Commencing semesters, 2018

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Undergraduate

Program code

2341

Faculty

Science

School

School of Mathematics and Physics

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course List

View the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Physics single major.

Enquiries

Australian/domestic students

Faculty of Science

Email: enquire@science.uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 1888

International students

International Student Advisor

Email: study@uq.edu.au

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Enquire online

http://www.science.uq.edu.au/

Why study Physics?

Embracing the study of the most basic natural laws, physics explains how and why things work on scales ranging from the sub-nuclear, through the everyday, and on to the entire cosmos. As a physicist you will explore and identify basic principles governing the structure and behaviour of matter, the generation and transfer of energy, and the interaction of matter and energy.

You may choose to use these principles in theoretical or experimental studies on topics such as the nature of time and the origin of the Universe; or alternatively you may apply your physics knowledge to practical areas, developing advanced materials, electronic and optical devices, and equipment for a wide range of fields such as medicine, mining, astronomy and geophysics.

As a physicist, you have career opportunities in new interdisciplinary areas such as information technology, nanotechnology, quantum technology and biophotonics. In other newly developing areas in the biosciences, an understanding of basic physical principles is one of the keys to advancing knowledge.

More information about the Physics Field of Study.

Courses

View the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Physics single major.

Employment opportunities

Physics graduates develop robust, high-level analytical and problem-solving skills that are widely applicable and highly valued by a diverse range of employers including those in education, finance, engineering, computing and management.

Physicists engage in a wide range of exciting and rewarding careers across many industries in both the public and private sectors. Many physicists are employed by governments in research and management positions; by universities in the areas of teaching, research and technical positions; as education and science communicators; in health and medical sectors; and in nuclear physics. Other physicists take a higher degree and work in research and development; undertaking fundamental research to increase scientific knowledge, or applied research to develop new devices, products or processes.

What it costs

Please view the Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) for indicative fees.

How to apply

Please view the Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) for information on key dates and how to apply.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Australian Institute of Physics (graduate grade)