Department of physics and Electronics.
The Department of Physics and Electronics is one of the departments under the Faculty of Science, Technology and Innovation (FoSTI) at Mzuzu University. It was first established in 1999 as a Physics Section under the Department of Basic Sciences in the Faculty of Education. It started offering courses in January 2000. The Physics Section was reconstituted into a stand-alone Department of Physics in 2003. Its mandate then was to offer courses in physics and physics methodology to pre-service secondary school teachers. Where necessary, the Department also accepted students from other programmes to register for the courses it offered. The Department also participated in in-service courses for serving secondary school physical science teachers and conducted research in physics, physics teaching/learning and related disciplines.
Due to the university – wide faculty restructuring, the Department of Physics was reconstituted into the Department of Physics and Electronics in 2018. Its mandate is to offer physics and physics-related programmes and courses. It is also expected to conduct research, consultancy and outreach activities in physics and physics-related disciplines.