Specialisation

Major - Applied Physics

Western Sydney University Major Code: MT3026.1

Status: CURRENT
This version of the specialisation is available to new and continuing students.


Related Courses

2743.11 Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laws
3754.1 Bachelor of Science
3756.1 Bachelor of Science (Pathway to Teaching Primary/Secondary)
3757.1 Bachelor of Advanced Science
3763.1 Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts
3764.1 Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of International Studies
4748.3 Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Business
6043.1 Diploma in Science/Bachelor of Science

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : NO


Applied Physics uses the principles and tools of physics to understand and manipulate the world around us, and covers fields as diverse as astrophysics, biophysics, magnetic resonance (i.e., NMR and MRI), medical physics, remote sensing, semiconductor physics, space science and much more. In this major, the core principles of physics, mathematics and computing are taught and used to study specific applications of physics. Students have access to world class facilities (e.g, telescopes and onsite ultra-high field MRI), and the expertise of international researchers. Graduates of this major possess skills in problem-solving and critical thinking together with deep knowledge of Physics. This flexible set of skills, applied across many disciplines, enables students to seek career opportunities confidently in teaching, research or industry, in diverse fields such as medical physics, materials science, energy, geoscience, aerospace, data science, finance and more.


Location

Campus Mode Specialisation Advice
Campbelltown Campus Internal Professor Miroslav Filipovic

Major Structure

Bachelor of Science

Qualification for the award of Bachelor of Science with a major in Applied Physics requires the successful completion of 240 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.

Full-time

Year 1

Autumn

300672 Mathematics 1A
300802 Biodiversity
300808 Introductory Chemistry
300828 Physics 1

Spring

300811 Scientific Literacy
300829 Physics 2
300673 Mathematics 1B

Choose one of

300803 Essential Chemistry 2
300816 Cell Biology

Year 2

Autumn session

300580 Programming Fundamentals
300966 The Cosmos in Perspective: Information and Life

And two electives

Spring session

301392 Quantum Physics

Note: from 2021 this unit replaces 300923 Quantum Physics

Choose one of

301259 Work Internship for Science Professionals
301261 Complex Case Studies in Science

And two electives

Year 3

Autumn session

301262 Classical Physics
301110 Applications of Big Data

And two electives

Spring session

300916 Astroinformatics
300924 Science Research Project

And two electives

Bachelor of Science (Pathway to Teaching Primary/Secondary)

Qualification for the award of Bachelor of Science (Pathway to Teaching Primary/Secondary) with a major in Applied Physics requires the successful completion of 240 credit points as per the recommended sequence for the Bachelor of Science with a major in Applied Physics, given above.

In addition, all students must complete the mandatory 40 credit point sub-major in Education Studies

SM1100 Education Studies

Students must meet this requirement by choosing the units from SM1100 as electives within their Bachelor of Science program.

Bachelor of Advanced Science

Qualification for the award of Bachelor of Advanced Science with a major in Applied Physics requires the successful completion of 240 credit points as per the recommended sequence below:

Full-time

Year 1

Autumn

300672 Mathematics 1A
300802 Biodiversity
300808 Introductory Chemistry
300828 Physics 1

Spring

300811 Scientific Literacy
300829 Physics 2
300673 Mathematics 1B

Choose one of

300803 Essential Chemistry 2
300816 Cell Biology

Year 2

Autumn session

300580 Programming Fundamentals
300966 The Cosmos in Perspective: Information and Life
300937 Advanced Science Project A

And one elective

Spring session

300923 Quantum Physics
300938 Advanced Science Project B

Choose one of

301259 Work Internship for Science Professionals
301261 Complex Case Studies in Science

And one elective

Year 3

Autumn session

301262 Classical Physics
301258 Advanced Science Research Project C
301110 Applications of Big Data

And one elective

Spring session

300916 Astroinformatics
300924 Science Research Project
301258 Advanced Science Research Project C

And one elective

Diploma in Science/Bachelor of Science

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 250 credit points which include the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Full-time

Year 1: College Units

Standard 3 Term year

Preparatory unit:

700043 Chemistry (WSTC Prep)

And

Eight University Level units comprising

700095 Biodiversity (WSTC)
700125 Cell Biology (WSTC)
700122 Essential Chemistry 2 (WSTC)
700155 Introductory Chemistry (WSTC)
700124 Scientific Literacy (WSTC)

And

Three units from the following (depending on the testamur major chosen)

700266 Concepts in Human Anatomy (WSTC)
700295 Concepts in Human Physiology (WSTC)
700296 Environmental Issues and Solutions (WSTC)
700265 Food Science 1 (WSTC)
700061 Introduction to Human Biology (WSTC)
700297 Management of Aquatic Environments (WSTC)
700123 Quantitative Thinking (WSTC)
700298 Water Quality Assessment and Management (WSTC)

Year 2

Autumn session

300580 Programming Fundamentals
300966 The Cosmos in Perspective: Information and Life
300828 Physics 1
300672 Mathematics 1A

Spring session

300923 Quantum Physics
300829 Physics 2
300673 Mathematics 1B

Choose one of

301259 Work Internship for Science Professionals
301261 Complex Case Studies in Science

Year 3

Autumn session

301262 Classical Physics
301110 Applications of Big Data

And two electives

Spring session

300916 Astroinformatics
300924 Science Research Project

And two electives



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