• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
The Physics course offered by the University of Wollongong teaches you highly transferable skills that enable analysis and optimisation across many industries. You'll learn problem-solving, critical thinking and analytical skills that are in demand across all government and private sectors. Studying physics is a passport to work anywhere in the world.

Overview

Physics is a fundamental science and the foundation of engineering and other applied sciences. Physics is also utilised in an enormous variety of other disciplines ranging from climate studies to financial systems. Physicists have a very solid knowledge of the physical universe and apply this knowledge to initiate new and innovative ideas to further human development. They also solve complex problems and develop models to better understand and predict the behaviour of intricate systems. 

Why choose this Physics course offered by the University of Wollongong

  • When you study at UOW you join a vibrant community made up of leading fundamental physics and medical radiation physics researchers and teachers. You'll be part of the highly regarded UOW School of Physics, one that is ranked 'above world standard performance' by Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) in Condensed Matter Physics and Medical Radiation Physics.
  • Many physicists at UOW work under the aegis of the Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials (ISEM). ISEM is recognised as a flagship research strength of UOW.
  • The Department operates a 0.4m telescope equipped with modern electronic cameras and photometers, and collaborates with the Illawarra Science Centre in developing an astronomy teaching program.

Career opportunities

  • University Academic/Research Staff
  • R&D Industry Scientist
  • Radiation Oncology Medical Physicist
  • Diagnostic Imaging Medical Physicist
  • Science/ Physics/ Math/Technology High School Teacher
  • Defence Scientist
  • Patent Examiner
  • Experimental Scientist
  • Astrophysicist
  • Radiation Protection Officer
  • Atmospheric Scientist
  • Product Manager
  • Biomolecular Physicist
  • Beam Telecommunication Engineers
  • Materials Scientist
  • Computer Scientist
  • IT Consultant
  • Analyst
  • Professor
  • Executive Director

Accreditation

The Bachelor of Science (Physics) and the Honours degree conform to the requirements for membership of the Australian Institute of Physics.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Spring

    • Domestic Applicants (UAC): 16 July

    Autumn

    • Domestic Applicants (UAC): 30 September 
  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
  • Credits
    144 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Modern Physics
  • Differential Equations: Analysis and Applications
  • Multivariate and Vector Calculus
  • Vibrations, Waves & Optics
  • Electromagnetism and Optoelectronics
  • Mechanics & Thermodynamics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    70

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General Requirements

  • Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia. 
  • In order to succeed in your chosen course, it is assumed you have completed relevant subjects in your senior high school studies or other relevant qualifications. This is particularly important for degrees which have a strong basis in Mathematics or Science.
  • CRICOS: 031274F

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37536 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 112608 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

All domestic undergraduate students holding Australian or New Zealand citizenship or holders of an Australian permanent visa (including Humanitarian) living in Australia are eligible for a CSP.

Living costs for Wollongong

  • 1600 - 2200 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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