About Us

Covenant University opened its doors to the first set of students on 21st October, 2002. Physics Unit was then housed in the Department of Computer and Information Technology as a servicing Unit to other Programmes. Later, it came under the Department of Natural Sciences. In September, 2004, it became a full- fledged Department of Physics. The following options are available in the Department:

  1. Applied Geophysics
  2. Electronics and Information Technology Applications
  3. Renewable Energy

The Department is fully accredited by the National Universities Commission (NUC) and also has the approval to run M.Sc and Ph.D Programmes in Physics and Industrial Physics.

Our Vision is to produce graduates with an adequate and broad understanding of the basic concepts of Physics, complemented with applications-oriented courses that will advance the productive capacity of these graduates.
To create knowledge and restore the dignity of the black man through the use of the tools of Science as embodied in our curricula to train students who will be expert thinkers, skilful, intellectually resourceful, entrepreneurially self-dependent and futuristically visionary.
The Philosophy of the Industrial Physics Programme was birthed in the Covenant University Philosophy, viz, “Raising a New Generation of Leaders”. Thus, the Industrial Physics Programme is fashioned towards producing graduates with an adequate/broad understanding of the basic concepts of Physics, complemented with applications-oriented courses (i.e. specializations) that will advance the productive capacity of these graduates. To that extent, the two components are further spiced with such Covenant University courses as Entrepreneurial Development Studies (EDS) and Total Man Concept (TMC) which, together, would assist any of our Industrial Physics graduates to be very relevant in the production processes in one of these sub fields: Applied Geophysics, Electronics and Information Technology Applications and Renewable Energy. In essence, we endeavour to produce job creators, not just potential employees. The students would also be simultaneously prepared for postgraduate research in these sub-fields and their allied disciplines.

To create knowledge and restore man’s dignity through a Human Development concept of the Total Man, employing innovative, leading edge, teaching and learning methods that would assist our Industrial Physics graduates to be very relevant in the production process in any of the sub-fields: Applied Geophysics, Electronics and IT applications and Renewable Energy. To produce job creators and some for postgraduate research in these sub-fields and their allied disciplines.

The specific objectives of the programme are to:

  1. give the students an intellectually stimulating and satisfying experience in the study of physics;
  2. provide the students with a broad and balanced foundation in Physics;
  3. develop in the students the ability to apply their knowledge of Physics and skills to the solution of theoretical and practical problems;
  4. provide exposure to a menu of industrial applications that is of national interest;
  5. prepare the students for post-graduate studies in Physics/Applied Physics or other Physics-related, multi-disciplinary areas; and
  6. inculcate in the students the knowledge and skills needed for self-employment.