Engineering Physicists apply Physics to engineering problems in a variety of disciplines. Professional Engineering Physicists therefore possess competence in physics fundamentals, in mathematics and in engineering practice and design. They also possess the very fundamental skill of being able to adapt what they know to entirely new ways of doing things. EP has applications in many areas ranging from medical research to satellite development to oceanographic prospecting. Because EP students develop a thorough understanding of fundamentals of physics and the application of this knowledge to practical problems,
A good Higher National Diploma (HND) in Engineering (preferably First or Second class) from a recognized Polytechnic or institution of Engineering
Engineering Physicists find employment in a large variety of areas. With a background in EP, you could find yourself designing new photonics devices, developing a new microscope system, building and testing remote sensing equipment, creating ‘smart’ or self-assembling materials, simulating microelectronics processes, or inventing microscopic or nano machines. In these capacities, you could be working with a team composed of Engineers from other disciplines, scientists or medical professionals. Engineering Physicists perform research and development in high-tech industries in the field of telecommunications, microelectronic, lasers and novel material. Because many engineering physics graduates aspire to careers in the University and Industrial research communities, further studies in applied science or engineering are often pursued.