Bachelor of
Science:

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
SCIE1000 Theory & Practice in Science Compulsory

[ MATH1051 Calculus & Linear Algebra I1,3
OR
MATH1071 Advanced Calculus & Linear Algebra I3 ]

Prerequisite for major
PHYS1001 Mechanics & Thermal Physics I Prerequisite for major
Elective Elective

 

 Year 1 - Semester 2
Course Code & Title Requirements
[ STAT1201 Analysis of Scientific Data
OR
STAT1301 Advanced Analysis of Scientific Data ]
Compulsory
PHYS1002 Electromagnetism & Modern Physics Prerequisite for major
[ MATH1052 Multivariate Calculus & Ordinary Differential Equations3
OR
MATH1072 Advanced Multivariate Calculus & Ordinary Differential Equations3 ]
Prerequisite for major
Elective Elective

1. Students without at least a Sound Achievement in Senior Maths C are required to take MATH1050 as an elective before MATH1051.
2. MATH1050 is not available for students with a High Achievement or higher in Senior Maths C. MATH1050 is not available to students who have passed MATH1051 and/or MATH1071 and/or MATH1052 and/or MATH1072
3. Students with a high achievement in Senior Maths C (or a 6 or 7 in MATH1050) should take the sequence MATH1071 and MATH1072. Students with a sound achievement in Senior Maths C (or a 4 or 5 in MATH1050) should take the sequence MATH1051 and MATH1052.

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 Introductions to Fields in Physics

Choose at least 4 units from

[ PHYS2810 Electronics & Circuit Theory

MATH2001 Advanced Calculus and Linear Algebra II
2

PHYS2100 Dynamics, Chaos & Special Relativity
PHYS2082 Space Science & Stellar Astrophysics
BIPH2000 Foundations of Biophysics ]


PHYS2041 Quantum Physics
MATH2100 Applied Mathematical Analysis

Suggested electives:
COSC2500 Num Meth in Computational Sci
PHIL2011 Phil of Modern Physics
Year 3
Semester Required for Major Recommended
1 Choose at least 10 units from:

[ PHYS3040 Quantum Physics1
PHYS3051 Fields in Physics1
PHYS3071 Computational Physics
SCIE3250 Introduction to Research

2

BIHP3001 Frontiers in Biophysics
PHYS3020 Statistical Mechanics1
PHYS3080 Extragalatic Astrophy & Cosm
PHYS3825 Experimental Design
SCIE3250 Introduction to Research ]


PHYS3900 Perspectives in Physics
SCIE3250 Introduction to Research

 

1. Students must choose at least 4 units from PHYS3040, PHYS3051 and/or PHYS3020 to complete the requirements for the Physics major.