WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$517 /year
Applications Begin:July 2021
Student Intake:70
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Physics
Start Date:October 2021
Academic Unit:College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences
Campus:Main Campus
Application Deadline: August 2021
Programme Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Physics (BSc (Phys)) is a three year programme which offers a wider variety of options in the area of physics, electronics as well as materials science. The programme suits all people since Physics is all around us. It is present in the minute world of the atom and in the vast universe. The programme equips students with physical knowledge and skills that most employers would expect a graduate in physics to possess.


Programme Structure
Year One
Semester I
PH 111 Mechanics Core 10
PH 112 Electricity and Magnetism I Core 10
PH 113 Physics Practicals I Core 7.5
MT 112 Linear Algebra and Application Core 10
MT110 Introduction to ICT Core 10
DS 106 Development Perspectives Core 7.5
LG 106 Communication skills Core 7.5

Semester II
PH 121 Mathematics for Physicists I Core 10
PH 122 Electricity and Magnetism II Core 10
PH 123 Oscillations and Waves Core 7.5
PH 124 Optics Core 7.5
PH 125 Thermal Physics Core 10
PH 126 Physics Practicals II Core 7.5
MT 120 Introduction to Programming Languages Core 10
MT 122 Ordinary Differential Equation Core 10

Year Two
Semester I
PH 211 Classical Mechanics Core 7.5
PH 212 Mathematics for Physicists II Core 10
PH 213 Theory of Relativity Core 7.5
PH 214 Electronics I Core 10
PH215 Quantum Physics I Core 7.5
PH 216 Physics Practicals III Core 7.5
1 Elective 10

Semester II
PH 221 Electronics II Core 10
PH 222 Solid State Physics I Core 7.5
PH 223 Atomic and Molecular Physics Core 10
PH 224 Computation Physics Core 7.5
PH 225 Physics Practicals IV Core 7.5
BI 222 Introduction to Research Methodology Core 10
PH 229 Practical Training Core 10
PH 217 Concepts of Astrophysics and Astronomy Elective 10
PH 218 Earth-Atmosphere System Elective 7.5
MT 212 Numerical Analysis I Elective 10

Year Three
Semester I
PH 310 Physics Projects Core 10
PH 311 Solid State Physics II Core 7.5
PH 312 Quantum Physics II Core 10
PH 313 Nuclear Physics Core 7.5
PH 314 Fluid Mechanics Core 10
PH 316 Statistical Physics Core 7.5
Elective 7.5

Semester II
PH 310 Physics Projects Core 10
PH 321 Introduction to Materials Science Core 10
PН 322 Fundamental of Electrodynamics Core 7.5
PH 323 Applied Nuclear Physics Core 10
PH 324 Modern Optics Core 7.5
EM 306 Small Business and Entrepreneurship 10
Elective 7.5

PH 317 Introduction to Agricultural Physics Elective 7.5
PH 318 Electronic Instrumentation Elective 10
PH 325 Environmental Physics Elective 7.5
PH 326 Elementary Particles Elective 7.5
PH 327 Fundamental of Atmospheric Physics Elective 7.5

Admission Requirements

Direct Entry
Two passes, pass in Mathematics at A’ level or grade C in Mathematics at O’ level

Equivalent Qualifications
Ordinary Diploma in Science and Laboratory Technology, FTC in Laboratory Technology, Ordinary Diploma in Education, with a minimum GPA of 2.7 equivalents to ‘B’ grade and four passes at ‘O’ level UQF Level 6 Certificate approved by TCU with minimum B average grad

Application Process
Application Fees for Tanzanian and SADC Students: $4
Application Fees for International Students: $4

How to Apply
Applicants are required to lodge applications directly to the University of Dodoma through the UDOM Online Admission System (OAS) at
**An Application fee of 10,000 TZS, is expected to be paid by all Applicants
NOTE: The Application Deadline is in August.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for this programme include:
– Academic researcher
– Acoustic consultant
– Astronomer
– Clinical scientist, medical physics
– Geophysicist
– Higher education lecturer
– Metallurgist
– Meteorologist
– Nanotechnologist
– Radiation protection practitioner
– Research scientist (physical sciences)
– Secondary school teacher
– Sound engineer
– Technical author

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Tuition Fees for Tanzanian and SADC Students: $517
Tuition Fees for International Students: $1,491

Tuition Fees for Tanzanian Students = 1,200,000 TZS
Tuition Fees for International Students = 3,457,200 TZS
Students from countries in the Southern African Development Community (SADC), also pay the same fee as local Students. The 16 Countries in the SADC region include: Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eswatini, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

– All students are required to pay full tuition fees for the year. Payment by installments will only be permitted under special arrangements. It is the responsibility of the students to arrange for the payment of fees by the sponsor or the Higher Education Students‟ Loans Board (HESLB). No student will be allowed to use University facilities before payment of the required fees.
– Students who fail to pay will be expelled from the university.

Relevant Contact

Dr Stanley Ferdinand Mwanga
Head of Department (Physics)
Directorate of Undergraduate Studies
Responsible for undergraduate studies
Prof. Said A. H. Vuai
Principal, College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences