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Major

Physics

Diploma in Science

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 understand 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.

Highlights

1 in Queensland for physics and astronomy

QS World University Rankings 2020

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
  • Workshops

What you'll study

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

  • Foundations of Biophysics
  • Mechanics & Thermal Physics
  • Electromagnetism and Modern Physics
  • Introduction to Quantum Mechanics
  • Computational Physics
  • Introduction to Fields in Physics
  • Electronics & Circuit Theory
  • Advanced Experimental Skills

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