Physics (Major)

Prerequisites required for progression in this major:

Course Code Units Course Title
PHYS1001 2 Mechanics & Thermal Physics I
PHYS1002 2 Electromagnetism and Modern Physics
[ MATH1051 2 Calculus & Linear Algebra I [1]
[ or
[ MATH1071 2 Advanced Calculus & Linear Algebra I [2]
[ MATH1052 2 Multivariate Calculus & Ordinary Differential Equations
[ or
[ MATH1072 2 Advanced Multivariate Calculus & Ordinary Differential Equations [2]

28 units for -

Course Code Units Course Title
MATH4105 2 General Relativity
PHYS2020 2 Thermodynamics & Condensed Matter Physics
PHYS2041 2 Quantum Physics
PHYS2055 2 Introduction to Fields in Physics
PHYS2101 2 Advanced Dynamics and Special Relativity
PHYS3020 2 Statistical Mechanics
PHYS3040 2 Quantum Physics
PHYS3051 2 Fields in Physics
PHYS3901 2 Advanced Physics Research
[ PHYS6501 10 Advanced Physics Research Project
[ or
[ PHYS6502 10 Advanced Physics Research Project
[ or
[ PHYS6503 10 Advanced Physics Research Project
[ or
[ PHYS6504 10 Advanced Physics Research Project

and 6 units from -

Course Code Units Course Title
MATH4104 2 Advanced Hamiltonian Dynamics & Chaos
PHYS4030 2 Condensed Matter Physics: Electronic properties of crystals
PHYS4040 2 Advanced Quantum Theory
PHYS4055 2 Laser Physics & Quantum Optics
PHYS4070 2 Advanced Computational Physics

and 2 units from -

Course Code Units Course Title
PHYS3071 2 Computational Physics
PHYS3080 2 Extragalactic Astrophysics & Cosmology
PHYS3825 2 Advanced Experimental Skills
SCIE3250 2 Introduction to Research in Mathematics/Physics
SCIE3251 2 Introduction to Research in Mathematics/Physics

End notes

  • [1] Students without at least a Sound Achievement in Senior Maths C are required to take MATH1050 as an elective before MATH1051
  • [2] Students with a high achievement in Senior Maths C (or a 6 or 7 in MATH1050) should take MATH1071 and MATH1072. Students with a sound achievement in Senior Maths C (or a 4 or 5 in MATH1050) should take MATH1051 and MATH1052.