Department of Physics

DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS

The Department of Physics at UON is playing a vital role in Natural Science. Physics spans a wide range, from its theoretical and experimental foundation to cutting-edge developments in fundamental and industrial research. We aim to provide quality education to our students. Physics is an exciting and enriching field of study that requires deep analytical reasoning and nurtures intellectual curiosity about the world around us.

The focus of our department is on the development of core concepts and problem-solving skills. We offer a diverse platform for undertaking research in a multitude of areas. We encourage our students to explore the mysteries of the fundamental structure of the Universe.

The mission of the Department of Physics is to produce trained manpower for Colleges, Universities, Electronic industry for national and international organizations.

Programs Offered

Scheme of Studies
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
Semester-I
PHYS-101 Mechanics 4(3-2)
ENG-101 Functional English 3(3-0)
CS-105 Introduction to Computer Applications 3(2-2)
MATH-105 Calculus and Analytical Geometry 3(3-0)
Quran-101/ETH-101 Quran Translation-I/ Ethics-I (ETH-101) 2(2-0)
Credit Hours 15
Semester-II
PHYS-102 Electricity & Magnetism 4(3-2)
PHYS-103 Heat and Thermodynamics 3(3-0)
ENG-102 Communication Skills 3(3-0)
MATH-106 Series and integral calculus 3(3-0)
CS-102 Programming Fundamentals 3(3-0)
Quran-102/ETH-201 Quran Translation-II/ Ethics-II (ETH-201) 2(2-0)
Credit Hours 18
Semester-III
PHYS-201 Waves and Oscillations 3(3-0)
PHYS-202 Modern Physics 4(3-2)
ENG-201 Writing and Presentation Skill 3(3-0)
PKS-101/ CA-101 Pakistan Studies/Current affairs (CA-101) 2(2-0)
MATH-203 Linear Algebra 3(3-0)
CHEM-201 Physical Chemistry 3(3-0)
Credit Hours 18
Semester-IV
PHYS-203 Optics 4(3-2)
CS-407 Numerical Computing 3(3-0)
ISL-101/BFA-107 Islamic Studies/ History of Arts (BFA-107) 2(2-0)
STAT-101 Introduction to Statistics 3(3-0)
MATH-206 Differential Equations 3(3-0)
BIO-101/ MATH-107 Introduction to Biology/ Multivariable Calculus (MATH-107) 3(3-0)
Credit Hours 18
Semester-V
PHYS-301 Mathematical Methods of Physics-I 3(3-0)
PHYS-302 Electrodynamics –I 3(3-0)
PHYS-303 Classical Mechanics 3(3-0)
PHYS-304 Electronics-I 4(3-2)
PHYS-305 Quantum Mechanics-I 3(3-0)
Credit Hours 16
Semester-VI
PHYS-306 Mathematical Methods of Physics-II 3(3-0)
PHYS-307 Quantum Mechanics-II 3(3-0)
PHYS-308 Electronics-II 4(3-2)
PHYS-309 Research Planning and Report Writing 3(3-0)
PHYS-310 Electrodynamics –II 3(3-0)
Credit Hours 16
Semester-VII
PHYS-419/Elective Research Thesis-I/Elective-I 3(0-3)
PHYS-401 Statistical Physics 3(3-0)
PHYS-402 Solid State Physics-I 3(3-0)
PHYS-403 Nuclear Physics 3(3-0)
Elective Elective-II 3(3-0)
Credit Hours 15
Semester-VIII
PHYS-420/ Elective Research Thesis-II/Elective-III 3(0-3)
PHYS-404 Solid State Physics-II 3(3-0)
PHYS-405 Atomic and Molecular Physics 3(3-0)
Elective Elective-IV 3(3-0)
Credit Hours 12
Total Credit Hours in 8 Semesters: 128
List of Elective Courses for BS Physics
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
PHYS-406 Plasma physics 3(3-0)
PHYS-407 Methods of experimental physics 3(3-0)
PHYS-408 Environmental physics 3(3-0)
PHYS-409 Introduction to quantum computing 3(3-0)
PHYS-410 Quantum information theory 3(3-0)
PHYS-411 Quantum field theory 3(3-0)
PHYS-412 Fluid dynamics 3(3-0)
PHYS-413 Introduction to materials science 3(3-0)
PHYS-414 Relativity and cosmology 3(3-0)
PHYS-415 Particle physics-I 3(3-0)
PHYS-416 Particle physics-II 3(3-0)
PHYS-417 Computational physics 3(3-0)
PHYS-418 Digital Electronics 3(3-0)
PHYS-418L Digital electronics lab 3(0-6)
PHYS-419 Research Thesis-I 3(0-3)
PHYS-420 Research Thesis-II 3(0-3)
PHYS-421 Lasers 3(3-0)
PHYS-422 Laser engineering 3(3-0)
PHYS-423 Experimental techniques in particle and nuclear physics 3(3-0)
PHYS-424 Electronic materials and devices 3(3-0)
PHYS-425 Introduction to photonics 3(3-0)
PHYS-426 Introduction to Nano science and nanotechnologies 3(3-0)
PHYS-427 Computer simulations in physics 3(3-0)
PHYS-428 Surface sciences 3(3-0)
PHYS-429 Advance Solid state physics 3(3-0)
Scheme of Studies Criteria
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
Semester-I
PHYS-601 Plasma Physics-I 3(3-0)
PHYS-602 Electrodynamics-I/Core-I 3(3-0)
PHYS-603 Methods and Techniques of Experimental Physics. 3(3-0)
PHYS-____ Elective-I 3(3-0)
Credit Hours 12
Semester-II
PHYS-604 Mathematical Methods of Physics/Core-II 3(3-0)
PHYS-605 Plasma Physics-II 3(3-0)
PHYS-____ Elective-II 3(3-0)
PHYS-____ Elective-III 3(3-0)
Credit Hours 12
Semester-III
PHYS-703 Thesis 3(0-3)
Semester-IV
PHYS-703 Thesis 3(0-3)
List of Elective Courses for M.Phil Physics
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
PHYS-606 Quantum Mechanics II 3(3-0)
PHYS-607 Electrodynamics II 3(3-0)
PHYS-608 Advanced Quantum Mechanics 3(3-0)
PHYS-609 Classical Mechanics 3(3-0)
PHYS-610 Optical properties of Solids 3(3-0)
PHYS-611 Magnetism in Condensed Matter 3(3-0)
PHYS-612 Quantum Optics-I 3(3-0)
PHYS-613 Condensed Matter Theory-I 3(3-0)
PHYS-614 Quantum Information Theory-I 3(3-0)
PHYS-615 Materials Science 3(3-0)
PHYS-616 Quantum Mechanics-I 3(3-0)
PHYS-617 Group Theory 3(3-0)
PHYS-618 Superconductivity 3(3-0)
PHYS-619 Particle Physics 3(3-0)
PHYS-620 Statistical Physics 3(3-0)
PHYS-621 General Relativity and Cosmology 3(3-0)
PHYS-622 Condensed Matter Theory-II 3(3-0)
PHYS-623 Experimental Plasma Physics 3(3-0)

FACULTY

Teacher
Dr. Hassan Ali
Assistant Professor (Coordinator)
hassan.ali@uon.edu.pk Google Scholar Link
Teacher
Dr. Khalid Hussain Shah
Assistant Professor
khalid.shah@uon.edu.pk Google Scholar Link
Teacher
Dr. Usman Tariq
IPFP Fellow
usman.tariq@uon.edu.pk Google Scholar Link
Teacher
Ms. Meamoona Sarwar
Associate Lecturer
maemoona.sarwar@uon.edu.pk Google Scholar Link