Vision
Our vision is to be the centre of excellence in teaching and research in physics, imparting learning, skills, and values for promotion of rural and regional development in Southern Africa.

 

Mission
The Department of Physics is committed to offering high quality programmes and strives to produce scholars in the field of science and technology. It seeks to contribute to the advancement of multidisciplinary research that will enhance the development of the region and the nation at large and to provide an environment where quality teaching and research in physics can flourish. It endeavours to pursue and create opportunities to render service to the University and surrounding communities.

Contact Department of Physics

Dr Nnditshedzeni Eric Maluta

HoD, Coordinator Vuwani Science Resource Centre

Office Number: 015 962 8162
Cell: 078 517 2981
Email: eric.maluta@univen.ac.za

Programmes Offered

The Department of Physics offers the following degree programmes

  1. Bachelor of Science in:
  • Physics and Mathematics
  • Physics and Chemistry

Entry requirements: Matric with passes in Mathematics, English, Physical Science and any other related subject.

  1. BSc Honours degree in Physics

Entry requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Physics with an average of 60% for the third-year level and a pass in Mathematics at the second-year level.

  1. MSc in Physics by research (dissertation)

Entry requirements: BSc Honours degree in Physics

  1. PhD in Physics

Entry requirements: An MSc in Physics or any other equivalent qualification.

Research

Research in the Department of Physics fall into the following major areas:

  • Renewable energy :Solar energy, Biomass
  • Computational Physics for Solar Energy Harvesting.
  • Materials and Nanomaterials for energy harvesting, photocatalysis and sensing applications.
  • Low Field Microwave Absorption in selected superconducting materials
Staff

Name: Dr. Joseph Kiprono Kirui
Designation: Professor


Name: Mr Sampie Mphagahla Mathebe
Designation: Laboratory Technician


Name: Mr Tshifhiwa Solomon Ravhengani
Designation: Senior Laboratory Technician


Name: Dr Nnditshedzeni Eric Maluta
Designation: Lecturer


Name: Mr Thando Timax Khedzi
Designation: Laboratory Technician (9)


Name: Dr David Tinarwo
Designation: Senior Lecturer


Name: Dr Lordwell Jhamba
Designation: Lecturer


Name: Dr Fhulufhelo Nemangwele
Designation: Senior Lecturer


Name: Mr Lutendo Phuthu
Designation: Professor


Name: Dr Tshimangadzo Sophie Mulaudzi
Designation: Lecturer


Career Opportunities

Physicists usually get employed in very diverse areas such as: Mining and minerals, Production Industries, Aviation, Biomedical engineering, Banking and Energy.

Common Job Titles for Physics Graduates include:

  • University Physics Lecturer/Professor
  • High School Physics Teacher
  • Geophysicist
  • Astronomer
  • Medical Physicist
  • Data Scientist
  • Research Scientist
  • Physics Lab Technician
  • Aerospace Engineer
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