Physics Department

Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE) in Physics

Key Feature

Code                               PX208

Modules                        12

Duration                       1 year

Registration                Opening Dec. 2023

Teaching                       Distance learning

Credits                           60

Tuition Fees                 $4,500    
                                        €4,000    

Overview
The Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE) in Physics, is an inherently multidisciplinary field that brings together physics knowledge in thermodynamics, quantum mechanics, classical mechanics, optics, and electromagnetism with chemistry and other topics.  All the Physics graduates go on to a Bachelor degree and professional school in fields such as physics, astronomy, engineering, maritime technology, computer science, medical physics.

Objectives

The Certificate of Higher Education in Physics will create students who:

  • Understand the fundamental areas of physics (mechanics, electromagnetism, and quantum mechanics)
  • Can apply the techniques of experimental physics, data reduction, error analysis, and computing
  • Adapt readily to new and fluid situations
  • Can communicate technical ideas
  • Learn new things
  • Function independently in a variety of fields
  • Are tenacious problem solvers

Learning Outcomes

The physics major will teach all students core content in classical mechanics, quantum mechanics, electromagnetism, and thermal physics.  We also expect students to choose from a few more advanced topics.  The program learning outcomes do not enumerate the (many) specific content learning outcomes of all those courses, but instead summarizes the cross-cutting learning outcomes that are not the specific content of any one class, but instead are program outcomes intended to be learned through many of our courses.

Problem Solving – Physics majors and minors will be able to

  1. Organize and carry out solutions to long, complex physics problems.
  2. Decide on strategies to be used and assumptions that need to be made.
  3. Determine what constitutes sufficient evidence for a conclusion.
  4. Use both algebraic and geometric approaches in problem-solving.
  5. Computationally model the behavior of physical systems.
  6. Troubleshoot difficulties encountered in experiments or computations. 

 Sense Making – Physics majors and minors will be able to

  1. Translate physical descriptions into mathematical equations, and conversely, explain the physical meaning of mathematical results.
  2. Examine intermediate results or other quantities that could be used to ensure a solution is physically reasonable.
  3. Identify what they don’t understand, and ask specific questions in order to gain understanding.
  4. Articulate where they experience difficulty; and take actions to move beyond that difficulty.

 Communication – Physics majors will be able to

  1. Write effectively using professional norms.
  2. Present work verbally using professional norms.
  3. Use graphs and diagrams to convey results.
  4. Write clear physical and mathematical arguments including effective use of equations.
  5. Collaborate with other students.

 Experiment – Physics majors will be able to

  1. Design an experiment to measure a given physical quantity.
  2. Make measurements on physical systems.
  3. Estimate sources of error in a measurement.
  4. Interpret measurements, taking into account the limitations of the measurements and the limitations of models.
Modules
1. Mathematics for Physicists I
2. Dynamics
3. Oscillations and Waves
4. Electricity and Magnetism
5. Introductory Astrophysics
6. Robotics Lab I
7. Matter
8. Mathematics for Physicists II
9. Robotics Lab II
10. Physics Applications in Shipping and Nautical Instruments
11. Computational skills for Physicists
12. Principles of Electronics

 

Entry Requirements

High School diploma, A-levels, GCSE, Foundation Year (or relevant) in Physics and Mathematics.

English language: GCSE English Language grade 4/C – IB grade 4 Higher Level. If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS of 6.0 overall, with 5.5 in each component.

Basic Information Technology skills.

Efficient way of study 

Every video-lecture is supported by
a text-book which consists of the
speech-text and the Power Point Presentation

Inspire your future

Study from any place Worldwide

No limits in education

Straightforward way of teaching

STM - Hands on

We explore in detail the structure of Scanning Tunnelling Microscope (STM), which can “view” the atoms on a surface. 

Way of study

Watch Videolectures

1

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Assignment & Project

2

Final viva (live video)

3

Get your Degree awarded

5

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Courses in Physics
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Diploma HE
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Registration No: 25227 IBC 2018, Orion University Ltd,
Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Central America.

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