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Bachelor of Science

Physics

Why study physics at the University of Newcastle?

Mathematics StudentPhysics is one of the oldest natural sciences dedicated to the study of how the universe works.

It explains the fundamental mechanisms of the other sciences, underpins the technologies that are the focus of engineering and opens up new areas of research.

By studying our Physics major in the Bachelor of Science, you will be learning the basic skills needed to contribute to scientific development in many areas of technology and industry. You will be learning from world-leading academics who are at the forefront of knowledge generation and development.

Throughout your degree you will study topics in classical and modern physics including quantum mechanics, electromagnetism, thermodynamics, optics, nuclear physics, atomic physics and special relativity.

You can also choose other mathematics and science courses that interest you or undertake a double major which could further your career options.

Our Physics facilities at the University of Newcastle have undergone a series of refurbishments over the past five years to include new research equipment, laboratories and building infrastructure which are accessible to students undertaking research projects as part of their degree or a Summer Scholarship scheme.

Graduates are able to find employment across a broad range of areas due to the versatile skills you will learn while studying physics. Some of the careers available in physics include:

  • Nanotechnologist
  • Astrophysicist
  • Space scientist
  • Defence Scientist
  • Optical physicist
  • Risk analyst
  • Software engineer

There is an opportunity to take an additional Honours year after completing your degree with Master and PhD programs also available. Currently some of the research being carried out through the University's Centre for Organic Electronics includes developing new low-cost sustainable sources of energy and developing saliva-based glucose monitors that can be printed with the potential to help millions of diabetics around the world.