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  • Objectives
    This program provides cooperative learning during the work placements and, through the Diploma of Professional Practice, professional preparation for work practice. The applied physicist is expected to have a sound grounding in the principles of physics, to be able to apply their knowledge in the modelling, analysis and solution of problems in the real world and to be able to communicate the results of their work to a wider audience.
  • Practical experience
    Yes (compulsory)
  • Entry requirements
    Domestic - Prerequisites: Maths B (4, SA), physics (4, SA); The physics prerequisite can be satisfied by a combination of physics (2, SA) and maths C (2, SA).
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Applied Physics (Co-op)/Diploma of Professional Practice (Physics)
  • Course description

    About Applied Physics

    The study of physics is concerned with the observation, understanding and prediction of natural phenomena and the behaviour of man-made systems. It deals with profound questions about the nature of the universe and with some of the most important practical, environmental and technological issues of our time. Its scope is broad and involves mathematics and theory, experiment and observations, computing, technology, materials and information theory. The applied physicist is expected to have a sound grounding in the principles of physics, to be able to apply their knowledge in the modelling analysis and solution of problems in the real world and to bale to communicate the results of their work to a wider audience. This program provides cooperative learning during the work placements and through the Diploma of Professional Practice, the professional preparation for work practice.


    Career Opportunities

    Career opportunities exist in government-related facilities such as CSIRO, Bureau of Meteorology, ANSTO, National Standards Commission, Civil Aviation Authority and the Department of Housing. There are also opportunities in regional hospitals, regional health and electricity authorities and areas such as mining and exploration, mineral processing, material testing, communications, industrial process control and signal processing.


    Program Structure
    Students must complete 35 courses/216 units of credit including 18 physics courses, 8 professional practice courses, 6 elective courses and an honours project/essay. Academic plans are available in maths, electronics/instrumentation and geophysics.

     18 physics courses
    PHYS11184      Engineering Physics A
    PHYS11185      Engineering Physics B
    MATH11163     Mathematics IA
    MATH11164     Mathematics IB
    MATH12171     Differential Equations
    MATH12172     Multivariable Calculus
    PHYS12073     Introduction to Modern Physics
    PHYS12075     Optics
    PHYS12076     Properties of Materials
    PHYS13194     Modern Optics
    PHYS13071     Quantum Physics
    PHYS13072     Solid State Physics
    PHYS13193     Oscillations and Waves
    ENEE13013     Digital and Analogue Electronics

    6 professional practice courses
    ENEP11001     Professional Practice Preparation 1
    ENEP11002     Professional Practice Review 1
    ENEP11005     Industry Placement 1
    ENEP12001     Professional Practice Preparation 2
    ENEP12002     Professional Practice Review 2
    ENEP12006     Industry Placement 2

    Students must also complete 6 elective courses* and an honours project and essay (equivalent to 4 courses/24 units of credit)
    PHYS19102     Essay
    PHYS19188     Honours Project A
    PHYS19189     Honours Project B

    Approved electives - Level 1
    CHEM11007     Introductory Concepts of Chemical Sciences
    CHEM11008     Essential Principles of Chemical Sciences
    COIT11133      Programming Fundamentals
    ENTE13012      Applied Microcontrollers
    ENVR11011      Fundamentals of Environmental Science
    ENVR11012      Applications of Environmental Science
    PHYG12003      Geological Science
    PHYS12074      Concepts of Astronomy

    Approved electives - Advanced
    ENTI12001      Instrumentation and Transducers
    PHYG13004     Earth Science
    PHYS13068     Acoustics and Vibrations
    PHYS13164     Applied Physical Techniques
    PHYS13192     Stars, Planets & Galaxies

    * Students must complete a total of 10 elective courses including:

        * 4 elective courses from the 'Approved Electives' list (24 uc);
        * 4 Applied Physics electives from the 'Advanced' list (24 uc); and
        * 2 electives which may be chosen from any level 4-5 electives throughout the University or from a limited number of Level 3 courses (not previously studied) provided they meet the objectives of the course and have the approval of the Program Coordinator (12 uc).


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