Study Planner Information
Year 1 Study Planner
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
Course Code & Title | Requirements |
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SCIE1100 Advanced Theory and Practice in Science | Compulsory |
PHYS1001 Mechanics & Thermal Physics | Prerequisite for major |
[
MATH1051 Calculus and Linear Algebra I^{1} OR MATH1071 Advanced Calculus and Linear Algebra I^{2} ] |
Prerequisite for major |
Elective | Elective |
Course Code & Title | Requirements |
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SCIE1200 Introduction to Science Research | Compulsory |
[ STAT1201 Analysis of Scientific Data^{3} OR STAT1301 Advanced Analysis of Scientific Data^{3} ] |
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
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
Semester | Required for Major | Recommended |
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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 |
Semester | Required for Major | Recommended |
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1 | MATH4105 General Relativity^{3} PHYS3040 Quantum Physics PHYS3051 Fields in Physics Choose at least 2 units from: [ SCIE3250 Introduction to Research in Mathematics/ Physics^{4} |
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 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
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
Semester | Required for Major | Recommended |
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1 | PHYS6501 Advanced Physics Research Report^{6} Choose at least 6 units from: [ PHYS4030 Condensed Matter Physics: Electronic properties of crystals |
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2 |
MATH4104 Advanced Hamiltonian Dynamics & Chaos^{5} PHYS6501 Advanced Physics Research Report^{6} |
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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.