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The Department of Fundamental and Applied Sciences (DFAS) was established on 1 April 2009, and was formerly known as the Foundation Studies Department (FSD).  UTP Management Committee, in its sitting on 2nd February 2009, agreed to the proposal of upgrading FSD to DFAS. The formation of DFAS will certainly assist UTP in accelerating its move towards becoming a research university. DFAS is one of the departments under the Faculty of Science and Information Technology.

DFAS  has an academic strength of 37 staff with background in Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics.

DFAS is offering the following academic programmes :

  1. Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Applied Chemistry
  2. Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Applied Physics
    1. ​Master of Science in Science ( by research)
    2. ​​Doctor of Philosophy in Science​

DFAS is supporting the Engineering and Computer Information Science departments by offering undergraduate Mathematics and Chemistry courses. Lecturers from the department are also supporting the other departments as supervisors for Engineering Team Projects, Final Year Projects and Postgraduate studies.

The faculty members in the department generally have the expertise in the areas of :

NANO TECHNOLOGY GREEN TECHNOLOGY
  • Nano Science
  • Nano Materials
  • Nano Technology in Oil & Gas Application
  • Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs)
  • Green Process
  • Green Product
  • Solar energy
  • Other Renewable Energy
  • Catalysis
  • Industrial Bioprocess
  • Molecular Bioscience
ELECTROMAGNETIC (EM) COMPUTATIONAL MODELING
  • Transmitter and Sensor
  • Sea Bed Logging (SBL)
  • Modelling and Simulation of EM Waves
  • Semiconductor Fabrication
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Liner / Nonlinear System Model
  • Operational Research
  • Applied Statistics
  • Mathematical Modeling
  • Bioinformatics / Biostatistics​