Physics of Earth and Universe

The Physics of the Earth and Universe Major is designed to provide the rigorous background in Mathematics and Physical Sciences required for a career in theoretical, computational, or experimental scientific research and/or education. During the first two years, all students will take foundation courses in Basic Science and Mathematics, with an emphasis on Physics. They are also exposed to the three concentration options available for advanced study: Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Astrophysics, and High Energy Physics. During the final two years, students pursue advanced study within their chosen area of concentration, together with advanced training in Physics. Each concentration includes specialized instruction from Zewail City research centre experts in Theoretical Physics and Environmental and Space Sciences. The advanced Mathematical and Computational skills of PEU graduates can be readily transferred to many applications in business and industry, as well as academic and government research.

 

 

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

 

Within a few years of graduation, physics of earth and universe alumni will have:

1- Gained employment in the field of astrophysics, climate changes, weather forecasting, remote sensing, education or high energy physics;

2- Created value by analyzing and designing sustainable solutions to problems involving pollution and atmosphere monitoring;

3- Successfully engaged in advanced studies in high energy physics theory and lab, working with groups around the world especially the Large Hadron Collider experiment;

4- Actively participated in research development in astrophysics, in theoretical and observational fronts; and

5- Facilitated collaboration and built strong professional relationships by working successfully in multidisciplinary teams and effectively communicating with a diverse group of stakeholders.

 

 

Student Outcomes (SO) According to ABET SO Criteria

 

General Engineering Student Outcomes

1- An ability to identify, formulate, and solve broadly defined technical or scientific problems by applying knowledge of mathematics and science and/or technical topics to areas relevant to the discipline.
2- An ability to formulate or design a system, process, procedure or material to meet desired needs.
3- An ability to develop and conduct experiments or test hypotheses, analyze and interpret data and use scientific judgment to draw conclusions.
4- An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
5- An ability to understand ethical and professional responsibilities and the impact of technical and/or scientific solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
6- An ability to function effectively on teams that establish goals, plan tasks, meet deadlines, and analyze risk and uncertainty.

Program Specific Student Outcomes 

7- An ability to identify, formulate and solve scientific problems in High Energy Physics, Astrophysics or in Earth Sciences.



Program Educational Objectives Mapping to Student Outcomes 

 

 

SOs

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

PEOs

1

 

X

X

      X

X

X

X

2

X

X

X

X

 

     X

X

3

     X

X

      X

X

     X      X

X

4

     X      X

X

     X

 

X

X

5

 

        X

X

X

 

 

 

Program Enrollment and Degree Data

 

 

Academic Year

Enrollment Year

Total

Total

Degrees Awarded

Foundation

Year a

PEU 

Undergrad b

Grad

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

Bachelors

Masters

Doctorates

Current

Year

2019/

2020

FT

231

20

31

38

89

6

23

-

-

PT

24

1

-

3

4

-

a Not in a specific program

b Does not include Foundation Year students.

FT—full-time

PT—part-time

 

University Handbook 2018/2019 - Currently Applied