Unit Set Information

Physical Sciences Major

Effective from 01-JAN-2017 : Code MABUVC

This major offers students the flexibility of studying both chemistry and physics while pursuing studies in a related area such as mathematics or biology.


This unit set information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

This Major can be studied in the following courses:

Mode of Delivery

On Campus at Joondalup

Learning Outcomes

Major Structure

Students are required to complete 8 units from the list below. The selection must meet all the following requirements: - a minimum of two physics units (SCP codes) - a minimum of two chemistry units (SCC codes) - a minimum of two 3000 level units. Students should seek the advice of the Course coordinator on their selection.

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCC1111 ^General Chemistry15
SCC1201 ^Chemistry: Structure and Reactions15
SCP1111 ^Physics of Motion15
SCP1112 ^ *Waves and Electricity15
MAT1137 ^Introductory Applied Mathematics15
SCC2211 ^Organic Chemistry15
SCC2301 ^Forensic and Analytical Chemistry15
SCP2343 ^Intermediate Physics15
SCP2211 ^ *Modern Physics15
SCC3201 ^Analytical Chemistry15
SCI3309 ^Biological and Chemical Hazards15
SCI3206 ^Environmental Investigation and Monitoring15
SCI3120 ^Natural Sciences Project15

Note: Students who have not successfully completed ATAR (or equivalent) level chemistry, physics or maths are advised to consult with the Course Coordinator regarding unit selection.

^ Core Option
* Students will be assessed to see if they have achieved the ECU minimum standard of English language proficiency in this unit. Students who don't meet the minimum standard will be provided with appropriate English language support and development.

Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.