Department of Physics & Engineering Physics
Graduate Chair: Alexandre (Sasha) Koustov
Graduate Secretary: Debbie Parker
Department of Physics and Engineering Physics
University of Saskatchewan
116 Science Place, Room 163
Saskatoon, SK, S7N 5E2
Phone: (306) 966-6393
Physics & Engineering Physics
The Department of Physics and Engineering Physics is celebrating the 100 years of tradition of excellence in the year 2010. As a department offering programs in both College of Arts & Science and Engineering, our faculty members and graduate students address basic science and also applied science with the same zeal and enthusiasm.
Thus, if your interests lie in the Cosmology or Climate change, atmospheric and space science or Plasma physics, material science, spintronics, nuclear & particle physics or applications, theory or experiment, you will find a Professor who is an expert in that area.
The U of S campus is the home of Canadian Light source where our departmental faculty have strong research programs. Our faculty are involved in national and international space and atmospheric science programs with collaborators in Canada and elsewhere.The nuclear and particle physics activities make use of SLOWPOKE-2 reactor in Saskatoon and accelerator facilities in USA and Japan.
For more information on faculty and research areas, please click here.
Standard Graduate Studies Application plus:
- A statement indicating your desired field(s) of study
- Relevant supplementary information in support of your application
- A completed prescreen form (click HERE for download)
Applications may be submitted at any time during the year.
FUNDING AND SCHOLARSHIPS
Full financial support is available for well-qualified applicants.
Financial support for graduate students in our department is provided by a combination of various sources such as university scholarships, departmental scholarships, and research grants of the students' thesis supervisors and research groups. If you are accepted into our graduate program, details of financial support will be communicated by your thesis supervisor.
For admission and degree requirements, please see the University Catalogue.
After admission to our graduate program, a recommended course of study and research is prepared for the student. Students complete a comprehensive examination within 12 months of entering the program. The examination consists of an oral and written report reviewing the aspects of physics or engineering physics appropriate to the student's research. Students are expected to write a thesis which demonstrates a contribution to knowledge in physics or engineering physics. Our department encourages the completion of the degree in 2 years.
Students are expected to complete a comprehensive examination within 12 months of entering the program. The examination consists of an oral and written report reviewing the aspects of physics or engineering physics appropriate to the student's research.
Also expected are an open seminar on your research prior to preparation of a thesis, and, a thesis consisting of an original contribution to knowledge in physics or engineering physics which is of sufficient quality to warrant publication.
Our department encourages the completion of a Ph.D. degree within 3 years after an M.Sc. degree.