Physics is one of the oldest natural sciences, dedicated to the study of how the universe works. Majors in this branch are concerned with the nature and properties of matter and energy. Students will learn how physics explains the fundamental mechanisms of the other sciences, underpins the technologies that are the focus of engineering, and opens up new areas of research.

Career examples

  • Nanotechnologist
  • Astrophysicist
  • Space Scientist
  • Optical Physicist


  1. Bachelor of Computer Systems Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Science
  2. Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Mathematics
  3. Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Science
  4. Bachelor of Mathematics
  5. Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Science
  6. Bachelor of Science
  7. Bachelor of Science (Advanced)
  8. Bachelor of Science (Honours)

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