The University of Queensland

Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) Major in Physics

The University of Queensland

Course details

CRICOS course code: 079390F

Level of study: Undergraduate

Summary

Challenge and develop your critical thinking and analytical skills in this elite four-year program, and prepare yourself for a rewarding career in science research and industry.

The Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) is a specialised program that provides high-achieving future leaders the opportunity to pursue their scientific passion and gain extensive research experience under the guidance of prominent research scientists and thought leaders.

Throughout your program you’ll work alongside researchers and collaborate with your peers on cutting-edge research projects to challenge your problem-solving capabilities and develop your research, analytical and communications skills.

In first year, a broad range of advanced courses will enhance your interdisciplinary scientific knowledge and practical skills.

You’ll then develop your scientific expertise and technical skills through a core specialisation. Choose from 24 specialist fields from across science and mathematics.

You’ll have the option to complement your specialisation with a major or minor across a broad range of scientific fields, with a choice of 24 majors and 32 minors. Alternatively, diversify your skill set by choosing from 46 minors in other study areas, including languages, communication, design and economics.

Your final year will be dedicated to an independent research project in your chosen specialisation. In some cases this may also be combined with advanced coursework to enhance your expertise.

You'll graduate with a respected honours qualification, with advanced knowledge and skills that will set you apart in a competitive job market, prove your leadership potential and provide a pathway into future research and learning.

Physics

Deepen your understanding of how and why things work.

Led by internationally recognised researchers, you’ll study the laws of physics and explore how these principles are applied in our everyday life – from understanding the nature of time to developing new technologies.

You'll be able to combine your scientific and mathematical knowledge with skills in computer programming and statistics to understand theories relating to quantum mechanics, biophotonics, astronomy or astrophysics. Or apply your knowledge to develop advanced materials, electronic and optical devices.

Your high-level technical, analytical and problem-solving skills will lead you to a wide range of rewarding opportunities in sectors such as education, finance, engineering, computing and management.

Alternatively, continue into a higher degree by research to uncover new scientific knowledge or apply your findings to develop new devices, products or processes.

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Depending on which major you choose, here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

Biochemist
Embryologist
Palaeo-environmental scientist
Biodiversity project officer
Exploration technician
Biomedical engineer
Wildlife management officer
Mine geologist
Quantitative researcher
Materials scientist

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Course opportunities

Address

The University of Queensland

St Lucia Campus
Brisbane Queensland 4072
Australia

Entry criteria

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) General English subject (Units 3 & 4, C); Mathematical Methods (Units 3 & 4, C); Two of Agricultural Science, Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Specialist Mathematics or Physics (Units 3 & 4, C), at least one of which must be Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

English language requirements

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BE - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

Address

The University of Queensland
St Lucia Campus
Brisbane Queensland 4072
Australia