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.
- Part or full-time
(Student visa holders must study full-time)
- Part or full-time
- 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
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.
6 reasons to study Physics and Nanotechnology at Murdoch
- Five-star rating for student-teacher ratio, overall experience, student support and teaching quality.*
*Source: Good Universities Guide 2020
- 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.
What you’ll learn
Build the knowledge and skills you need to meet your career or study goals. Here are some of the things you’ll learn:
- experimental physics and nanotechnology
- physics of materials
- energy, mass and flow
- applications of nanotechnology.
Customise your course
Customise your course with a second major or combined degree. Adding a second major or combined degree enhances your career prospects and allows you to specialise in two areas of study. Here are some combinations we recommend:
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:
- Quantitative Modeller
- Financial Analyst/Actuary
- Statistician or Mathematician.
You could work in a range of industries including universities, government institutions and private companies.
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.
- Perth Campus or external
- Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
- Not available (International students)
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.
Entry requirements for
Computer access with a CD-ROM drive or Internet access is essential. Email is essential.
Fees & Scholarships for Domestic StudentsInternational Students
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.
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.
How to apply as a Domestic StudentInternational Student
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Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 2, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.
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