Motto: Innovation Drives Transformation


Course ID
Physics (PHY)
Core Values


To exceed Collocations in quality teaching and researching by enticing the minds and pace with contemporary researchers in terms of infrastructure and facilities.


To become a centre of excellence in pure and applied physics.  To advance research facilities, support quality teaching and basic research thereby helping the Department to grow as a centre of excellence in Science and Technology.

Core Values

To produce qualified Physics graduates with prospective knowledge, technological skills, and workforce necessity toward the industrial & energy sector, science, engineering, and research globally.


Program Philosophy for B.Sc in Physics
 The Philosophy of the Department is to award students four (4) years of Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Physics. The Programme is set to combine theories and practicals guiding the award of degrees to graduates who are competently equipped with knowledge and technological skills to enable them to meet the future technological advances that will continue to drive the economic engines of the world. The department aims to achieve this through laboratory practicals and collaboration with institutions, agencies, and industries.

A physicist specialises in the study of the fundamental principles governing the behaviour of matter and energy in the universe. Physicists explore the laws of nature, seeking to understand phenomena ranging from the behaviour of subatomic particles to the large-scale structure of the cosmos. They employ mathematical models, experiments, and advanced technologies to formulate theories and contribute to our understanding of the physical world.

Physicists work in diverse fields, including academia, research institutions, government agencies, and industries such as technology, healthcare, and energy, where their expertise is applied to solving complex problems and advancing scientific knowledge. Their work often involves collaborating with interdisciplinary teams, using cutting-edge technology, and pushing the boundaries of human knowledge to address fundamental questions about the universe and contribute to technological innovations that impact society.

Basic Admission Requirements and Expected Duration of the Programmes

Candidates can be admitted into any of the degree programmes in Science by one of the following three ways:

  1. The Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME)
  2. Direct Entry
  3. Inter-University Transfer

UTME Entry Mode

The minimum academic requirement is credit level passes in five (5) subjects at O’Level innationally recognised examination including English Language, Mathematics and three other Science subjects which are relevant to the intended programme at not more than two sittings. In addition, an acceptable pass in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) with relevant subject combination is also required for admission into 100 Level.

Direct Entry Mode

Candidates seeking admission into a programme in Science through Direct Entry must havepasses at GCE ‘A’ Level/IJMB or its equivalent in a minimum of two (2) Science subjects relevant to the intended programme to be considered for admission into 200 Level. This isin addition to fulfilling the requirement of a minimum of credit level passes in five (5) relevant subjects at ‘O’ Level as indicated above.

Inter-University Transfer Mode

Students can transfer into 200-Level courses provided they have the relevant qualifications.Universities are to certify that students meet the minimum requirements for the Inter- University Transfer.

Minimum Duration

The minimum duration of science programmes is four (4) academic sessions for candidates whoenter through the UTME Mode. Direct Entry candidates admitted into the 200 level of their programmes will spend a minimum of three (3) academic sessions.