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Physics Major  

Physics is the fundamental science that underpins research and development in Engineering and Technology. The Physics major provides students with a thorough background in fundamental and advanced physics with a strong emphasis on scientific instrumentation, measurement and analytical skills. It is designed to meet industries' need for capable, dynamic and innovative graduates with well-developed analytical and problem-solving skills and a sound theoretical knowledge in physics. The Physics major gives students a 'hands-on' and practical understanding of Physics. Laboratory-based programs and projects are included in all units to encourage practical learning. The major is available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science (Course Code Y83) degree course.

This unit set is available on Joondalup Campus.
This unit set is available in the following mode of delivery - On-campus.
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Students choose 120 credit points (eight units), with at least two units at Level 3 (or above). Students are advised to consult with the Physics Coordinator as to the selection of the most appropriate physics, mathematics and engineering units leading to this major.

Students should choose 7 units from the following list, plus one elective unit at Level 3 (or above) from the School of Engineering.
SCP1111 Physics of Motion ^ 15
SCP1112 Waves and Electricity * 15
SCP2211 Modern Physics * ~ 15
SCP2343 Intermediate Physics 15
MAT1236 Calculus 1 * ~ 15
ENS1162 Electrical Engineering 1A 15
ENM2104 Instrumentation and Measurement 15
ENS2108 Mechanical Science 15
ENS4152 Project Development 15
* Students who have not completed WACE Physics 3A/3B (or equivalent) need to complete SCP1132 Introduction to Physics or SCP1134 Foundations of Physics before studying SCP1111 or SCP1112 or SCP2343.
~ SCP1112 and SCP2343 may be offered in alternate years. Students can take them in any order.
^ Students who have not completed WACE Mathematics 3A/3B (or equivalent) need to complete MAT1137 Introductory Applied Mathematics before studying MAT1236.
Students should choose one Level 3 (or above) unit from units available in the School of Engineering, in consultation with the Physics Coordinator. Suitable units include those listed below:
ENS3190 Mechanics of Solids 15
MAT3486 Multivariate Calculus 15
ENS3180 Finite Element Methods 15
ENS3447 Propagation and Antennas 15
Students need to check the pre-requisite requirements of their chosen elective.
Students wishing to qualify for Honours in Physics should consider attempting additional physics, mathematics and engineering units, in consultation with the physics coordinator.

Last Updated - Higher Education: 15/03/2014 VET: 14/05/2014