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Deepen your understanding of how and why things work. Led by internationally recognised researchers, you’ll study the laws of physics and explore how these principles are applied in our everyday life – from understanding the nature of time to developing new technologies.

Combine your scientific and mathematical knowledge with skills in computer programming and statistics to understanding theories relating to quantum mechanics, biophotonics, astronomy or astrophysics.

Or apply your knowledge to develop advanced materials, electronic and optical devices.

Your high-level technical, analytical and problem-solving skills will lead you to a wide range of rewarding opportunities in sectors such as education, finance, engineering, computing and management.

Alternatively, continue into a higher-research degree to kick-start your career in research to uncover new scientific knowledge or apply your findings to develop new devices, products or processes.

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
  • Health physics surveyor
  • Data scientist

Graduate salary

Computing and information systems (undergraduate)

$58K–$62K

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Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (undergraduate)

$62K–$66K

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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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