Master of Science in Physics

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Program Description

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Overview

The Master of Science in Physics program is designed to serve and support the UAE strategic needs in various areas which include, but are not limited to nuclear energy, semiconductor industry, Medical Physics, Aerospace industry, Nanophysics, and Nanotechnology. The program aims at preparing its graduates for professional and leadership positions in industrial, educational and governmental institutions.

UAEU now ranks #1 in the UAE based on the Times Higher Education Ranking! We are also #5 in the Middle East, #49th in Asia and #70 in the Young University Rankings of 2019.

Program Objectives

  • A robust background in concepts and solving skills in fundamental Physics.
  • The capability to research a topic in contemporary Physics.
  • The capability to communicate finds.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate insightful understanding of advanced topics in physics.
  • Demonstrate a critical awareness of recent developments in physics.
  • Manage their own learning and professional development and make use of appropriate literature, research articles, and other primary sources.
  • Plan and conduct a research project in specified time duration under supervision.
  • Evaluate and solve complex real-world scientific problems both systematically and creatively.
  • Analyze, interpret and publicize their research findings and defend their conclusions before specialists and non-specialist audiences.
  • Consistently and sensitively manage highly complex ethical issues leading to informed, fair and valid decisions.

Degree Requirements

Required Credit Hours: minimum of 30 hours

College of Science

Required Courses (6 hours) Credit Hours
COSC501 Research Methods 1
COSC502 Ethics of Scientific Research 1
PHYS633 Seminar I 1
STAT503 Applied Statistics 2

Physics

Required Courses (9 hours) Credit Hours
PHYS515 Methods of Mathematical Physics 3
PHYS525 Quantum Physics I 3
PHYS530 Electrodynamics I 3
Elective Courses ((9 CH for Thesis option and 12CH for Non-Thesis option)) (9 hours) Credit Hours
PHYS541 Atomic Physics 3
PHYS542 Introduction to Astrophysics 3
PHYS543 Laser Physics 3
PHYS545 Analytical Mechanics 3
PHYS552 Nuclear Physics 3
PHYS555 Introduction to Plasma Physics 3
PHYS560 Elementary Particle Physics 3
PHYS571 Radiation Physics 3
PHYS574 Physics of Radiotherapy 3
PHYS575 Physics of Semiconductors 3
PHYS576 Physics of Nuclear Medicine 3
PHYS614 Modern Statistical Physics 3
PHYS616 Experimental Condensed Matter Physics 3
PHYS622 Solid-State Physics I 3
PHYS730 Electrodynamics II 3
PHYS635 General Relativity 3
PHYS660 Methods in Experimental Particle Physics 3
PHYS672 Medical Imaging & Instrumentation 3
PHYS675 Imaging Science 3
PHYS678 Magnetic Resonance Imaging & Spectro 3
PHYS698 Selected Topics I 3

Thesis/Research Project

Required Course (6 Credit Hours for Thesis option and 3 Credit Hours for non-thesis option) (6 hours) Credit Hours
COSR699 Thesis 6

Admission Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited university recognized by the UAE Ministry of higher education and scientific research;
  • A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent in all undergraduate work.
  • A score of at least 6.0 on the IELTS Academic exam or equivalent.
  • This test score must be less than two years old at the time of application, with the following exceptions:

Conditional Acceptance

An applicant with a Bachelor degree recognized by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research may be granted conditional admission into the Master’s program in one and only one of the following cases:

An applicant with an IELTS score of 5.5, or its equivalent. Such a Student must meet the following requirements during the period of conditional admission or be subject to a dismissal:

  1. Must achieve a minimum IELTS score of 6.0, or its equivalent, by the end of the student’s first semester of study;
  2. May take a maximum of six (6) credits hours in the first semester, not including intensive English courses;
  3. Must achieve an overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the first 9 credit hours of credit-bearing courses studied in the Master’s program.

An applicant with an undergraduate cumulative GPA less than 3.0 but equal or higher than 2.5, or its equivalent. Such a student must meet the following requirements during the period of conditional admission or be subject to a dismissal:

  1. May take a maximum of nine (9) credits hours in the first semester of study;
  2. Must achieve an overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the first 9 credit hours of credit-bearing courses studied in the Master’s program.

Merit Fellowship Award

To receive the Merit Award, students are expected to have high academic credentials and maintain their academic success at the UAEU. The Merit Fellowship Award offers a financial assistance in form of partial tuition waiver to qualified students. Students in STEM and strategic areas of the country (renewable energy, transportation, health, water resources, technology, space) will have priority.

Student Eligibility:

  • Have Excellent Academic Standing (GPA ≥ 3.6/4.0).
  • Maintain a GPA ≥3.6/4.0 during study at UAEU.
  • Have no other financial sponsorship or award.

Benefits:

  • 50% discount on tuition fees.

Duration:

  • Valid until graduation as long as the student is abiding with the Student Eligibility conditions.

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Last updated Nov 2019

About the School

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