Master of Science (Physics)

  • CRICOS code: 094600J


Course structure

The Master of Science (Physics) is a 200-point course, made up of:

  • Discipline subjects (87.5 points), including compulsory subjects plus electives and eligible third-year subjects
  • Professional skills subject(s) (at least 12.5 points)
  • A research project (100 points).

In your first year, you’ll likely complete most of your coursework subjects, while beginning work on your major research project.

In your second year, you’ll concentrate on your research project, while completing any remaining coursework subjects.

For your research project you’ll choose a project from one of our areas of research excellence:

  • Astrophysics
  • Theoretical and experimental particle physics
  • Atomic, molecular and optical physics
  • Theoretical and experimental condensed matter physics
  • Biophysical science
  • Nanoscience
  • Quantum information

You’ll choose your professional skills subject(s) from a selection that includes modelling, working with data, ethics, business tools, scientific computing and communication, giving you extra skills that you can take with you through your career.

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Master of Science (Physics) – 200-Point program

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