Department of Applied Physics and Engineering Mathematics


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The Department of Applied Physics and Engineering Mathematics was established in the Faculty ​of Science at the Doornfontein​ Campus of the University of Johannesburg with effect from January 2014. The Department has a suitably qualified staff complement of 30. Its location is on the seventh floor of the John Orr Building, Doornfontein Campus.

The Department is in the preparation of a Four Year Degree Qualification in Applied Physics and Research to be offered from January 2016. Some of the special features of the degree are:

  • Multidisciplinary approach to qualification and career
  • Four areas of specialization in Applied Physics: Renewable Energy, Nanotechnology, Optical Techniques and Optoelectronics and Applied spectroscopy for Postgraduate Studies in Masters and Doctoral
  • Industry relevant learning modules in Business Practice, Quality Control, and Computer Programming
  • Work Integrated Learning in the 1st semester of the Fourth Year through Industrial Training and research work and dissertation in the 2nd semester
  • Employment possibilities for immediate job seekers
  • Research exposure at industries and research centres for immediate Postgraduate Study seekers
  • Provision of modules for transferability between Faculties of Science, Engineering and Health Sciences Industries and Research Centres are being consulted for their partnership on the offering of the Four Year Degree in Applied Physics and Research and supportive messages are coming in from ESKOM, NECSA, etc​​
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