Education (Secondary) - Physics, Bachelor

Education (Secondary) - Physics, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #201 (ARWU) ,
In the Bachelor of Education (Secondary) you will choose a major and a minor teaching area depending on your desired career outcome. A good background in your selected teaching areas at Year 12 level (or equivalent) is strongly recommended.


Why choose this course?

Physics teachers play a central role in developing students’ scientific literacy. Physics deals with the natural laws and processes, and the states and properties, of matter, energy, space and time. You will help students to understand physics and the roles it has played in recent advances in information technology, medicine and biotechnology, thermodynamics, quantum mechanics and relativity. Teachers have the chance to link classroom learning to students’ real experiences through laboratory work.

With QUT’s Bachelor of Education (Secondary) degree, you will gain an understanding of approaches to teaching and planning instruction in physics and general science in secondary schools. You will be taught by leading academics and equipped with quality support and cutting-edge resources. You will be prepared to teach subjects in the Australian Curriculum.

Real-world learning

QUT organises professional experience placements to give you the opportunity to work in real school classrooms, supervised by practising professional educators. At QUT you may be selected for additional opportunities to spend more time in schools and other settings to gain extra experience.

Career outcomes

Graduates will have a solid foundation of knowledge to teach physics and general science in secondary schools. Your career will be guided by, but not limited to, your chosen teaching areas. Teachers develop a range of skills which, in combination with work experience and personal qualities, may also equip them for a variety of careers including community education officers and training developers. Your qualification can also allow you to work in other locations within Australia and overseas.

Professional recognition

The course meets professional teaching standards for graduate teachers for the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership and Queensland College of Teachers. Graduates are eligible to apply for teacher registration.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    384 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Experimental Science 
  • Experimental Science 2 
  • Studies in Language 
  • Child and Adolescent Development and Learning
  • Physics of the Very Large 
  • Physics of the Very Small 
  • Writing Australia
  • Education and Society 1

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

Course change

From 2016 onwards, this course will have Prerequisite Subjects. You must have completed four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA) in:

  • English
  • at least one of Maths A, B or C.

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Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    29900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29900 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National Applies to you

    29900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29900 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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  • 2018: $29900 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Living costs for Brisbane

  • 1402 - 2530 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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