Physics and Nanotechnology

Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Physics and Nanotechnology

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Ever wondered how credit cards work? Or why colours look a certain way? Physics can explain almost every question we have about the physical world. Explore classical and modern physics and the rapidly developing area of nanoscience and nanotechnology.

Key details for

  • Selection Rank

    • 70
  • Course Code

    • B1317
    • B1317A
  • Study Mode

    • Part or full-time
      (Student visa holders must study full-time)
  • Course Duration

    • 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
  • CRICOS Code

    • 002977D
  • Course Code

    • B1317
    • B1317A
  • Study Mode

    • Part or full-time
      (Student visa holders must study full-time)
  • Course Duration

    • 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Course Description

If you’re fascinated by movement, energy and the physical world, delve into the world of physics and set yourself up to solve problems across a range of industries.  

Learn about mechanics and waves, quantum theory, electromagnetism, thermodynamics, the physics of materials and applications of nanotechnology. This knowledge will allow you to solve problems across industries, from applying physics to human movement and medicine, to improving defence capabilities, to understanding nanostructures that can improve the materials we use.

You’ll develop advanced skills in applied mathematics and chemistry, and a range of problem-solving and analytical skills that are in high demand with employers.

5 reasons to study Physics and Nanotechnology

  • Become a problem solver and apply your physics knowledge across a range of industries including astronomy, energy, medicine, manufacturing and finance and economics.
  • You’ll graduate with highly transferable skills such as programming, computational and numeric skills.
  • Learn from lecturers with expertise in Nanotechnology, Surface Physics and Biophysics.
  • Have the opportunity to participate in international work experience programs such as the Future Physicist International Summer Camp in China.
  • Access great scholarships like the Westpac Young Technologists Scholarship Program.

Some of the things you’ll learn

  • experimental physics and nanotechnology
  • electromagnetism
  • physics of materials
  • energy, mass and flow
  • applications of nanotechnology.

Your future career

Pursue a career in a wide variety of fields in areas such as pure research, research and development, education, strategy, quantitative analysis, quality control, health and medical physics, environmental monitoring, meteorology and astronomy.

Careers could include:

  • Biostatistician
  • Quantitative Modeller
  • Meteorologist
  • Financial Analyst/Actuary
  • Statistician or Mathematician.

You could work in a range of industries including universities, government institutions and private companies.

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Professional recognition

This degree has been accredited by the Australian Institute of Physics. When you graduate, you can apply to the Academic Chair to become a member of the Australian Institute of Physics and the Institute of Physics in the UK.

For further admission information about this course, please download our Information Pack.

  • Location

    • Perth Campus or external
  • Mid-year Intake

    • Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
  • Study Area(s)

Course Structure

Each course has a number of credit points that must be completed for you to graduate. Find out what’s required to meet the credit points for this course.

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Special Requirements

Computer access with a CD-ROM drive or Internet access is essential. Email is essential.

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At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. Use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.

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We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. We therefore offer eligible students a wide range of scholarships, prizes and awards across a variety of categories. Find out what scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.

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At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your offer, however you can use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.

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We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. Our International Welcome Scholarship therefore offers eligible students between $8,000 and $11,000, depending on the course you study. Find out what other scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.

The Australian Government also offers scholarships to students from developing countries through the Australia Awards Scholarship program.

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Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 1, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.

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Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 1, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.

Sorry, this course does not accept admissions for commencement in Semester 2. Please consider starting your studies in Semester 1 of the following year.

 

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Ready to apply? Before you start, make sure you have some or all of the following documentation ready for a quick application.

  • Complete or incomplete official Academic Transcripts and Certificates of Completion – both original and English translated versions
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