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This Physics major from The University of Western Australia gives you access to the frontiers of modern physics via a focus on mathematical skills. These skills are required to access modern physics, including the key pillars of relativity and quantum physics, with applications to atomic, nuclear and particle physics, condensed matter physics, photonics and astrophysics. 
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About The Course

Physics examines the world around us at the most fundamental level, from the origin and fate of the universe, to the behaviour of matter on sub-atomic length scales, and everything in between. The overarching objective of the Physics major at The University of Western Australia is to provide you with access to the frontiers of modern physics via an emphasis on essential mathematical skills.

 The knowledge generated through the study of physics is the driving force behind most new technologies, from radars to lasers, transistors to quantum computers and electron microscopes to advanced medical imaging scanners. To complement your lectures, you'll have the chance to discuss, apply and expand on the theory of your unit in weekly practical laboratory classes and structured tutorials.

Career Pathways

The Physics major from The University of Western Australia opens doors to many career choices. As a Physics graduate, your strong problem-solving and critical thinking abilities will be in demand from employers in industry, government and the business and finance sectors. Your discipline-specific skills are particularly valued in teaching, research and high-tech industries. Graduates with a strong mathematics and physics background have opportunities in the resources sector modelling big data sets. Further studies will lead to careers in research or academia.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      3 years (BSc); 4 years (BSc [Hons]); 4 years (BPhil[Hons])

    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    192 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Physics for Scientists and Engineers
  • Modern Physics 
  • Multivariable Calculus 
  • Mathematical Theory and Methods 
  • Quantum Physics and Electromagnetism
  • The Physics of Particles

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

CRICOS Code: 00126G

  • This major requires a certain level of Mathematics. If you do not meet this level, you may be able to take additional Mathematics units in your first year to satisfy this requirement.

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    54936 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 164800 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
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Domestic Average Annual Fee - $9,094.47 (Commonwealth supported students).

Living costs for Perth

  • 1328 - 2370 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

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