Undergraduate major

Physics Major Teaching Area

Future physicists, doctors, engineers and discoverers need to learn physics first. Here’s your chance to teach and inspire them.

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Murdoch code

MJ-PHSS

Study mode

Full Time or Part Time

Selection rank

70

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Overview

Physics is emerging as one of the most exciting and progressive areas in Science in the modern world. It is also the basis of all the other Sciences. The world needs dedicated teachers who can build their expertise in this field to share it with others.

In this major, you’ll get the qualification you need to teach Science to secondary students, including Physics to ATAR students in Years 11 and 12. You’ll dive into the fascinating world of physics and explore how it applies across practically every area of our lives.

You’ll learn in a range of environments, from lectures and tutorials to labs and a range of practical placements.  You’ll also practise dealing with challenging behaviour, parent teacher interviews and other situations through our SimLabTM technology – a virtual classroom using actors and avatars, which is the only technology of its kind in WA.

3 reasons to study Education at Murdoch

  • Learn to become a confident and motivated teacher as you get mentored by our experienced teaching professionals.
  • Get essential experience in a range of practical placements which could include metropolitan, rural, remote, international, hard-to-staff, multicultural, hospital, private and state school environments.
  • Build an online portfolio as part of your degree to share your experience with future employers.

What you’ll learn

  • Build your expertise in the field of physics as you explore forces, momentum, energy, motion and more.
  • Gain breadth of experience in the Science curriculum including Chemical, Biological and Earth and Space Sciences
  • Learn how to help students to develop creative thinking and analytic skills throughout their studies.
  • Get a strong grounding in learning, teaching and curriculum.
  • Learn classroom management skills, including how to deal with challenging behaviour and make learning fun.
  • Learn how to apply your theoretical learning in a range of practical settings.

Your future career

This course gives you the qualification you need to teach Science secondary students, including teaching Physics to Year 11 and 12 ATAR students. Given the close relationships of Physics to Mathematics, you will also gain a second teaching area in Mathematics.

Professional recognition

After graduating, you could be eligible for accreditation with a range of bodies such as the Teacher Registration Board of WA (TRBWA) and the state, Catholic and independent schools, departments, organisations and associations.

 

For more details about this course, please download our information pack.

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English Requirements

You must meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which can be demonstrated through either English proficiency testsuniversity preparation coursesEnglish language coursesprevious tertiary study or vocational education.

 

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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Adjustment for Murdoch RISE

Murdoch RISE is a selection rank adjustment, as part of our commitment to helping students from regional, Indigenous and low socio-economic backgrounds gain university entry.

If you achieve an ATAR of 60.00 - 89.95, a Murdoch RISE adjustment factor of up to 10.00 points may help you get into your preferred course. Murdoch RISE can increase your selection rank up to a maximum of 90.00.

There’s no application or need to register. If you are eligible, the adjustment factor is automatically added to your raw ATAR score when you apply.

 

This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

Find out more

 

This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

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