Department of Physics, Yangon University

University of Yangon, University Avenue Road, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)


Rangoon College was established in 1878 under Calcutta University, which was later named Government College in 1906. Physics Department was established in early 1920 under Meteorology Department in University College with Physics Department itself established in 1924. Dr Maung Maung Kha took the helm in 1947 as the first national professor of Physics at Yangon University.

The department offers the courses granting such degrees as BSc, BSc Honours, DAP (Diploma in Applied Physics), MSc, MRes (2002-2018), MEP (Master of Engineering Physics) and PhD (1994-present). The MSc programs deals with the specific areas: Electronics Physics and Nuclear Physics whilst the PhD programs were approved in 1994 with the specializations in Theoretical Physics, Nuclear Physics, Electronics and Materials Science.

The Honours course

The aim of the Honours course is to provide a thorough education in Physics and Nuclear Physics, and a basic training for anyone wishing to make a career as a scientist or technologist in industry, pure research, teaching and related fields. The course as designed is oriented towards applied aspects of Physics. Students are offered the electronics and nuclear physics modules as the third levels. The Electromagnetic Field Theory and Laser Physics Module are also available in the Second Year Honours course and First Year MSc Nuclear Physics courses. The Laboratory Computational Physics Course is also available in the Second Year. Students are encouraged to relate Physics to other branches of science so that science is not seen as divided isolated compartments.

The Courses We Offer

The department offers the courses granting such degrees as BSc, BSc Honours, DAP (Diploma in Applied Physics), MSc, MRes (2002-2018), MEP (Master of Engineering Physics) and PhD.

Degree Descriptions

The aims of the courses are to provide thorough knowledge and competencies in various branches of physics through our basic and advanced activities of training to anyone determined to make a career as a technologist or a researcher in the industrial and educational sectors. The courses are designed and run in the applied and theoretical aspects of physics with all the programs enabling the students to acquire knowledge, conceptual understanding and creativity and simultaneously making the students able to broaden their problem-solving skills not only in physics but also in the other contexts of science.

The objectives of the current courses are to assist the students to understand the interdependence between science and society. Furthermore, the courses can also help the students become aware of the local and the global dimension of science with reference to the relevant social, environmental and cultural factors.

Vision :

Physics Department is striving to establish a technological and innovative center of physics with a focus on theoretical physics, materials science, nuclear physics, electronic physics, physics of energy and physics education, thereby assuming a pivotal role in the university.

Physics Department aims for academic excellence and pioneering research, producing a considerable number of ready-for-work graduates who will be in a position to tackle new challenges and to address the needs concerning physics and technology in the industrial sectors and science communities.

Mission :

  • To achieve elevated standards and recognition from academic communities throughout the world
  • To explore the potentials for development while surmounting the obstacles to progress
  • To implement sustainable reforms in the existing system
  • To integrate the essential components of strategy in order to improve teaching, research, technology and innovation
  • To increase the momentum for internationalization and mobility
  • To promote interactive collaborations with stakeholders, industries and business, thereby encouraging the outcome-based education
  • To try to have better access to state-of-the-art equipment, modern facilities, and technical infrastructure along with the dynamic development of research-based society.

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