Department of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics

This Department belongs to the Faculty of Science and comprises of three subjects, which are: Mathematics, Physics and Informatics. We offer a variety of courses to undergraduate students pursuing Bachelor of Science with Education and Bachelor of Education in Science and we prepare our students to be employed in various sectors of the economy by equipping them with knowledge and skills to perform their duties successfully. Students taking Physics or Informatics as one of the subjects must do research projects in his/her final year of study.

Mathematics

The Mathematics Unit belongs to Faculty of Science and offers courses to undergraduate students pursuing Bachelor of Science with Education and Bachelor of Education in Science where one of the major subjects must be Mathematics. We offer courses in Applied Mathematics, Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics. The courses that we offer includes Ordinary Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, Foundations of Analysis, Functions of Single Variable, Functions of Several Variables, Mathematical Statistics, Linear Programming , Rigid Body Mechanics, Complex Analysis, Abstract Algebra and Functional Analysis. We have sufficient number of Lecturers and Assistant Lecturers specialized in various fields who run different courses of Mathematics. We prepare our students to be teachers, researchers and leaders. Our students can also be employed into various sectors of the economy in both private and public companies after their graduation.

Physics

The Physics Unit offers Physics Courses to Undergraduate Students who pursue Bachelor of Science with Education [B.Sc (Ed)] and Bachelor of Education in Science [B.Ed (Sc)]. The undergraduate major in Physics leading to the B.Sc (Ed) or B.Ed(Sc) provides for a mastery of Basic Principles and Methods of Classical and Modern Physics and prepares the student for a wide variety of career opportunities. A degree in Physics can lead to a challenging and interesting career. Physics as a profession has always been at the center of exciting discoveries, and much of modern science is originally based on the research done by Physicists. The Physics Department (MUCE) encourages students who are enrolled at MUCE Faculty of Science to major Physics Subjects. Physics Courses at MUCE provide theoretical, practical and projects skills. Employment opportunities in Physics are varied and abundant, from Industrial research and development to teaching. Physicists are employed in all sectors of society, including corporations, government research agencies and universities. Physicists are presently enjoying unusual opportunities in the development of new concepts that are expected to have far-reaching consequences in the high technology of the future. Totally new applications are arising from understanding basic physics principles. Some of these emerging technologies include laser communications, holography, synchrotron radiation light sources, opto-electronics, high temperature superconductors and physic applications in medicine. At a time when technological developments and discoveries are creating a heavy demand for Physicists, projections indicate the possibility of a critical shortage of trained Physicists.

Informatics Unit

The Informatics Unit belongs to Faculty of Science and offers courses to undergraduate students pursuing Bachelor of Science with Education where one of the major subjects must be Informatics. We offer courses in Databases, programming, and Networking. The courses that we offer include Data Structures and Programming, Operating Systems, Basic Computer Applications, Network Design and Administration, Software Development, Introduction to High-level Programming, Object-Oriented Programming, System Analysis and Designing, and Implementation of Databases. The courses offered by the department cover both theoretical and practical aspects that prepare students to be ICT-teachers as well as experts once graduated. Furthermore, the unit administers a research project for final year students that stands as a measure of student’s competence upon knowledge acquired in the entire period of study. We have enough Lecturers and Assistant Lecturers specialized in various fields that can groom students to be teachers, researchers and leaders.

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