2018 Undergraduate Courses
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Bachelor of Science Advanced (Honours) (Physics)

This information applies only to students commencing the relevant course at UOW in 2018.

Course Structure

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Year 1
MATH187 Mathematics 1: Algebra and Differential Calculus 6 Autumn
PHYS141 Fundamentals of Physics A 6 Autumn
MATH188 Mathematics 2: Series and Integral Calculus 6 Spring
PHYS142 Fundamentals of Physics B 6 Spring
PHYS295 Astronomy - Concepts of the Universe 6 Spring
Plus THREE electives*
Year 2
MATH201 Multivariate and Vector Calculus 6 Autumn
MATH203 Linear Algebra 6 Autumn
PHYS205 Advanced Modern Physics 6 Autumn
PHYS235 Mechanics & Thermodynamics 6 Spring
MATH202 Differential Equations 2 6 Spring
MATH204 Complex Variables and Group Theory 6 Spring
PHYS215 Vibrations, Waves & Optics 6 Autumn
PHYS225 Electromagnetism and Optoelectronics 6 Spring
Year 3
PHYS305 Quantum Mechanics 6 Autumn
PHYS325 Electromagnetism 6 Autumn
PHYS306 Project in Physics  6 Autumn /Spring
Plus ONE subject from the following two subjects:
PHYS335 Classical Mechanics 6 Autumn
PHYS390 Relativity, Astrophysics, and Cosmology 6 Autumn
Plus the following subjects:
PHYS375 Nuclear Physics 6 Spring
PHYS385 Statistical Mechanics 6 Spring
PHYS396 Electronic Materials 6 Spring
Plus ONE elective*
Year 4
PHYS457 Research Project 24 Annual, Spring 2018/Autumn 2018
PHYS474 Quantum Mechanics 6 Annual
PHYS476 Solid State Physics 6 Annual
PHYS466 Research Methods 6 Annual
PHYS473 Electromagnetism 3 Autumn
Plus one of the following
PHYS472 Cosmology 3 Autumn
PHYS471 Theoretical Mechanics 3 offered in odd years

* Recommended Physics Electives  
PHYS154 Energy, Climate Change and Human Society 6 Autumn
PHYS233 Introduction to Environmental Physics 6 Autumn
PHYS155 Introduction to Biomedical Physics 6 Spring


Entry Requirements & Credit Arrangements

Information on academic and English language requirements, as well as eligibility for credit for prior learning, is available from the Course Finder.

Professional Recognition/Accreditation

The Bachelor of Science Advanced Honours (Physics) conforms to the requirements for membership of the Australian Institute of Physics.

Other Information

For further information email: eis@uow.edu.au or Academic Program Director

Last reviewed: 24 November, 2017