## Degree-specific major

Physics can be taken as a degree-specific major in the following degree courses:

**BP004 Bachelor of Science**

**BH005 Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)**

#### Overview of unit sequence

Physics is a degree-specific single major comprising:

- two Level 1 units
- two Level 2 units
- four Level 3 units
- two Level 1 complementary units
- one Level 2 complementary unit

**Key to availability of units:** |

S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2 |

#### Level 1

Take all units (12 points): |

Availability |
Unit code |
Unit name |
Unit rules |

S1, S2 |
PHYS1001 |
Physics for Scientists and Engineers |
*Prerequisites*: (Physics ATAR or WACE Physics 3A/3B or PHYS1030 Physics Bridging Unit or equivalent) and (Mathematics Methods ATAR or Mathematics Specialist ATAR or WACE Mathematics 3C/3D or WACE Mathematics Specialist 3A/3B or WACE Mathematics Specialist 3C/3D or MATH1721 Mathematics Foundations: Methods or MATH1722 Mathematics Foundations: Specialist or MATH1001 Mathematical Methods 1 or MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus or MATH1012 Mathematical Theory & Methods or equivalent)
*Incompatibility*: PHYS1101 Advanced Physics A |

S2 |
PHYS1002 |
Modern Physics |
*Prerequisites*: PHYS1001 Physics for Scientists and Engineers and (ATAR Mathematics Specialist or WACE Mathematics Specialist 3C/3D or MATH1722 Mathematics Foundations: Specialist or MATH1001 Mathematical Methods 1 or MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus or MATH1012 Mathematical Theory & Methods or equivalent)
*Incompatibility*: PHYS1102 Advanced Physics B |

Take all complementary units (12 points): |

Availability |
Unit code |
Unit name |
Unit rules |

S1, S2 |
MATH1011 |
Multivariable Calculus |
*Prerequisites*: Mathematics Specialist ATAR or WACE Mathematics: Specialist 3C/3D or MATH1722 Mathematics Foundations: Specialist or equivalent
*Incompatibility*: MATH1001 Mathematical Methods 1 or MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or MATH2040 Engineering Mathematics |

S2 |
MATH1012 |
Mathematical Theory and Methods |
*Prerequisites*: Mathematics Specialist ATAR or WACE Mathematics: Specialist 3C/3D or MATH1722 Mathematics Foundations: Specialist or equivalent
*Incompatibility*: MATH1001 Mathematical Methods 1 or MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or MATH2040 Engineering Mathematics |

#### Level 2

Take all units (12 points): |

Availability |
Unit code |
Unit name |
Unit rules |

S1 |
PHYS2001 |
Quantum Mechanics 1 and Electromagnetism |
*Prerequisites*: PHYS1001 Physics for Scientists and Engineers and PHYS1002 Modern Physics and (MATH1001 Mathematical Methods 1 or MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus)
*Co-requisites*: MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods
or a Level 2 Mathematics major unit |

S2 |
PHYS2002 |
The Physics of Particles |
*Prerequisites*: PHYS1001 Physics for Scientists and Engineers and PHYS1002 Modern Physics and (MATH1001 Mathematical Methods 1 or MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus) |

Take the following complementary unit: |

Availability |
Unit code |
Unit name |
Unit rules |

S2 |
MATH2501 |
Mathematical Methods 3 |
*Prerequisites*: (MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus and MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods) or MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or (MATH2209 Calculus and Probability and MATH2020 Multivariable Calculus and Linear Algebra) or equivalent
*Incompatibility*: MATH3023 Advanced Mathematics Applications |

#### Level 3

Take all units (18 points): |

Availability |
Unit code |
Unit name |
Unit rules |

S2 |
PHYS3002 |
Electrodynamics and Relativity |
*Prerequisites*: PHYS2001 Quantum Mechanics 1 and Electromagnetism and [MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or (MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus and MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods) or equivalent] |

S1, S2 |
PHYS3011 |
Mathematical Physics |
*Prerequisites*: PHYS2001 Quantum Mechanics 1 and Electromagnetism and (MATH2501 Mathematical Methods 3 or equivalent) and PHYS2002 The Physics of Particles |

S2 |
PHYS3012 |
Frontiers in Modern Physics |
*Prerequisites*: PHYS2001 Quantum Mechanics 1 and Electromagnetism and PHYS2002 The Physics of Particles and [MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or (MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus and MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods) or equivalent] |

Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points: |

Availability |
Unit code |
Unit name |
Unit rules |

S1 |
PHYS3001 |
Quantum Mechanics 2 and Atomic Physics |
*Prerequisites*: PHYS2001 Quantum Mechanics 1 and Electromagnetism and [MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or (MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus and MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods) or equivalent] |

S1, S2 |
PHYS3003 |
Astrophysics and Space Science |
*Prerequisites*: PHYS2001 Quantum Mechanics 1 and Electromagnetism and (MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or (MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus and MATH1012 Mathematical Theory & Methods) or equivalent) |

#### Choosing your degree-specific major

You must satisfy the requirements of a degree-specific major before you complete your course. The flexible structure of an undergraduate course allows you to try out a number of different subjects to see what interests you before nominating your degree-specific major. You have the choice to either nominate your degree-specific major when you first enrol in the course or delay nominating it until your second year.

To plan the first year of your study without nominating a degree-specific major, you are advised to choose units that will pave the way to two or more degree-specific majors that are of interest to you. For examples of the choice of units available in first year, search the first-year study plans .

To fully understand the structure of an undergraduate course, read the course structure information and the Undergraduate Degree Course Rules.

The following example illustrates how the Physics degree-specific major can be included in the Bachelor of Science course.

There are more choices open to you. For more examples, search the study plans .

#### Choosing a second major

You also have the option to choose a second major from those available in the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Design or Bachelor of Science course, giving you the opportunity to pursue your interests no matter how different they are.

The following example illustrates how the Physics degree-specific major can be combined with a second major in the Bachelor of Science course.

For more examples of combinations of majors, search the study plans .

Physics can also be taken as a second major.

## Second major

Physics can be taken as a second major in the following degree courses:

**BP001 Bachelor of Arts**

**BP002 Bachelor of Commerce**

**BP003 Bachelor of Design**

**BP004 Bachelor of Science**

**BH005 Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)**

#### Overview of unit sequence

The Physics second major is a single major comprising:

- two Level 1 units
- two Level 2 units
- four Level 3 units
- two Level 1 additional units
- one Level 2 additional unit

**Key to availability of units:** |

S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2 |

#### Level 1

Take all units (12 points): |

Availability |
Unit code |
Unit name |
Unit rules |

S1, S2 |
PHYS1001 |
Physics for Scientists and Engineers |
*Prerequisites*: (Physics ATAR or WACE Physics 3A/3B or PHYS1030 Physics Bridging Unit or equivalent) and (Mathematics Methods ATAR or Mathematics Specialist ATAR or WACE Mathematics 3C/3D or WACE Mathematics Specialist 3A/3B or WACE Mathematics Specialist 3C/3D or MATH1721 Mathematics Foundations: Methods or MATH1722 Mathematics Foundations: Specialist or MATH1001 Mathematical Methods 1 or MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus or MATH1012 Mathematical Theory & Methods or equivalent)
*Incompatibility*: PHYS1101 Advanced Physics A |

S2 |
PHYS1002 |
Modern Physics |
*Prerequisites*: PHYS1001 Physics for Scientists and Engineers and (ATAR Mathematics Specialist or WACE Mathematics Specialist 3C/3D or MATH1722 Mathematics Foundations: Specialist or MATH1001 Mathematical Methods 1 or MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus or MATH1012 Mathematical Theory & Methods or equivalent)
*Incompatibility*: PHYS1102 Advanced Physics B |

Take all additional units (12 points): |

Availability |
Unit code |
Unit name |
Unit rules |

S1, S2 |
MATH1011 |
Multivariable Calculus |
*Prerequisites*: Mathematics Specialist ATAR or WACE Mathematics: Specialist 3C/3D or MATH1722 Mathematics Foundations: Specialist or equivalent
*Incompatibility*: MATH1001 Mathematical Methods 1 or MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or MATH2040 Engineering Mathematics |

S2 |
MATH1012 |
Mathematical Theory and Methods |
*Prerequisites*: Mathematics Specialist ATAR or WACE Mathematics: Specialist 3C/3D or MATH1722 Mathematics Foundations: Specialist or equivalent
*Incompatibility*: MATH1001 Mathematical Methods 1 or MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or MATH2040 Engineering Mathematics |

#### Level 2

Take all units (12 points): |

Availability |
Unit code |
Unit name |
Unit rules |

S1 |
PHYS2001 |
Quantum Mechanics 1 and Electromagnetism |
*Prerequisites*: PHYS1001 Physics for Scientists and Engineers and PHYS1002 Modern Physics and (MATH1001 Mathematical Methods 1 or MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus)
*Co-requisites*: MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods
or a Level 2 Mathematics major unit |

S2 |
PHYS2002 |
The Physics of Particles |
*Prerequisites*: PHYS1001 Physics for Scientists and Engineers and PHYS1002 Modern Physics and (MATH1001 Mathematical Methods 1 or MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus) |

Take all additional units (6 points): |

Availability |
Unit code |
Unit name |
Unit rules |

S2 |
MATH2501 |
Mathematical Methods 3 |
*Prerequisites*: (MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus and MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods) or MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or (MATH2209 Calculus and Probability and MATH2020 Multivariable Calculus and Linear Algebra) or equivalent
*Incompatibility*: MATH3023 Advanced Mathematics Applications |

#### Level 3

Take all units (18 points): |

Availability |
Unit code |
Unit name |
Unit rules |

S2 |
PHYS3002 |
Electrodynamics and Relativity |
*Prerequisites*: PHYS2001 Quantum Mechanics 1 and Electromagnetism and [MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or (MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus and MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods) or equivalent] |

S1, S2 |
PHYS3011 |
Mathematical Physics |
*Prerequisites*: PHYS2001 Quantum Mechanics 1 and Electromagnetism and (MATH2501 Mathematical Methods 3 or equivalent) and PHYS2002 The Physics of Particles |

S2 |
PHYS3012 |
Frontiers in Modern Physics |
*Prerequisites*: PHYS2001 Quantum Mechanics 1 and Electromagnetism and PHYS2002 The Physics of Particles and [MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or (MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus and MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods) or equivalent] |

Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points: |

Availability |
Unit code |
Unit name |
Unit rules |

S1 |
PHYS3001 |
Quantum Mechanics 2 and Atomic Physics |
*Prerequisites*: PHYS2001 Quantum Mechanics 1 and Electromagnetism and [MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or (MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus and MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods) or equivalent] |

S1, S2 |
PHYS3003 |
Astrophysics and Space Science |
*Prerequisites*: PHYS2001 Quantum Mechanics 1 and Electromagnetism and (MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or (MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus and MATH1012 Mathematical Theory & Methods) or equivalent) |

#### Choosing a second major

The flexible structure of an undergraduate course allows you the option of including a second major. You have the choice to either nominate your second major when you first enrol in the course or delay it until your second year. For a major to be recorded on your academic record it must be nominated before the requirements of the course are completed.

To fully understand the structure of an undergraduate course, read the course structure information and the Undergraduate Degree Course Rules.

The following example illustrates how Physics can be included as a second major in an undergraduate degree course.

For more examples of combinations of majors, search the study plans .

Physics can also be taken as a degree-specific major.