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What will I learn?

The Department of Physics at Queen’s is one of Canada’s leading teaching and research institutes in Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy. Our faculty includes high-profile, world class physicists and astronomers such as Nobel Laureate Art McDonald. Queen’s has the largest, combined research group in astronomy, astrophysics and astro-particle physics in North America. The Physics Department also created the first Engineering Physics program in Canada. World-leading researchers in quantum optics, nanoscience and nanophotonics merge our strength in applied physics with fundamental research in condensed matter physics and optics.

Physics at Queen’s combines high calibre research with an intermediate-scale learning setting enabling attention and care towards undergraduate teaching as well as exposure to a broad range of topics and expertise. Our students will learn in an engaging environment with the opportunity to conduct research in state-of-the-art laboratories, including inter-disciplinary research, as well as projects involving international collaborators such as experiments in dark matter and neutrinos at SNOLAB.

Course Highlights

In 2nd and 3rd years, students study topics such as classical mechanics, electromagnetism, thermodynamics, advanced laboratory, relativity and quantum mechanics. In 4th year, students have the opportunity to take specialized courses in current, modern subjects such as nanoscience, medical physics, lasers, nuclear and particle physics, solid state physics and general relativity.

What can I learn studying Physics & Astronomy?

  • Knowledge of physics theories and mathematical models
  • Proficiency in mathematics
  • Facility for quantitative mathematical and computational analysis
  • Experience with laboratory equipment
  • Design experiments and develop and write research proposals
  • Review scientific literature
  • Draw conclusions from data and evaluate sources of error
  • Explain technical information clearly in writing and verbal communication
  • Use statistical software
  • Adopt a systematic, analytical approach to problems

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts and Science

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$51,025.60 (US$ 37,565) per year
CAN $1,697.52 per unit
Start date

Expected January, May 2023

Venue

Faculty of Arts and Science

Dunning Hall - First Floor,

94 University Avenue,

KINGSTON,

Ontario (ON),

K7L 3N6, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), and six 4U/4M courses. Students must have a minimum of three 4U courses, except where stated otherwise. Students in francophone schools may offer EAE4U or FRA4U in place of ENG4U. (IELTS) - Score of 6.5 on Academic Module with no band below 6.0; (TOEFL) - iBT (Internet Based TOEFL)/88 overall: 24 Writing, 22 Speaking, 22 Reading, 20 Listening; Paper Based TOEFL (PBT)/580 (TBC); Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL) - Overall band of 70 with no band below 60; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) - 90; Queen’s School of English - High standing on 12-week English for Academic Purposes advanced level English courses; (PTE Academic) - Overall score of 60.

For international students

Applicants must have the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), and six 4U/4M courses. Students must have a minimum of three 4U courses, except where stated otherwise. Students in francophone schools may offer the equivalent of English 4U.

The accepted tests of facility in English and the minimally acceptable scores for each are:

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - Score of 6.5 on Academic Module with no band below 6.0; Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - iBT (Internet Based TOEFL)/88 overall: 24 Writing, 22 Speaking, 22 Reading, 20 Listening; Paper Based TOEFL (PBT)/580 (TBC); Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL) - Overall band of 70 with no band below 60; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) - 90; Queen’s School of English - High standing on 12-week English for Academic Purposes advanced level English courses; Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Overall score of 60.

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