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BS Physics

The Department of Physics in the University of Narowal is playing a vital role among Natural Science Faculty. 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, the Electronic industry, and national organizations of the country, namely PAEC, PINSTECH, KRL, and PCSIR, etc. We hope you will find our department challenging and exciting and that you shall contribute positively to our environment once you are selected.

Program Objective

The main educational objectives of BS (4-year) degree program are:

1.To impart students with a conceptual understanding of the fundamental principles of physics, natural laws and their interpretation, as well as mathematical formulation of the physical phenomena in nature,

2.To develop critical skills necessary for solving unknown problems from our physical surroundings,

3.To develop the capability of analyzing, addressing and posing solutions to problems of natural importance and to instill a deep appreciation of the need for optimum utilization of natural resources and environment,

4.To instill the habit of independent thinking, deep inquiry, and motivation for self-education,

5.To sharpen our students’ mathematical prowess making them capable of modelling, analyzing and predicting the behavior of physical processes,

6.To develop hands-on experience in different laboratory techniques, modern instrumentation,

7.To enhance student competence in the design and conduct of experiments and analysis and presentation of experimental data and results,

8.To provide an in-depth understanding of some specialized areas of physics through the option of elective courses.

Program Outcomes

Upon completing an undergraduate physics program, ideally a graduate should be able to

1)Demonstrate physics-specific knowledge.

2)Demonstrate problem-solving competency: Solve complex, ambiguous problems in real- world contexts.

3)Write clear physical and mathematical arguments including effective use of equations.

4)Collaborate with other students.

5)Translate physical descriptions into mathematical equations, and conversely, explain the physical meaning of mathematical results.

6)Examine intermediate results or other quantities that could be used to ensure a solution is physically reasonable.

7)Identify what they don’t understand, and ask specific questions in order to gain understanding.

8)Articulate where they experience difficulty; and take actions to move beyond that difficulty.

9)Demonstrate instrumentation competency: competency in basic experimental technologies, including Lasers, Nanotechnology, electronics, optics, electricity & Magnetism, and data acquisition equipment. This includes basic experimental instrumentation abilities, such as knowing equipment limitations; understanding and using manuals and specifications; building, assembling, integrating, operating, and troubleshooting equipment; establishing interfaces between apparatus and computers; and calibrating laboratory instrumentation and equipment.

10)Design an experiment to measure a given physical quantity.

11)Demonstrate effective communication skills.

Duration

The program shall comprise Eight semesters spread over Four calendar years with two semesters (Fall/Spring) a year as per rules of the University of Narowal.

Admission Requirements

Minimum 50% marks at Intermediate level or equivalent

No third division in Matric

F.Sc. Pre-engineering

A-Level, ICS & Intermediate with Mathematics subject of 200 Marks.

Equivalence Certificate from IBCC in case of O Level and A-Level

Assessment &Evaluation

Mid-term: 30

Session: 20

Final Exam: 50

Total marks: 100

Program Structure and Distribution of Courses

The program strictly follows the HEC guidelines and specifications for the Bachelors of Physics. Following are the distribution of total credit hours:

Sr.

Categories

No. of courses

Credit hours

 

1

Compulsory Courses

8+2

22+4=26

Minor Courses

2

General Courses

7

21

 

3

Foundation

6

22

 

4

Major Courses

14

47

Major Courses

5

Elective Courses

4

12

 

 

Total

41

128

 

Program Detail

1.Total numbers of Credit hours:

2.Program Duration: 4 years

3.Semester Duration: 16weeks

4.Total Semesters: 8

5.Maximum Course load per Semester:18 Cr hrs.

6.Maximum Number of courses per semester:6

ROAD MAP BS (Hons) Physics

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hrs.

 

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

Quran Translation-I

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

Quran Translation-II

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

Pakistan Studies

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/ETH-101

Islamic Studies/ Ethics

2(2-0)

 

 

 

STAT-101

Introduction to Statistics

3(3-0)

 

 

 

MATH-206

Differential Equations

3(3-0)

 

 

 

BIO-101

Introduction to Biology

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-401

Statistical Physics

3(3-0)

 

 

 

PHYS-402

Solid State Physics-I

3(3-0)

 

 

 

PHYS-403

Nuclear Physics

3(3-0)

 

 

 

PHYS-407

Methods of experimental physics

3(3-0)

 

 

 

PHYS-419

Research Thesis-I

3(0-3)

PHYS-406

Plasma physics

3(3-0)

 

Credit Hours

15

 

Semester-VIII

 

PHYS-404

Solid State Physics-II

3(3-0)

 

 

 

PHYS-405

Atomic and Molecular Physics

3(3-0)

 

 

 

PHYS-413

Introduction to materials science

3(3-0)

 

 

 

PHYS-420

Research Thesis-II

3(0-3)

PHYS-421

Lasers

3(3-0)

 

Credit Hours

12

Total Credit Hours in 8 Semesters: 128