What will I learn?

Physics is emerging as one of the most exciting and progressive areas in Science in the modern world. It is also the basis of all the other Sciences. The world needs dedicated teachers who can build their expertise in this field to share it with others.

In this major, you’ll get the qualification you need to teach Science to secondary students, including Physics to ATAR students in Years 11 and 12. You’ll dive into the fascinating world of physics and explore how it applies across practically every area of our lives.

You’ll learn in a range of environments, from lectures and tutorials to labs and a range of practical placements. You’ll also practise dealing with challenging behaviour, parent teacher interviews and other situations through our SimLabTM technology – a virtual classroom using actors and avatars, which is the only technology of its kind in WA.

3 reasons to study Education at Murdoch

Learn to become a confident and motivated teacher as you get mentored by our experienced teaching professionals.
Get essential experience in a range of practical placements which could include metropolitan, rural, remote, international, hard-to-staff, multicultural, hospital, private and state school environments.
Build an online portfolio as part of your degree to share your experience with future employers.

What you’ll learn

Build your expertise in the field of physics as you explore forces, momentum, energy, motion and more.
Gain breadth of experience in the Science curriculum including Chemical, Biological and Earth and Space Sciences
Learn how to help students to develop creative thinking and analytic skills throughout their studies.
Get a strong grounding in learning, teaching and curriculum.
Learn classroom management skills, including how to deal with challenging behaviour and make learning fun.
Learn how to apply your theoretical learning in a range of practical settings.

Your future career

This course gives you the qualification you need to teach Science secondary students, including teaching Physics to Year 11 and 12 ATAR students. Given the close relationships of Physics to Mathematics, you will also gain a second teaching area in Mathematics.

Professional recognition

After graduating, you could be eligible for accreditation with a range of bodies such as the Teacher Registration Board of WA (TRBWA) and the state, Catholic and independent schools, departments, organisations and associations.

Which department am I in?

Teaching

CRICOS

098365E

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$28,560.00 (US$ 21,216) per year
Start date

28 February 2022, 1 August 2022

Venue

Murdoch University

Perth Campus,

90 South Street,

MURDOCH,

Western Australia,

6150, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (A-Level) - D in English Language or English Literature or Knowledge and Inquiry. Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Overall 6.0 with no band below 6.0; Test of English as a Foreign Language - IBT (TOEFL IBT) - 73 with no band less than 18; Test of English as a Foreign Language - Paper Based (TOEFL - Paper Based) - 534 (Test of Written English not less than 4.5); Cambridge Advanced English prior 52 with no section less than Borderline; Cambridge Advanced English after 169 overall with no band below 169; Occupational English Test (OET) - OET with a minimum of C in the four components; Pearson Test of English (PTE) 50 with no band below 50.

For international students

Applicants are required to complete secondary education (Year 12 or Australian equivalent) currently or within the last two years are eligible to apply. Entry requirements vary country by country.

Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS): IELTS overall score of 7.0 with no band less than 7.0; Cambridge Advanced English after January 2015 (CAE): 185 overall with no band below 185; Pearson Test of English (PTE): 68 with no band below 68; Test of English as a Foreign Language - IBT (TOEFL IBT): 94 with no band less than 27; Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) (Written English Section): Written English Score 140

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Canning College
  • TAFE International Western Australia
  • Phoenix Academy
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