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Deepen your understanding of how and why things work.

Led by internationally recognised researchers, you’ll study the laws of physics and explore how these principles are applied in our everyday life – from understanding the nature of time to developing new technologies.

You'll be able to combine your scientific and mathematical knowledge with skills in computer programming and statistics to understand theories relating to quantum mechanics, biophotonics, astronomy or astrophysics. Or apply your knowledge to develop advanced materials, electronic and optical devices.

Your high-level technical, analytical and problem-solving skills will lead you to a wide range of rewarding opportunities in sectors such as education, finance, engineering, computing and management.

Alternatively, continue into a higher degree by research to uncover new scientific knowledge or apply your findings to develop new devices, products or processes.

Highlights

1 in Queensland for physics and astronomy

QS World University Rankings 2023

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Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Data scientist
  • Materials engineer
  • Design and engineering manager
  • Electronics engineer
  • Quantum materials engineer
  • Mechatronic engineer
  • Medical device engineer

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (undergraduate)

$40K–$85K

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How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Research experience
  • Laboratory work
  • Workshops

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Mechanics & Thermal Physics
  • Electromagnetism and Modern Physics
  • Quantum Mechanics I and II
  • Thermodynamics and Condensed Matter Physics

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