Welcome To The

Department of Applied Physics

Our staff continues to strive at developing and making use of the expertise of our students for the benefit of society such that each of them acquires an unbeatable interplay of skills.

Dr Thambo Nyathi

Prof Godfrey Azangwe - Chairperson

The Department of Applied Physics at the National University of Science and Technology aims to take the leading role in the advancement of Physics through high quality teaching and cutting edge research. New technologies have demanded that physics today, be guided by needs of industry so that physics skills are necessary tools for the scientist in general, the engineer, and the medical and agricultural practitioners. Apart from traditional  areas of physics, the department is focusing on; Radiation Physics, Geophysics and Earth Sciences, Medical Physics, Industrial instrumentation, Radiography and Medical Imaging, Lasers and Applied Optics among other modern fields to cater for pertinent needs and applications of physics in industry today.


At undergraduate level, the Department offers exciting programmes in the form of BSc (Hons) Applied Physics, BSc (Hons) Radiography, BSc (Hons) Earth Sciences, and BSc Special Honours in Radiography.


At postgraduate level the department offers; MSc in Medical Physics, MSc in Lasers and Applied Optics, MSc in Geophysics and MSc in Radiography and research degrees at both Masters(MPhil) and PhD levels.


All undergraduate programmes are currently on full-time basis, except for BSc Special Honours in Radiography which is offered on Block-Release basis. All Masters Degrees can be offered as either Full-time or Part-time/Block release programmes. In the pipeline we have at proposal level programmes that include; HND, DIP Ultra Sound Scanning as well as MSc in Nuclear Medicine.

The department collaborates with local and international institutions in order to enhance its research capacity and teaching activities.
Our mission is to achieve self reliance and competitiveness through high quality training and research fostering creativity and innovation in designing high quality scientific products used in modern laboratories, hospitals, industries and the society at large.

Applied Physics unlocks so many areas of employment. Due to the nature of Applied Physics, our graduates can specialise into so many exciting careers like:

  • Instrumentation and Control Engineer
  • Geophysicist
  • Medical Physicist
  • Telecommunications Engineer
  • Avionics Engineer
  • Teaching and Research
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Radiation Scientist
  • Meteorologist
  • Material Scientist
  • Astrophysicist
  • Financial Analyst
  • Computer Programmer

Radiography also offers career opportunities in the following areas:

  • Radiographer
  • Radiation Protection Scientist
  • Industrial Radiographer
  • Medical Imaging Scientist
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Research and Teaching

Our Degree Programmes

BSc Hons in Applied Physics

The Programme consists of thirty-six taught modules, an Industrial Attachment module in...

MSc Medical Physics

The course is designed to provide an overview of both the theoretical background and...

BSc Hons Earth Sciences

Program in Earth Science is designed for students planning for employment in fields such as...

Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

The normal entrance requirements shall be an appropriate Honours Degree...

MSc Lasers and Applied Optics

The Master of Science in Information Systems is designed specifically for those graduates that...

PhD Applied Physics

The normal entrance requirement shall be an appropriate Masters Degree...

MSc Geophysics

The program is designed to provide an overview of both the theoretical background and the applications of...

Departmental Staff

Godfrey Azangwe
Godfrey AzangweChairperson
Peter Baricholo
Peter BaricholoSenior Lecturer
Ellen Maguranyanga
Ellen MaguranyangaSenior lecturer
Temba Dlodlo
Temba DlodloSenior Lecturer
Blessed Muchono
Blessed MuchonoLecturer
Jephias Gwamuri
Jephias GwamuriAssociate Professor
Constant Chuma.
Constant Chuma.Lecturer
Robin Mashingaidze
Robin MashingaidzeLecturer
Sindiso Nleya
Sindiso Nleyalecturer
Innocent Muchingami
Innocent MuchingamiLecturer
Tichakunda Chabata
Tichakunda ChabataLecturer
Munyaradzi Murape
Munyaradzi MurapeLecturer
Simbarashe T. Gashirai
Simbarashe T. GashiraiLecturer
Golden Nyambuya
Golden NyambuyaLecturer
Josephine S. Tityiwe
Josephine S. Tityiwe lecturer
Bigboy T. Rakata
Bigboy T. RakataLecturer
Mervyn Gumbo
Mervyn GumboResearch Fellow
Simbarashe T. Gashirai
Simbarashe T. GashiraiLecturer
Caven Dzingai
Caven Dzingai Chief Technician
Polite Mukwada
Polite MukwadaLecturer
Lidion Sibanda
Lidion Sibandalecturer
Zenzo K. Zulu
Zenzo K. Zulu Senior Technician
Hebert Manual
Hebert ManualSenior Technician
Joseph Dongo
Joseph DongoTechnician
Nonhlanhla Chambara
Nonhlanhla ChambaraTeaching assistant
Witness Chirume
Witness ChirumeTechnician
Caraster Dambaza
Caraster DambazaSecretary