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
COSC2500 Num Meth in Computational Sci
PHIL2011 Phil of Modern Physics

[ SCIE3255 Mathematics & Physics Industry Placement1
OR
SCIE3050 Science Industry Placement1 ]

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.

Year 3
Semester Required for Major Recommended
1 Choose at least 10 units from:

[ PHYS3040 Quantum Physics1
PHYS3051 Fields in Physics1
PHYS3071 Computational Physics
PHYS3080 Extragalatic Astrophy & Cosm
SCIE3250 Introduction to Research

 
2

BIHP3001 Frontiers in Biophysics
PHYS3020 Statistical Mechanics1
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.