Physics (Advanced Science)
|Indicative ATAR||95 Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.|
|Study method||Full-time or part-time|
|Intake||February or July|
|Duration||4 years full time|
Students choose to study Physics because they are fascinated by fundamental questions about the origin, nature and function of our Universe. Physics seeks to explain relationships involving the smallest and the largest structures, utilising the four known forces: Strong, Weak, Electromagnetic and Gravitational.
This major is part of the Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours), a course designed for high performing students to pursue their interest in Science through a core of research, leadership and entrepreneurship. It provides a flexible and personalised approach to studying Physics with students able to explore the field through for-credit immersive research experiences, industry placement and/or interdisciplinary team-based projects. The major culminates in a capstone experience in which students will have the opportunity to pursue Physics projects that may be based anywhere from pure research right through to translational (entrepreneurial) science.
Students in this major gain considerable knowledge and skills while conducting physics experiments and solving real-world problems mathematically or computationally, which find application in a wide range of careers. The major contains high-level mathematics and computer science, and so is well-aligned with high-profile international projects such as the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) being built in Western Australia.
Entry requirements for Australian and New Zealand students
Indicative TER (ATAR) Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.
STAT entry STAT entry - The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) assesses competencies considered important for success at uni. These tests are provided by the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) to help mature age candidates apply for certain courses.
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Mature age entry
Essential WACE courses
- Mathematics Methods ATAR; Mathematics Specialist ATAR; Physics ATAR
Desirable WACE coursesChemistry ATAR
This course is designed for high performing science students. As such students are expected to maintain a minimum academic standard. If that standard is not reached students will be recommended to transition to the Bachelor of Science (Physics).
Fees for Australian and New Zealand students
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Successful completion of the Physics Major enables membership of the Australian Institute of Physics. Many international equivalents of the AIP also accept graduates as members.
Applications for recognition of prior learning (RPL) are assessed on an individual basis. Try our RPL search to find out what credit you might be eligible for.
We offer a high-quality, student-centred learning environment, and you will receive personal attention from academic staff at all levels.
The integration of embedded research projects with our postgraduate research groups is exceptional, with high postgraduate and staff numbers relative to undergraduate students. This leads to a very high undergraduate engagement with our research teams and international collaborators.
Graduates enjoy a high level of employment flexibility, as their analytical ability, problem solving skills and logical thinking is broadly applicable at the highest levels of industry or government organisations.
Through embedded research and industry engagement you will have the opportunity to investigate multiple areas of specialisation and tailor you final year experience that prepares you for the industry of your choice.