Study Planner Information

Year 1 Study Planner

Program Rules Course List

What do the different requirements mean?

  • Compulsory – all students must complete this course
  • Prerequisite for major – a course required for this major
  • Recommended – a course which complements the major, but can be substituted for an elective
  • Elective – an elective course from the course list, or as permitted by the program rules
Year 1 - Semester 1
Course Code & Title Requirements
SCIE1100 Advanced Theory and Practice in Science Compulsory
PHYS1001 Mechanics & Thermal Physics Prerequisite for major
[ MATH1051 Calculus and Linear Algebra I1
OR
MATH1071 Advanced Calculus and Linear Algebra I2 ]
Prerequisite for major
Elective Elective
Year 1 - Semester 2
Course Code & Title Requirements
SCIE1200 Introduction to Science Research Compulsory
[ STAT1201 Analysis of Scientific Data3
OR
STAT1301 Advanced Analysis of Scientific Data3 ]
Compulsory
[ MATH1052 Multivariate Calculus & Ordinary Differential Equations
OR
MATH1072 Advanced Multivariate Calculus & Ordinary Differential Equations 2 ]
Prerequisite for major
PHYS1002 Electromagnetism and Modern Physics Prerequisite for major

1. Students without at least a Sound Achievement in Senior Maths C are required to take MATH1050 as an elective before MATH1051
2. Students with a high achievement in Senior Maths C (or a 6 or 7 in MATH1050) should take the sequence MATH1071, MATH1072 and MATH2401. Students with a sound achievement in Senior Maths C (or a 4 or 5 in MATH1050) should take the sequence MATH1051, MATH1052 and MATH2400.
3. Students who intend to major in Mathematics should take STAT1301.  Other students with an interest in advanced mathematics and at least a high achievement in Maths C or a 6 in MATH1050 are encouraged to take STAT1301.

Year 2 to 3 Study Planner

Program Rules Course List

What do the different columns mean?

  • Required for Major – a course required for this major
  • Recommended – a course which complements the major, but can be substituted for an elective
Year 2
Semester Required for Major Recommended
1 PHYS2020 Thermodynamics & Condensed Matter Physics
PHYS2055 Introduction to Fields in Physics
MATH2001 Advanced Calculus and Linear Algebra
MATH2301 Linear & Abstract Algebra & Number Theory
[ MATH2400 Mathematical Analysis
OR
MATH2401 Mathematical Analysis & Advanced Topics
] PHYS2810 Electronics & Circuit Theory
2 PHYS2041 Quantum Physics
PHYS2101 Advanced Dynamics and Special Relativity
BIPH2000 Foundations of Biophysics
COSC2500 Numerical Methods in Computational Science
PHYS2082 Space Science & Stellar Astrophysics
MATH2100 Advanced Dynamics & Special Relativity
PHIL2011 Philosophy of Modern Physics
Year 3
Semester Required for Major Recommended
1 MATH4105 General Relativity3
PHYS3040 Quantum Physics
PHYS3051 Fields in Physics

Choose at least 2 units from:

[ SCIE3250 Introduction to Research in Mathematics/ Physics4
PHYS3071 Computational Physics

MATH3101 Bifurcation and Chaos
MATH3201 Scientific Computing: Advanced Techniques & Applications
MATH3303 Abstract Algebra & Number Theory
MATH3401 Complex Analysis
COSC3000 Visualisation & Data Analysis
2

PHYS3080 Extragalactic Astrophysics & Cosmology
PHYS3825 Advanced Experimental Skills ]


PHYS3020 Statistical Mechanics
PHYS3901 Perspectives in Physics Research
MATH3102 Methods & Models of Applied Mathematics
MATH3103 Algebraic Methods of Mathematical Physics
MATH3403 Partial Differential Equations
COSC3500 High-Performance Computing

3. Students must take PHYS2100 before they take MATH4105
4. SCIE3250 / SCIE3251 can be taken in semester 1, semester 2 or summer semester.

Year 4 Study Planner

Program Rules Course List

What do the different columns mean?

  • Required for Major – a course required for this major
  • Recommended – a course which complements the major, but can be substituted for an elective
Year 4
Semester Required for Major Recommended
1 PHYS6501 Advanced Physics Research Report6

Choose at least 6 units from:

[ PHYS4030 Condensed Matter Physics: Electronic properties of crystals
PHYS4040 Advanced Quantum Theory

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2

MATH4104 Advanced Hamiltonian Dynamics & Chaos5
PHYS4055 Laser Physics & Quantum Optics
PHYS4070 Advanced Computational Physics ]


PHYS6501 Advanced Physics Research Report6
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5. This course is offered in ODD years only.
6. This is a full year course. Select the same course for semester 1 and 2.