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Bachelor of Science Bachelor of Business

Major In Physics

Physics is the fundamental science that underpins research and development in engineering and technology.

This Physics major provides students with a thorough background in fundamental and advanced physics with a strong emphasis on scientific instrumentation, measurement and analytical skills. It is designed to meet industries' need for capable, dynamic and innovative graduates with well-developed analytical and problem-solving skills and a sound theoretical knowledge in physics. It gives students a 'hands-on' and practical understanding of Physics with laboratory-based programs and projects included in all units to encourage practical learning.

Major structure

This unitset structure contains information about the units which comprise the course as well as the credit points required to successfully complete it.

Physics is the fundamental science that underpins research and development in Engineering and Technology. The Physics major provides students with a thorough background in fundamental and advanced physics with a strong emphasis on scientific instrumentation, measurement and analytical skills. It is designed to meet industries' need for capable, dynamic and innovative graduates with well-developed analytical and problem-solving skills and a sound theoretical knowledge in physics. The Physics major gives students a 'hands-on' and practical understanding of Physics. Laboratory-based programs and projects are included in all units to encourage practical learning. The major is available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science (Course Code Y83) degree course.



Core Units
Students choose 120 credit points (eight units), with at least two units at Level 3 (or above). Students are advised to consult with the Physics Coordinator as to the selection of the most appropriate physics, mathematics and engineering units leading to this major. Students should choose 7 units from the following list, plus one elective unit at Level 3 (or above) from the School of Engineering.

UnitDescription Points
SCP1111Physics of Motion^15
SCP1112Waves and Electricity*15
SCP2211Modern Physics* ~15
SCP2343Intermediate Physics 15
MAT1236Calculus 1* ~15
ENS1162Electrical Engineering 1A 15
ENM2104Instrumentation and Measurement 15
ENS2108Mechanical Science 15
ENS4152Project Development 15
 


* Students who have not completed WACE Physics 3A/3B (or equivalent) need to complete SCP1132 Introduction to Physics or SCP1134 Foundations of Physics before studying SCP1111 or SCP1112 or SCP2343. ~ SCP1112 and SCP2343 may be offered in alternate years. Students can take them in any order. ^ Students who have not completed WACE Mathematics 3A/3B (or equivalent) need to complete MAT1137 Introductory Applied Mathematics before studying MAT1236.

Elective Units
Students should choose one Level 3 (or above) unit from units available in the School of Engineering, in consultation with the Physics Coordinator. Suitable units include those listed below:

UnitDescription Points
ENS3190Mechanics of Solids 15
MAT3486Multivariate Calculus 15
ENS3180Finite Element Methods 15
ENS3447Propagation and Antennas 15
 


Students need to check the pre-requisite requirements of their chosen elective.

Students wishing to qualify for Honours in Physics should consider attempting additional physics, mathematics and engineering units, in consultation with the physics coordinator.

This major can also be studied in the following courses:

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