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  • Location:
    Joondalup
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    On-campus

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    Bunbury
    Joondalup +
    Mt Lawley
  • Note: + Can only be studied across campuses.
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    On-campus
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    4 years full-time or equivalent part-time
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    Health, Engineering and Science
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    Natural Sciences
  • Code:
    Y88
  • CRICOS:
    075160G
  • Indicative ATAR (TER):
    55
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First year indicative tuition fees for 2014 undergraduate courses (domestic students)

Commonwealth supported: AUD $9,349.00
Domestic fee paying: AUD $15,500.00

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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 Major structure will be available to students commencing the Major from Semester 1, 2015 onwards.

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). This will consist of four core units, 3 prescribed units, and one recommended elective at Level 3 (or above) from the School of Engineering. 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 must complete the following 4 core units:

UnitDescription Points
SCP1111Physics of Motion*15
SCP1112Waves and Electricity* ~15
SCP2211Modern Physics 15
ENS4152Project Development 15
 


Prescribed Electives
Students should choose three units from the following available units, in consultation with the Physics Coordinator.

UnitDescription Points
SCP2343Intermediate Physics* ~15
MAT1236Calculus 1^15
ENS1162Electrical Engineering 1A 15
ENM2104Instrumentation and Measurement 15
ENS2108Mechanical Science 15
 


Recommended Electives
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 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.

Students considering undertaking Honours in Physics should consider taking additional physics, mathematics or engineering units as their electives in the Bachelor of Science course, in consultation with the Physics Coordinator.

This major can also be studied in the following courses:

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