The programme in Industrial Physics was established and approved by Senate in 1998, after which the first in-take of students commenced studies in the same year.
The first head of Department, Mr. A. E. Umahi having been recruited from the Enugu State University of Science and Technology, (ESUT), tailored the initial curriculum proposals according to what was obtained at ESUT. Only one student was registered, who unfortunately went on one-year probation because of poor performance and never came back. The next batch of in-takes numbering twelve was admitted during the 1999/2000 academic session. With such a humble beginning, the Department has been growing steadily,
graduating students and now has a student enrollment figure of 314.
The Degree Programmme is aimed at providing the students with an intellectual environment conducive for the study of Industrial Physics and its related disciplines such as Geology, Computer Science, Industrial Chemistry, Industrial Math/Statistics, Medical and Paramedical Sciences etc.
This will ensure that at the end of the training, the products will be capable of:
a. Teaching in order to maintain continuity in disseminating knowledge to future generation of physicists:
b. Working in various public establishments like Telecommunication, Meteorology Departments, Aviation Industries, Energy Centres, Survey Departments, Hospitals, Oil and Gas Industries, Mining ands Steel Industries Solid Minerals Development, Electrical/Electronics Industries, and in the Raw Materials and Development Centres
c. Pursuing research in Industrial Physics in any chosen field:
d. Dovetailing into the engineering field in such areas as Electronics Electrical Engineering, Computer/Information Technology and Materials/Metallurgy, etc., and;
e. Working in both supervisory and advisory capacities in industries and other productive sectors of the economy.
UTME/PDS candidates seeking admission into the Department of Industrial Physics must have at least five O.L credit passes in English, Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry obtained in not more than two sittings.
Direct Entry candidates seeking admission into the Department must have 2 passes in A.L papers in Mathematics and Physics or NCE (Merit level at least) in relevant combinations of Physics the National Diploma ( Upper Credit a least) in Physics related disciplines may be admitted.
The importance of Physics in the development of modern man is universally known and acclaimed. Accordingly the Degree Programme in the department of Industrial Physics Ebonyi State University Abakaliki is geared towards the in-depth acquisition of the right type of skills, scientific knowledge,
competence and norm in both the theoretical and experimental aspects of the subject and its allied disciplines. This will guarantee that the products of the programme are capable of making meaningful impact towards the realization of the dream of the founding fathers for a sound scientific base for technological and
industrial advancement of Ebonyi State in particular and the nation at large.