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Physical Science

Physical Sciences Engineering

Physical Science

Physical science is the study of physics and chemistry of nature. From the materialist and functionalist viewpoints it overlaps the life sciences where ecology studies the evidences of historical facts or evolution. Natural sciences / Physical Science bridge the phenomena in the physical sciences to the Noumea in the life sciences. The following is presented as an overview and topical guide of these physical sciences. 

Physical Science Skills Required :

  1. Critical Thinking – Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  2. Reading Comprehension – Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  3. Active Listening – Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  4. Speaking – Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  5. Mathematics – Using mathematics to solve problems.
  6. Complex Problem Solving – Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  7. Time Management – Managing one’s own time and the time of others.
  8. Judgment and Decision Making – Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  9. Operation Monitoring – Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  10. Coordination – Adjusting actions in relation to others’ actions.
  11. Writing – Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  12. Monitoring – Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  13. Operation and Control – Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
  14. Social Perceptiveness – Being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  15. Active Learning – Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  16. Instructing – Teaching others how to do something.
  17. Systems Analysis – Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
  18. Management of Personnel Resources – Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
  19. Systems Evaluation – Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
  20. Quality Control Analysis – Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
  21. Service Orientation – Actively looking for ways to help people.
  22. Persuasion – Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
  23. Equipment Maintenance – Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  24. Troubleshooting – Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
  25. Learning Strategies – Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.

Physical Science Subjects / Syllabus :

1st Semester

  • Geometry and Calculus.
  • Physics I.
  • Chemistry I.
  • Basic Mechanical Engineering.
  • Basic Electrical Engineering.
  • Physics Lab I.
  • Chemistry Lab I.
  • Basic Engineering Lab.
  • Communication Skills lab.

2nd Semester

  • Linear Algebra and Differential Equations.
  • Physics II.
  • Engineering Materials.
  • Basic Electronics and Computer Engineering.
  • Engineering Mechanics.
  • Engineering Graphics.
  • Basic Electrical and Electronics Engineering lab.
  • Basic Programming Lab.

3rd Semester

  • Complex Analysis and Integral Transforms.
  • Computer network and DBMS.
  • Optics and Electromagnetic Waves.
  • Mathematical Physics / Organic chemistry and polymer science.
  • Remote Sensing and Applications.
  • Introduction to Economics.
  • Physics Lab II / Chemistry Lab II.
  • Remote Sensing Lab.

4th Semester

  • Numerical Methods, Partial Differential Equations and Calculus of variation.
  • Modern Optics / Analytical and Computational Chemistry.
  • Classical Mechanics.
  • Earth System Science.
  • Measurements and Instrumentation.
  • Introduction to Social Science and Ethics.
  • Optics Lab / Computational Chemistry Lab.
  • Earth System Science Lab.
  • Measurement and Instrumentation Lab.

5th Semester

  • Probability and Statistics.
  • Quantum Mechanics.
  • Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences.
  • Introduction to Astronomy and Astrophysics.
  • Environmental Science and Engineering.
  • Digital Signal Processing / Basic of Chemical Engineering.
  • Computational Physics Lab.
  • Digital Signal Processing Lab / Chemical Engineering Lab.

6th Semester

  • Statistical Mechanics.
  • Atomic, Molecular and Nuclear Physics.
  • Pattern Recognition.
  • Stream Elective I.
  • Stream Elective II.
  • Stream Elective III.
  • Modern Physics Lab.

7th Semester

  • Principles of Management Systems.
  • Stream Elective IV.
  • Stream Elective V.
  • Department Elective.
  • Institute Elective.
  • Elective Lab.
  • Seminar.

8th Semester

  • Stream Comprehensive Viva-Vice.
  • Project Work.

Eligibility & Admission Process :

  1. A pass in the H.S.C academic ir its equivalent or in the vocational stream with engineering or technology vocational subjects or any one or two related subjects like Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry or any other equivalent qualification approved by the State Board of Technical Education and Training or Higher Secondary Board.
  2. For I.I.T’s, it is Mandatory to qualify in the Joint Entrance Examinations (J.E.E).

Colleges :

  • Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi.
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati.
  • Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram.
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.
  • National Institute of Technology, Calicut.
  • Excel College of Higher Education,Maharashtra.
  • Technology Education & Research Integrated Institutions Kurukshetra.
  • Global Institute of Technology & Management, Gurgaon.
  • Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi.
  • SRKR Engineering College, West Godavari.
  • ICFAI University, Dehradun.
  • ICFAI University, Tripura.
  • Jain University, Bangalore.
  • K.Ramakrishnan College of Engineering, Trichy.
  • Keystone Group of Institutions, Jhunjhunun.
  • Kite College of Professional Engineering Sciences, Rangareddi.
  • KMCT College of Engineering For Women, Kozhikode.
  • KSR College of Engineering, Namakkal.
  • Lakshmi Narain College of Technology, Indore.

Jobs Prospects & Salaries :

A physics graduate basically do research work in various R&D establishments and government departments. Those who are having specializations in Astrophysics, astronomy, geophysics, nuclear physics, meteorology can make career in respective fields. To facilitate both intensive and extensive study of physics, it has been divided into several branches.

Some important branches are as following

  • Mechanics.
  • Heat.
  • Sound.
  • Light.
  • Magnetism.
  • Electricity.
  • Modern Physics.
  • Nuclear Physics.
  • Atomic Physics.
  • Astronomy.
  • Space Science etc.

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