What will I learn?

If you are a high achieving student with a keen interest in science then the Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) will allow you to challenge and extend yourself.

This elite four year program will provide the foundation for a research career with continuous interaction with researchers from your first year of study.

You will visit research laboratories, conduct a research project in your final year and be mentored by academics. You will interact with other high achieving students and be exposed to cutting edge technologies and discoveries to put you at the forefront of the next generation of scientists.

The program differs from the Bachelor of Science by offering courses at an advanced level and an Honours year incorporated as a standard part of your program schedule rather than as an additional component dependent on eligibility.

Program structure

The courses offered in the Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#). A standard full-time study load is 8 units per semester.

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours). These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Physics

Embracing the study of the most basic natural laws, physics explains how and why things work on scales ranging from the sub-nuclear, through the everyday, and on to the entire cosmos. As a physicist you will explore and identify basic principles governing the structure and behaviour of matter, the generation and transfer of energy, and the interaction of matter and energy.

You may choose to use these principles in theoretical or experimental studies on topics such as the nature of time and the origin of the Universe; or alternatively you may apply your physics knowledge to practical areas, developing advanced materials, electronic and optical devices, and equipment for a wide range of fields such as medicine, mining, astronomy and geophysics.

As a physicist, you have career opportunities in new interdisciplinary areas such as information technology, nanotechnology, quantum technology and biophotonics. In other newly developing areas in the biosciences, an understanding of basic physical principles is one of the keys to advancing knowledge.

Which department am I in?

Science and Mathematics

CRICOS

079390F

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$41,232.00 (US$ 27,939) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

24 February 2020, 27 July 2020

Venue

The University of Queensland

St Lucia Campus,

THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND,

Queensland,

4072, BRISBANE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

International Baccalaureate Diploma Scores: Minimum of 26 -42. English language requirements: IELTS: Overall Band Score of 6.5 and a minimum score of 6 in each sub-band of Writing, Reading, Speaking and Listening; or TOEFL (Internet-Based-iBT): Overall score 87 with a Writing score of 21 and Reading, Speaking and Listening scores of 19; or TOEFL (Paper-based): Overall score of 570 and a minimum score of 5.0 in the Test of Written English (TWE) and 54 in Listening and Reading; or PTE: Overall score of 64 with 60 in each communicative skills section; or CAE/CPE: Overall Cambridge English Scale (CES) score of 176 with a minimum score of 169 in each skill; or BEP: A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all four macro skills.

For international students

Queensland Year 12 or equivalent Mathematics B and English, plus two of Agricultural Science, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Mathematics C, or Physics.

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

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About this uni

The University of Queensland (UQ) is ranked 77th in the world for natural science, according to the 2019 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

  • UQ’s Faculty of Science is one of the largest in Australia
  • Offers one of the widest choices of disciplines in Australia
  • Students can tailor their studies to suit their goals
  • Access to 2,300+ teaching and research labs