King Faisal University



      A brief extract about the physics department:

The Department of Physics was established within the departments of the College of Science, which was approved based on the approval by His Majesty No. 7/B/10522 on 1/4/1423 AH, which includes the approval of merging the departments of scientific disciplines in the various colleges of the university into one college under the name of the College of Science. The Department of Physics was one of the departments of basic sciences in the College of Education, which was established in 1400 AH corresponding to 1980 AD, where the Department of Physics was contributing to providing the job market with qualified graduates to work in the education sector as teachers for all stages of education.

As the College of Science has been established, the department of physics had to develop a new study plan aimed at keeping pace with the stage in line with the establishment of the College of Science. The aim of this plan is to prepare specialized scientific graduates that would contribute to the process of scientific progress, advance the level of the graduate as a productive and effective human resource in the community, as well as have the ability to address the scientific issues that might be faced in their life.

The study plan of the department was developed so that the graduate obtains a bachelor's degree in science, specializing in physics, after completing the academic requirements, at a rate of (128) credits. The units of study included a theoretical part and a practical part with the aim of forming a broad knowledge base for the graduate to be familiar with the basic scientific concepts, theoretical laws and how to link the theoretical and practical sides together, which would give him skill in dealing with different measuring devices. In addition to the undergraduate program, the department offers a postgraduate program (Master of Physics).

The department currently includes a number of faculty members with experimental and theoretical disciplines in the field of physics, as well as a number of qualified male and female teaching assistants and laboratory technicians.

Also, there is a number of laboratories provided with the latest scientific equipment, as there are scientific research laboratories equipped with the latest instruments and tool, the most important of which is  the NANO technology laboratory to serve postgraduate students and the faculty members in the department.