To be a leading institution in applied sciences with capacity to contribute to the development of science and technology locally and globally.


To harness available resources and expertise for the purpose of grooming graduates and researchers that are capable of driving innovations with national and global relevance.


The objectives of the department are to:

  1. Provide students with a broad and balanced foundation of physics knowledge and practical skills
  2. Instil in students a sense of enthusiasm for physics, and appreciation of its applications in different contexts.
  3. Involve the students in intellectually stimulating and satisfying experience of learning and studying.
  4. Develop in students the ability to apply their knowledge and skills in physics to the solution of theoretical and practical problems.
  5. Develop in students through an education in physics a range of transferable skills of value in physics and other areas; and
  6. Provide students with knowledge and skills-base for further studies in physics or multi-disciplinary areas involving physics.