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Field of Study

Physics

Bachelor of Science (Honours)

Undertake this field of study and you can choose to concentrate on theoretical or experimental studies, such as the nature of time or the origin of the universe.

Or you may decide to apply your knowledge to practical areas and develop advanced materials, electronic and optical devices. The flexibility is yours.

When you undertake honours, you'll be equipped to work as part of a research team in a semi-autonomous manner. You'll learn to identify key questions, plan experiments, acquire new techniques and interpret the results.

Highlights

1 in Queensland for physics and astronomy

QS World University Rankings 2020

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Data scientist
  • Biotechnology physicist
  • Physicist
  • Quantum physicist
  • Quantum materials engineer
  • Materials scientist
  • Geophysicist
  • Applied physics lecturer
  • Academic researcher

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (undergraduate)

$62K–$66K

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How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Research experience
  • Laboratory work
  • Seminars
  • Workshops

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Physics Honours Research Project
  • General Relativity
  • Condensed Matter Physics: Electronic Properties of Crystals
  • Advanced Quantum Theory
  • Laser Physics & Quantum Optics
  • Advanced Computational Physics
  • Frontiers in Astrophysics
  • Special Topics in Physics

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Read program rules (PDF)

In Semester 1, 2021, we'll be teaching courses on campus and online. Delivery modes vary for each course and may change in future semesters.

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