Semera University Physics Department
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About The Department
Physics department is one of the departments of College of Natural and Computational Sciences in Samara University. It was established since 1999 E.C together with other departments of College of Natural and Computational Sciences, though it did not enroll students at that time.
Still now the department is giving an undergraduate programme in regular and summer level and diploma programme in summer level. The students will be admitted to the department when they fulfill the criteria which has been approved by the Ministry of Education (MoE) of Ethiopia to pass and enter to higher institution.
After they pass the entrance examination MoE will allocate the students to the whole universities in the country according to their choice of university and their interest to study. Any student knows his study stream in college level before s/he joins to the university in which s/he is enrolled. When the students enter to the university they will be settled to their college and an orientation will be given to them about the college, clear elaboration about each department in the college. Depending on this orientation the students will choose a department in which they need to be specialized. To be admitted to the BSc program in Physics, a candidate should satisfy the general admission requirements of the respective Universities and must have at least a pass grade in Physics and mathematics in the Department Entrance Examination.
Physics, as one of the fundamental sciences, is concerned with the observation, understanding and prediction of natural phenomena and the behavior of man-made systems. It deals with profound questions about the nature of the universe and with some of the most important practical, environmental and technological issues of our time. The scope of Physics is broad and encompasses mathematical and theoretical investigation, experimental observation, computing technique, technological application, material manipulation and information processing. Physicists constantly test the basic laws of nature by probing the unknown, the mysterious and the complex. They also search for new laws at the frontiers of knowledge, systematically seek novel properties of matter. They are alert to the possibility of applying physical idea and processes to new situations, and often the realization of these possibilities has had revolutionary consequences. It is with the intention of producing such physicists for the country that nationally harmonized curriculum has been developed and implemented in 2009 for regular undergraduate students.
Even though the harmonized curriculum is developed for physics regular students, it can handle the summer physics degree program students with minor modification. Because after completed the program both summer and regular students are awarded the same BSc degree in physics. The summer degree program curriculum is developed to achieve the same target with that of the regular curriculum program except the course break down, the time and budget allocated. The courses are given in two sessions; the first is the summer (face to face) program and the second is the distance program. The distance program is given at the end of each face to face program. In this program the students will take a module for each course those are decided to be given in the distance program. When they come to the next face to face summer a one week face to face tutor and assessment will be given before they begin their summer program.
The BSc program in summer program can be completed in five summer program without considering the new teacher training (Add on) policy. To complete the teacher training course one extra winter (Bega) and one summer programs must be required. Moreover the trainees are assumed to be diploma graduates; they can be exempted for course taken previously or an equivalent course and scored a C and above grade.
The summer curriculum for linear physics diploma programe has two different components based on the division of the primary education into two levels namely: first cycle (Grades 1-4) and second cycle (Grades 5-8). As the direction given by the Ministry of Education, teachers for the second cycle of primary schools are going to be trained in linear (major and minor) system but those for the first cycle will be trained in cluster form (mathematics and science in our case). This curriculum can be completed in four summer program.