Physical Science - PHYSK13755

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Faculty: SCI - Faculty of Science

School: School of Physics


Program: 3755 - Bioinformatics/Science


Bachelor of Science (Major)

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Physics is the study of the laws of nature that govern the behaviour of the universe, from the smallest sub-atomic particles to the universe itself. It applies these laws to the solution of practical and theoretical problems and to the development of new technologies.

Stream Structure

A major in Physical Science is comprised of 78 units of credit of courses as follows:

Stage 1

Stage 2
  • 12 UOC level II or III PHYS course

Stage 3
  • 18 UOC of level III PHYS courses
Note: Students who wish to take honours in Physics should take 24 UOC of level III PHYS courses which include:


Students who are completing the Bachelor Science (majoring in Physical Science) in a dual degree with a Bachelor of Engineering will need to substitute some level II courses in the Engineering program. For more information see this document: Mathematics in BE BSc Programs or contact the School of Mathematics and Statistics.


For further information on Honours in Physics, please see the Physics Honours entry in this Handbook.
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