Physics is the most fundamental of all the sciences and has fuelled most of the scientific and technological developments that we take for granted today. Apart from basic discoveries, such as electromagnetism and nuclear energy, physics is also the science behind modern technologies such as the Internet and mobile phones. Life-changing developments such as the silicon integrated circuit and MRI scanners were also pioneered by physicists. Today physicists continue to lead discovery, invention and innovation in revolutionary but yet-to-be-exploited physics such as quantum information and communications technology (q-ICT), nanosystems design, ultrafast molecular switching, terahertz medical imaging, etc.
Applied Physics is the study of the basic laws of nature and their application to modern technologies. The BS in Applied Physics program is designed to give students a broad background in physics while at the same time relating this background to applications used in technology-based industries including optical science (with a laser physics emphasis), microelectronics, computer-based laboratory instrumentation and astronomy /astrophysics.
Why Study BSc in Applied physics?
Physics and Mathematics, endowed with a long and venerable history, continue to be dynamic disciplines with a wealth of new problems to tackle. These subjects continue to occupy central roles in the study of Natural Sciences, various technical courses, engineering and industrial applications. Data are integral part of any research or investigative process and Statistics gives us tools to analyze these data and extract useful information from it.
Keeping this essentiality in mind, Kathmandu University has launched BSc in Applied Physics program. The degree of BSc in Applied physics prepares a student for either direct employment after graduation, or in the pursuit of an advanced degree.
What are the eligibility criteria to study Bsc in Applied Physics
To study BSc in Applied Physics in Kathmandu University students must have passed I.Sc, 10+2 or equivalent examinations with minimum of 50% marks in aggregate and 50% in PCM or Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science (PMC)
Financial Aid and Scholarships to study Bsc in Applied Physics
Few scholarships are available to study BSc in Applied Physics in Kathmandu University. Kathmandu University also provides few scholarship and financial aid for needy students.
Where are the career opportunities after passing Bsc in Applied Physics?
Applied Physics is a gateway to a wide range of careers. Armed with highly marketable skills, you will be a powerful and versatile addition to any workforce. Examples of careers pursued by previous graduates include working in the areas of engineering, communications, semiconductors, photonics/optoelectronics and research and development.
The ubiquitous nature of physics is reflected in the wide range of careers open to physicists.
Some of the more obvious career opportunities after compleetion of B.Sc in Applied Physics are:
- Semiconductor Devices and Microelectronics
- Sensors and Transducers
- Computational Physics and Modelling
- Product Design and Development
- Materials Science
- Computing & Software Development
- Laser Physics
- Environmental Physics
- Acoustics and Ultrasonics
- Biophysics and Medical Physic