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 

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 & 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
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 PHYS2041 Quantum Physics 
MATH2100 Applied Mathematical Analysis COSC2500 Num Meth in Computational Sci PHIL2011 Phil of Modern Physics [ SCIE3255 Mathematics & Physics Industry Placement^{1} OR SCIE3050 Science Industry Placement^{1} ] 
^{1} This course runs in summer semester. Students may apply to undertake this course as an elective, or participate in other summer placement or research opportunities, at the end of second or third year during the summer semester.
Semester  Required for Major  Recommended 

1  Choose at least 10 units from:
[ PHYS3040 Quantum Physics^{1} 

2 
BIHP3001 Frontiers in Biophysics 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.