Choosing your Courses
Bachelor of Science
The flexibility of Newcastle University's Bachelor of Science degree allows students to specialise in a particular area of study (called a major) but include combinations of units in other sciences, some humanities or interdisciplinary areas. It also enables students to follow expanding modern fields while gaining an appropriate understanding of fundamental science.
This major is only available at Callaghan, however some first year courses are available at the Ourimbah campus.
For possible course choices in a Physics or Photonics Major please see the Suggested PATHWAYS in the Bachelor of Science.
If you are a current or enrolling student, Program Checklists to track your progress and ensure you are meeting the requirements of the program and your chosen major(s) are also available.
Other degree programs
Suggested PATHWAYS for other degree programs are currently being developed and will be available shortly.
Students should consult their Program Convenor about course choices to suit their needs, while also ensuring that any academic prerequisites are met.
Students from other degree programs interested in Physics electives
The following 1000 Level Physics courses are available as electives to students from all degree programs across the university. Please check assumed knowledge for each course as some have specific mathematics requirements.
PHYS1150 (Physics for Biotechnologists I) is available at the Ourimbah Campus and provides an introduction to the basic knowledge and techniques used in physics and needed to analyse physical problems in the research and development environment.
PHYS1200 (Introductory Physics for the Life Sciences) provides an overview of topics in physics that are of particular importance to the life and medical sciences
PHYS1205 (Integrated Physics) focuses on illustrating and developing an understanding of the interplay between mathematics and physics in engineering.
Full List of PHYS Courses
For the full list of physics courses offered by the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences go to the course handbook. Not all courses on the list are currently offered. Course details, including availability, course description, content summary and assumed knowledge can be obtained by clicking on the course code.