PHU 101 Astronomy (3 credits)
This elective course is designed for the students of the College of Business to fulfill part of their science requirements. The material of the course is presented in a survey manner using only pre-calculus mathematics. The covered material includes spectroscopy, telescopes, the solar system and its formation theories, the life cycle of stars, galaxies and the general structure of the universe, and an introduction to cosmology.
Pre-requisites: None Co-requisites: None

PHU 102 The Science of Energy and the Environment (3 credits)
This elective course is designed for College of Business students to fulfil part of their science requirements. The material of the course is presented in an interactive manner with the students with a minimum use of mathematics. The course material covers topics ranging from basic energy concepts to fossil fuels, including oil and gas, renewable and nuclear energy sources and usage. The course also covers the environmental issues as they pertain to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Gulf region and globally. Within the context of global energy and oil prices crisis, the course also covers renewable energy resources that might displace or be substitutes for oil in the future. Finally, the course aims to familiarize business students with general scientific issues that influence the energy economy of Saudi Arabia, the economy in which the business students will be conducting their future business activities
Pre-requisites: None Co-requisites: None

PHU 103 Mechanics and Waves for Engineers (3 credits)
The material of this course requires knowledge of differential and integral calculus. The covered material includes the basics of vectors, kinematics, Newtonian Mechanics, energy and momentum conservation, harmonic motion, mechanical waves, and sound. The course includes a mandatory laboratory. 
Pre-requisites: MAT 101 (Calculus I) Co-requisites: None

PHU 103 L Mechanics and Waves for Engineers Labs (1 credits)
This material constitutes the laboratory related to the course PHU 103.
Pre-requisites: PHU 103 Co-requisites: None

PHU 124 Electromagnetism and Optics for Engineers  (3 credits)
The material of this course requires knowledge of differential and integral calculus. The covered material includes the basics of electricity and magnetism, electromagnetic radiation, and optics.
Pre-requisites: PHU 103  Co-requisites: None

PHU 124 L Electromagnetism and Optics for Engineers Labs (1 credits)
This material constitutes the laboratory related to the course PHU 124.
Pre-requisites: PHU 124 Co-requisites: None

PHU 205 Mechanics and Waves for Life Sciences (3 credits)
The material of the course is algebra based. The covered material includes the basics of vectors, kinematics, Newtonian Mechanics, solids/fluids, harmonic motion and mechanical waves.
Pre-requisites: None Co-requisites: None

PHU 205 L Mechanics and Waves for Life Sciences (1 credits)
This constitutes the laboratory related to the course PHU 205.
Pre-requisites: PHU 205 Co-requisites: None

PHU 216 Electromagnetism and Optics for Life Sciences (3 credits)
The material of the course is algebra based. The covered material includes the basics of electricity and magnetism, electromagnetic radiation, and optics.
Pre-requisites: PHU 205 Co-requisites: None

PHU 216 L Electromagnetism and Optics for Life Sciences Labs (3 credits)
This material constitutes the laboratory related to the course PHU 216.
Pre-requisites: PHU 216 Co-requisites: None


Department & Programs

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Chemistry

Chemistry is essential to the development of society and offers solutions to today's challenges including environmental issues, sustainable energy, and the development of new medicines.

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Humanities & Social Sciences

The Department is primarily concerned with instilling, promoting and refining the university students' 'Faith', 'Knowledge', and 'Performance'; the crucial underpinnings determined by the late King Faisal (MGBHS) for the advancement of the nation.

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Life Sciences

Department of Life Sciences is to promote understanding of the function of molecules, cells, tissues and organs with a concentration on hereditary factors and genetic mechanisms controlling fundamental biological processes, particularly in relation to the human body..

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Mathematics & Computer Science

Mathematics is critical to the understanding of scientific and engineering concepts as nature laws are best described in a mathematical language, and as engineering concepts are modeled and achieved through mathematical tools.

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Physics

The Department of Physics at Alfaisal University provides high quality physics education, producing well prepared graduates who are confident in their abilities and understanding of various physics subjects. To accomplish this mission, the department relies on its world-class faculty members.

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Nanoscience & Nanotechnology

The Master's Program in Nanoscience & Nanotechnology provides a solid background in materials chemistry, solid state physics, and an introduction to biotechnology.

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University Preparatory Program (UPP)

The AUPP is a centre of excellence in teaching sciences and English. Our experienced instructors, as teachers and mentors, are here to facilitate your learning and the transition to the college of your choice.

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