302 Engineering Mathematics II Engineering Mathematics IICode : SEP 302 Level 300 Semester : Second Semester No. of Credits : 3 Overview 3 SEP 304 Mechanics II And Relativity Mechanics II And RelativityCode : SEP 304 Level 300 Semester : Second Semester No. of Credits : 3 Overview 3 SEP 306 Electricity and Magnetism Electricity and MagnetismCode : SEP 306 Level 300 Semester : Second Semester No. of Credits : 2 Overview This course is designed to provide the student with a thorough understanding of the basic concepts of computers and to equip him/her with skills needed to solve numerical problems using techniques adaptable on computers. Students will be introduced to systems configuration, operating systems and learn to code computer languages like Fortran and HTML for iteration and differentiation.
2 SEP 308 Industrial Attachment II Industrial Attachment IICode : SEP 308 Level 300 Semester : Second Semester No. of Credits : 2 Overview 2 SEP 310 Material Science I Material Science ICode : SEP 310 Level 300 Semester : Second Semester No. of Credits : 3 Overview This course introduces students to the science of materials. It considers the understanding of forces of interaction between atoms of solids, basic crystal structures and how they relate to the mechanical properties of Engineering materials. Topics treated include crystal imperfections, diffusion mechanisms, nature of ceramics, polymers, composites, strength of materials, types of corrosion and corrosion control.
3 Level 400
First Semester Course Code Course Title No. of Credits SEP 401 Mathematical Methods Mathematical MethodsCode : SEP 401 Level 400 Semester : First Semester No. of Credits : 3 Overview This course introduces mathematical techniques which are crucial to the formulation and solution of fundamental theories in Engineering and Science. It is biased towards the application of mathematics to solving problems, rather than the development of rigorous theories. It assumes competence in the use of mathematics covered in the previous mathematical methods class.
On finishing the course, students should be able to solve engineering problems through complex analysis and extend the definition of special functions to the solution of physical and engineering problems. In addition, the student should have a basic competence in the use of statistics and probability to analyse scientific data.
3 SEP 403 Material Science II Material Science IICode : SEP 403 Level 400 Semester : First Semester No. of Credits : 3 Overview This course has been designed as a followup to SEP310 (Material Science I). It is mainly devoted to the construction and interpretation of phase diagrams for alloy systems, how alloys relate to their microstructures and the kinetics of phase transformation. Different crystal growth techniques will be considered. The course also discusses some commercial alloys, their properties and use limitations. There will be an overview of the optical, thermal, electrical and magnetic properties of engineering materials.
3 SEP 405 Computing and Numerical Methods Computing and Numerical MethodsCode : SEP 405 Level 400 Semester : First Semester No. of Credits : 3 Overview This course is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of the basic concepts in solving numerical problems using computer languages. Students will learn to code in languages such as Fortran, MatLab and Octave. This would enable students to simulate physics concepts.
3 SEP 407 Instrumentation and Electronics I Instrumentation and Electronics ICode : SEP 407 Level 400 Semester : First Semester No. of Credits : 3 Overview Semiconductor Diodes: Types, equivalent circuits and specification, Diode applications power supplies; rectification and filters. Voltage modeling Field effect transistor; types and combination network and signal analysis. Operational Amplifiers and Instrumentation amplifier circuits. Analog to Digital converters and D/A converter circuitry. Digital ramp ADC. Instruments and Measurements
Transducers; sensors – temperature, Mechanical Chemical Activity.
Actuators: Relays, stepper motors, pneumatic and hydraulic systems, optical sensors: Photovoltaic cells, Photodetector. Photomultiplier tube (PMT).
Power electronics: Thyristor, trace static characteristics.
3 SEP 409 Statistical Physics Statistical PhysicsCode : SEP 409 Level 400 Semester : First Semester No. of Credits : 3 Overview Prerequisite: SEP 305 Thermal Physics
The course intended to build on the microscopic basics for thermodynamics. The students would be introduced to properties of large systems from individual particles in order to formulate important fundamental concepts: entropy from Boltzmann formula, partition function etc. This would be achieved through the use of BoseEinstein statistics and FermiDirac statistics, including the special classical situation of MaxwellBoltzmann statistics.
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3 SEP 411 Laboratory Projects Laboratory ProjectsCode : SEP 411 Level 400 Semester : First Semester No. of Credits : 3 Overview ELECTIVE
Independent Research conducted under the supervision of departmental academic staff
3 Second Semester Course Code Course Title No. of Credits SEP 402 Environmental and Energy Physics Environmental and Energy PhysicsCode : SEP 402 Level 400 Semester : Second Semester No. of Credits : 3 Overview This course covers the description and analysis of physical processes that establish the conditions in which all species of life survive and reproduce. The subject involves a synthesis of mathematical relations that describe the physical nature of the environment and the many biological responses that environments evoke. Topics include impact of human activities on the terrestrial environment; Population distribution and growth; Energy balance of the earth’s energy; Land and water use; the water cycle; Effects of chemical and physical pollutants on water and the atmosphere.
3 SEP 404 Applied Optics Applied OpticsCode : SEP 404 Level 400 Semester : Second Semester No. of Credits : 3 Overview This course would lay emphasis on wave theory of light, its properties including superposition of light waves. Light properties in matter would be discussed. Students would learn the concepts of light such as scattering, refraction, interference, diffraction, polarization and various forms of interferometers. The basic concepts of lasers would also be introduced.
3 SEP 406 Modern Physics Modern PhysicsCode : SEP 406 Level 400 Semester : Second Semester No. of Credits : 3 Overview Introduction to Quantum theory, time – independent schrondinger equation. Electrons ad quanta, discovery of the atomic nucleus, Bohr’s theory Particles and waves, one electron atom. Xrays and application radioactivity, nuclear fission and fusion. Magnetic moments, spin and relativistic effects. Application; medical imaging and telemetry, xray machine, computer tomography,d Ultrasonographendoscopydifferent ypes of telemetray.
3 SEP 408 Instrumentation and Electronics II Instrumentation and Electronics IICode : SEP 408 Level 400 Semester : Second Semester No. of Credits : 3 Overview Memory Devices: CPU, ROM and RAM architecture, DRAM Read/Write Microprocessors and Microcontrollers; History: 8 bit, 16 bits and 32 bits. Types; The 8051 Architectures and addressing modes Logical and Arithmetic operations, Jump and call opcodes, serial data communication 8051 microcontroller; Design, maintenance and applications, timings, parallel ports. Programming Interfacing.
Optoelectronics: Detectors; types and application working principles and applications, Alphanumeric displays, liquid crystal display, Optocouplers, Linear and rotary encoders and remote controls.
3 SEP 499 Project Work Project WorkCode : SEP 499 Level 400 Semester : Second Semester No. of Credits : 3 Overview Independent Research conducted under the supervision of departmental academic staff. Project topics will be selected from any Physics and engineering related areas of interest in keeping with the research interests and capabilities of the staff of the department.
*With prior approvals from the Head of Department, a supervisor from another department may be used.
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