Where will this take me?


    Career outcomes

    After completing this major you might pursue career paths in commercial and research and development areas including astrophysics, medical physics, meteorology, mining, scientific instrumentation, synchrotron science and vision sciences, telecommunications, government departments, management consultancies, science museums, teaching and the video gaming industry. Employment in the natural and physical sciences is projected to grow strongly to 2019.

    Graduate degree pathways from this major


    Completing the Physics major means you are very well placed for further study in honours and graduate research in a range of science and technology areas. Research training preparation within the honours year, a postgraduate diploma or a masters degree will be required as preparation for graduate research.


    If you wish to continue professional studies at graduate level, this major leads to a range of graduate degree pathways:

    • Science and technology-focused graduate study in degrees including biotechnology, environmental systems, informatics and nanotechnology
    • Graduate degree pathways that will prepare you for a wide range of professions including engineering, law, teaching, medicine and other health sciences
    • Further graduate study to develop your skills outside of science and technology in areas such as humanities, business, government.