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Undertake this major 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 analytical and problem-solving skills you develop can take you into sectors including education, finance, engineering, computing and management.

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:

  • Materials scientist
  • Applied physics lecturer
  • Data scientist
  • Innovation scientist

This Major is available as:

  • Major
  • Extended Major

How you'll learn

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

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Laboratory work
  • Seminars

What you'll study

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