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  • Objectives
    Graduates of the Bachelor of Applied Physics course who demonstrate outstanding performance may apply for entry into the honours degree program. Graduates from other institutions are welcome to apply for admission. A study program for the course can be considered with the Program Coordinator.
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Applied Physics (Honours)
  • Course description

    About Applied Physics

    Scientists study natural phenomena of every imaginable sort - from the physical to the biological to the social.  Science studies at CQUniversity includes biological sciences, chemical sciences, biotechnology, marine ecology, mathematics and physics.

    Physics underpins all technology, although it is a career that is not commonly recognised.  Physics is the science of matter and processes, the interaction of the physical world and the universe.

    If you're interested in the fundamental questions of life, and in using your knowledge to make sure the quality of our environment is improved and our lives safe and healthy, a degree in science may be for you.

    Career Opportunities

    An honours degree provides the opportunity to continue undergraduate studies at a higher level, specialising in a particular area of interest.  An honours degree is a rigorous and scholarly program of further study, which develops a student's ability to generate new knowledge and distil new ideas out of existing knowledge.  Candidates with honours are particularly sought after by employers and can choose from more interesting research and development positions because of their extra skills and proven abilities.  It can also provide a pathway to research higher degree study.  Completing an honours degree involves an additional full-time year of study (or the equivalent) following completion of a bachelor program, or alternatively additional study with a research element included in the final year or years of a bachelor program.


    Program Structure
    Students must complete the following

        * 3 compulsory courses (24 c.p.) which are:

    Course code
        Course name
    PHYS19102
        Essay
    PHYS19188
        Honours Project A
    PHYS19189
        Honours Project B

     

        * 4 Level 4/5 courses (24 c.p.), which may be chosen from Level 4/5 courses available throughout the University plus a limited number of Level 3 courses not already undertaken provided they meet the objectives of the course, subject to approval.

    Compulsory courses:
    Course Code     Course Name
    PHYS19102     Essay
    PHYS19188     Honours Project A
    PHYS19189     Honours Project B

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