2017 Undergraduate Courses
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Bachelor of Science (Physics) - Bachelor of Arts | 2017

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Testamur Title of Degree:

Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Arts



UOW Course Code:




Total Credit Points:



4.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Home Faculty:

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences

Intake Session(s):


Delivery Mode:

On-campus (Face-to-face)

Delivery Campus / UAC Code:

Wollongong / 751803

Additional Information:

Course Finder


Science and humanities subjects are studied in depth combining the practical, numeracy and computer skills of the Science graduate with the communication skills of the Arts graduate. Consider Science and Technology Studies for a critical understanding of the role of scientists in modern society; or perhaps combine Science with another language for an international edge.

More information regarding double degree course requirements can be found in UOW's Policy Guidelines. Students must seek advice and approval from both Faculties before enrolment.

Entry Requirements

Academic requirements and English requirements are available from the Course Finder.

Course Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from the Bachelor of Science (Physics) - Bachelor of Arts will be able to:

A number of the course learning outcomes in each of these degrees complement and consolidate outcomes in the partner degree. Applied across two discipline areas, the outcomes are achieved at a broader and more comprehensive level.

The outcomes, which are common and consolidated in this joint degree, ensure that on successful completion of the course students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate and identify core knowledge and understandings of the discipline.
  2. Apply disciplinary knowledge to analyse real-world issues.
  3. Communicate concepts effectively to a range of audiences.

Please refer to the Undergraduate Course Handbook page of each individual degree for a comprehensive list of degree course learning outcomes.

Course Structure

Students who enrol in the Bachelor of Science (Physics) - Bachelor of Arts, must complete each of the following:

  1. A minimum of 216 credit points;
  2. Bachelor of Science (Physics) component consisting of 90 credit points of subjects from the Physics major as listed in the Bachelor of Science (Physics);
  3. 90 credit points of subjects from the Bachelor of Arts degree, including the subjects prescribed for one of the majors within the degree;
  4. not more than 90 credit points for 100-level subjects;
  5. 36 credit points of subjects from either the Physics list, the Arts major list or the General Schedule.


  • The Bachelor of Science (Physics) - Bachelor of Arts is normally completed over 4.5 years. Students may complete in 4 years if they wish to enrol in more than the normal full-time study load. 


Students must consult advisors from all relevant faculties about selecting majors.


Students who complete the double degree with the required academic standard in the relevant major are eligible for entry into either Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Physics) or Bachelor of Arts (Honours).

Credit Arrangements

Credit and articulation arrangements are available from the Course Finder. Refer to UOW's credit arrangements for information on how to apply for credit.

Other Information

Further information is available at:
UOW Course Finder
Email: eis@uow.edu.au
Email: Academic Program Director

Last reviewed: 2 November, 2016