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 Mission Statement

The discipline of Physics is the fundamental search to understand reality at its deepest levels by focusing on the study of natural phenomena.

At the University of Balamand in Dubai the mission of the Department of Physics is to deliver excellent teaching and education through solid instruction and a well-balanced and designed program that covers all the fundamental topics of physics.
Graduates of the Department will be confident in their abilities and understanding of physics and will be well prepared for their teaching or scientific careers.


 Program Educational Objectives

  1. Provide students with a broad, sound and extensive knowledge of the fundamental concepts of Physics. 
  2. Gain an insight into physical phenomena and processes. 
  3. Develop an understanding of the power of Physics to deal with problems related to technology and the environment. 
  4. Qualitatively analyze and provide solutions to problems. 
  5. Prepare students for teaching and/or research positions in colleges, universities, laboratories and research centers. 
  6. Gain effective communication skills both verbally and in writing. 
  7. Help students attain their full academic potential by encouraging them to be critically receptive to new ideas.


Program Learning Outcomes

Students graduating with a BS in physics will be able to:
  1. Develop a thorough conceptual understanding of the principles of physics in the fields of mechanics, optics, relativity, electricity, magnetism, classical and quantum mechanics. 
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in mathematics to facilitate the understanding, manipulation, description and then solution of physical problems.
  3. Develop efficient analytical thinking skills and demonstrate written and oral communication skills.
  4. Organize and convert complex physics problems to mathematical formulations, analyze them quantitatively and suggest reasonable solutions.
  5. Develop efficient practical laboratory skills to collect experimental data, analyze it, represent it graphically and assess it statistically by treating errors and uncertainties.
  6. Utilize the scientific and technical knowledge and skills in other disciplines and become aware of the impact of physics in social, economical, and environmental issues, among others.
  7. Develop critical thinking skills, reflections and observational skills that are essential to classroom teachers and future researchers, and will enable them to pursue successful employment in many commercial and industrial sectors.
After completing the General Education Courses (University requirements and Free Electives), students should be able to:
  1. Demonstrate knowledge of humanities, social sciences, library science and leadership skills. 
  2. Communicate more effectively in oral and written English. 
  3. Develop quantitative and research skills.
  4. Think more critically and creatively. 
  5. Apply ethics in their behavior and decision making. 
  6. Work collaboratively, learn independently and practice lifelong learning. 
  7. Exercise leadership and have a sense of responsibility. 
  8. Have pride in Arabic culture and Islamic values. 
  9. Recognize and appreciate the diversity of the human experience.



 Admission Requirements

  • - Secondary school average:
    1. The minimum average for accepting an applicant is the equivalent of 75 percent or more in the final year or 75 percent or more in the two years out of the last three years.
    2. Higher averages may be applicable for certain colleges/schools and/or specific majors.
  • - MATH SAT score ≥ 550.
  • - A score of 71 or more on internet based TOEFL (iBT) or a score of at least 527 on the institutional paper-based TOEFL (ITP) or a score of at least 5.5 on academic IELTS or a score of atleast 1250 on EMSAT. Scores are only valid for two calendar years.


Application Fees:
Applicants must complete the University Application Admission Form and pay a non- refundable undergraduate application fee of 250 AED.

Tuition Fees

Program Undergraduate
Tuition/Credit Hour
 Sciences 2782.50
The University reserves the right to change the above tuition fees for newly admitted students. For continuing students increases in tuition fees will be limited to a maximum of 5% per academic year.

All fees are inclusive of 5% VAT.