Study Planner Information
Year 1 Study Planner
What do the different requirements mean?
 Compulsory – all students must complete this course
 Prerequisite for major – course required for this major
 Recommended – other science 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 

SCIE1000 Theory & Practice in Science  Compulsory 
[ MATH1051 Calculus & Linear Algebra I^{1,3} 
Prerequisite for major 
PHYS1001 Mechanics & Thermal Physics I  Prerequisite for major 
Elective  Elective 
Course Code & Title  Requirements 

[ STAT1201 Analysis of Scientific Data OR STAT1301 Advanced Analysis of Scientific Data  Compulsory 
PHYS1002 Electromagnetism and Modern Physics  Prerequisite for major 
[ MATH1052 Multivariate Calculus & Ordinary Differential Equations^{3} OR MATH1072 Advanced Multivariate Calculus & Ordinary Differential Equations^{3} ] 
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
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
Choose a study plan

General Studies
Year 2
Semester Required for Major Recommended 1 PHYS2020 Thermodynamics & Condensed Matter Physics
PHYS2055 Introduction to Fields in PhysicsMATH2001 Advanced Calculus and Linear Algebra
PHYS2810 Electronics & Circuit Theory
Suggested elective:
SCIE2100 Intro to Bioinfomatics2 PHYS2041 Quantum Physics MATH2100 Applied Mathematical Analysis
PHYS2100 Dynamics, Chaos & Special Relativity
Suggested electives:
PHYS2082 Space Science & Stellar Astrophysics
BIPH2000 Foundations of Biophysics
PHIL2011 Philosophy of Modern Physics
COSC2500 Numerical Methods in Computational ScienceYear 3
Semester Required for Major Required for Major Recommended 1 Choose at least 4 units from: Choose at least 6 units from: [ PHYS3040 Quantum Physics
PHYS3051 Fields in Physics
PHYS3071 Computational PhysicsCOSC3000 Visualization & Graphics
SCIE3250 Introduction to Research in Mathematics/Physics^{1}2 PHYS3020^{ }Statistical Mechanics ]
PHYS3900 Perspectives in Physics ResearchBIPH3001 Frontiers in Biophysics
PHYS3020^{ }Statistical Mechanics
PHYS3080 Extragalatic Astrophysics & Cosmology
PHYS3825 Advanced Experimental Skills ]COSC3500 HighPerformance Computing
SCIE3250 Introduction to Research in Mathematics/Physics^{1}1. SCIE3250/SCIE3251 can be taken in semester 1, semester 2, or summer semester.

Astronomy / Astrophysics
Year 2
Semester Required for Major Recommended 1 PHYS2020 Thermodynamics & Condensed Matter
PHYS2055 Introduction to Fields in PhysicsMATH2001Advanced Calculus and Linear Algebra
Suggested elective:
PHYS2810 Electronics & Circuit Theory
SCIE3250 Introduction to Research in Mathematics/Physics^{1}2 PHYS2041 Quantum Physics PHYS2100 Dynamics, Chaos & Special Reltivity
MATH2100 Applied Mathematical Analysis
PHYS2082 Space Science & Stellar AstrophysicsYear 3
Semester Required for Major Required for Major Recommended 1 Choose at least 4 units from: Choose at least 6 units from: [ PHYS3040 Quantum Physics
PHYS3051 Fields in Physics
PHYS3071 Computational PhysicsSCIE3250 Introduction to Research in Mathematics/Physics^{2} 2 PHYS3020 Statistical Mechanics ]
PHYS3020 Statistical Mechanics
PHYS3080 Extragalatic Astrophysics & Cosmology ]
PHYS3900 Perspectives in PhysicsSuggested electives:
PHYS3825 Experimental Design
SCIE3250 Introduction to Research in Mathematics/Physics^{1}1. SCIE3250/SCIE3251 can be taken in semester 1, semester 2, or summer semester.

Mathematical Physics
Year 2
Semester Required for Major Recommended 1 PHYS2020 Thermodynamics & Condensed Matter
PHYS2055 Introduction to Fields in PhysicsMATH2001 Advanced Calculus and Linear Algebra II
Suggested electives:
PHYS2810 Electronics & Circuit Theory
MATH2400 Mathematical Analysis2 PHYS2041 Quantum Physics MATH2100 Applied Mathematical Analysis
Suggested electives:
PHYS2100 Dynamics, Chaos & Special Relativity
PHYS2082 Space Science & Stellar Astrophysics
PHIL2011 Philosophy of Modern PhysicsYear 3
Semester Required for Major Required for Major Recommended 1 Choose at least 4 units from: Choose at least 6 units from: [ PHYS3040 Quantum Physics
PHYS3051 Fields in Physics PHYS3071 Computational PhysicsMATH3401 Complex Analysis
Suggested electives:
MATH3101 Bifurcation and Chaos
MATH3201 Scientific Computing: Advanced Techniques and Applications
MATH3302 Coding & Cryptography
MATH3303 Abstract Algebra & Number Theory
SCIE3250 Introduction to Research in Mathemtics/Physics^{1}2 PHYS3020 Statistical Mechanics ]
PHYS3020 Statistical Mechanics ]
PHYS3900 Perspectives in PhysicsMATH3403 Partial Differential Equations
Suggested electives:
PHYS3080 Extragalatic Astrophysics & Cosmology
PHYS3825 Advanced Experimental Skills
MATH3102 Methods and Model of Applied Mathematics
MATH3103 Algebraic Methods of Mathematical Physics
SCIE3250 Introduction to Research in Mathematics/Physics^{1}1. SCIE3250/SCIE3251 can be taken in semester 1, semester 2, or summer semester.
What will I study?
In this major, you will develop a broad knowledge of classical and modern physics. Courses in physics include: astronomy, biophysics, electromagnetism, laser physics, mathematical physics, mechanics, optics, quantum physics and thermodynamics.
In later years you can specialise in your particular area of interest. Electives under the general stream will prepare you for most areas of physics including quantum information and quantum optics, condensed matter physics, biophotonics and laser science. Alternatively students can pursue a specialisation in Astronomy and Astrophysics or Mathematical Physics.
Assessment tasks vary across different courses but include poster presentations, assignments, laboratory reports and exams. As well as content knowledge, students are provided with the opportunity to develop a range of other skills such as problemsolving capabilities, laboratory skills and computing abilities that will equip graduates to pursue a career in this area.
Physics is available as a single or extended major, or it can be included as part of a dual major in Computational Science or Biophysics, or taken alongside another single major in the BSc.