Dept. of Technical and Applied Physics

Department of Technical and Applied Physics

The Department of Technical and Applied Physics was created in 2009 from what was then physics section within the Applied Science Department. Since then the Department has developed two programmes namely;
  • Bachelor of Technology (Technical and Applied Physics)
  • Diploma in Technology (Technical and Applied Physics)
The first graduates of the diploma program will complete their three year programme on April this year (2012) while the bachelor program admitted its first students this semester (January 2012). These are technical and unique courses which are not offered elsewhere within the country. The objectives of both curriculums are to provide training for technologist /technicians in the field of Physics. These programmes emphasize real- world applications besides sound understanding of the basics of physics at both levels. Deliberate emphasis has been placed on technical and practical skills through demonstrations, practical exercises, field work and attachments.Holders of Diploma in Technology (Technical and Applied physics) are eligible for admission into the bachelors programme in related Applied Physics areas. Major areas of research in applied physics such as material science, Instrumentation and energy among others are adequately covered.
The Department has started masters and PhD programmes in space science. Currently, it has initiated partnership with industries such as Camara International ltd. who have promised to donate ten computers with the necessary scientific software for research. Further Kettering University has expressed willingness to develop staff through exchange programmes as well as assist in design of our technical courses.
Career Opportunities: The opportunities for the graduate are wide and varied. Among the prospective employers of our graduates are such as those in the fields of energy, polymer, ceramics and glass. In government sector opportunities are available in ministry of Trade and Industries, Kenya Bureau of standards among others while in private sector; research bodies, Educational Institutions such as Universities laboratories, as well as colleges and secondary schools are in need of qualified technologist/technicians. The career opportunities for the graduate are wide and varied. They include the following fields: telecommunications, industrial physics, hospital physics, electronics, computing, quality control testing, banking, insurance, teaching, management, technical sales, armed forces, energy, polymer, ceramics instrumentation, material science and glass technology. In government sector opportunities are available in ministry of Trade and Industries, Kenya Bureau of standards among others while in private sector; research bodies, Educational Institutions such as Universities laboratories, as well as colleges and secondary schools are in need of qualified technologist/technicians.
Courses Offered
  • Bachelor of Technology (Technical and Applied Physics)
  • Diploma in Technology (Technical and Applied Physics)
  • Certificate in Science Laboratory Technology (SLT) Distance Mode