Double Major Overview

Description

Contemporary physics is built on a broad base of deep theoretical ideas that have been verified with astonishing precision by the most intricate and challenging experiments known to mankind. This major aims to provide students with a sound grounding in the fundamental theories, conceptual framework, computational techniques as well as experimental skills in frontier physics. The rewards for this major range from the profound satisfaction of understanding the universe at its smallest and largest scales, right through to engaging careers in research, teaching, or technical development in industry.

Outcomes

Students are able to (1) explain the physical concepts and principles that underpin a wide range of applications at the level of an early-career scientist; (2) apply problem identification, exploration and solution skills in physical situations that range from simple to complex; (3) utilise appropriate mathematical sophistication in the expression and communication of physical concepts; (4) investigate physical, numerical and theoretical problems using appropriate computational techniques; (5) experimentally test concepts in advanced and frontier physics using appropriate statistical techniques; (6) evaluate arguments based on known physics to test their validity; and (7) apply research methods, including ethical considerations, to a specific research project or topic.

Broadening guidelines

All students studying towards a Bachelor's Degree at UWA are required to Broaden their studies by completing a minimum of four units (24 points) of study outside their degree specific major. For students in a Combined Bachelor's masters Course, you have elected to pursue a highly specialised and in-depth program of study in your chosen field. While you are encouraged to use the free elective units available in your course to study in other disciplines offered at UWA, your formal requirement to broaden your course will be met through the Honours and Postgraduate units which form an integral part of your course.

Prerequisites
enrolment in the CM015 Combined Bachelor of Science (Frontier Physics) and Master of Physics or BH005 Bachelor of Philosophy [Honours] and (Physics ATAR or equivalent or higher) and (Mathematics Methods ATAR or equivalent or higher) and (Mathematics Specialists ATAR or equivalent or higher) and an ATAR score of at least 96.
Incompatibilities

MJD-PHYSC Physics (ID 1585)

Courses

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

Units

Key to availability of units:
S1
Semester 1
S2
Semester 2

Level 1

Degree-specific major units

Take all units (30 points):

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1, S2 CITS1401 Computational Thinking with Python
Prerequisites
Mathematics Applications ATAR
or MATH1720 Mathematics Fundamentals or equivalent
Incompatibility
CITS2401 Computer Analysis and Visualisation
S1, S2 MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus
Prerequisites
Mathematics Specialist ATAR
or MATH1722 Mathematics Foundations: Specialist or equivalent
S1, S2 MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods
Prerequisites
Mathematics Specialist ATAR
or MATH1722 Mathematics Foundations: Specialist or equivalent
S1 PHYS1100 Classical and Frontier Physics
Prerequisites
Enrolment in in the CM015 Bachelor of Science [Frontier Physics] and Master of Physics and the MJD-FRODM Frontier Physics major and
Physics ATAR
or PHYS1030 Physics Bridging Unit
and
Mathematics Methods ATAR
or MATH1721 Mathematics Foundations: Methods
and
Mathematics Specialist ATAR
or MATH1722 Mathematics Foundations: Specialist
Incompatibility
PHYS1001 Physics for Scientists and Engineers
S2 PHYS1200 Modern and Frontier Physics
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
in the CM015 Bachelor of Science [Frontier Physics] and Master of Physics and the MJD-FRODM Frontier Physics major
and PHYS1100 Classical and Frontier Physics
Incompatibility
PHYS1002 Modern Physics

Level 2

Degree-specific major units

Take all units (24 points):

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 MATH2501 Advanced Mathematical Methods
Prerequisites
MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus
Co-requisites
MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods
Incompatibility
MATH3023 Advanced Mathematics Applications
and GENG4407 Advanced Engineering Mathematics
S1 PHYS2001 Quantum Physics and Electromagnetism
Prerequisites
PHYS1001 Physics for Scientists and Engineers
or PHYS1100 Classical and Frontier Physics
and
PHYS1002 Modern Physics
or PHYS1200 Modern and Frontier Physics
and MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus
Co-requisites
MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods
or a Level 2 Mathematics major unit
S2 PHYS2002 Many Particle Systems
Prerequisites
PHYS1001 Physics for Scientists and Engineers
or PHYS1100 Classical and Frontier Physics
and
PHYS1002 Modern Physics
or PHYS1200 Modern and Frontier Physics
and
MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus
or MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods
S1 PHYS2100 Stellar Astrophysics and Frontier Astronomy
Prerequisites

Course Enrolment in
the CM015 Bachelor of Science Frontier Physics and Master of Physics
or the MJD-FRODM Frontier Physics major
and PHYS1100 Classical and Frontier Physics
and PHYS1200 Modern and Frontier Physics
and
MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus
and MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods
Co-requisites
PHYS2001 Quantum Physics and Electromagnetism And
MATH2501 Advanced Mathematical Methods
Or MATH3023 Advanced Mathematics Applications
Incompatibility
PHYS3003 Astrophysics and Space Science

Level 3

Degree-specific major units

Take all units (36 points):

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 PHYS3001 Quantum Mechanics and Atomic Physics
Prerequisites
PHYS2001 Quantum Physics and Electromagnetism and
MATH2501 Advanced Mathematical Methods
or or MATH3023 Advanced Mathematics Applications
S1 PHYS3005 Quantum Computation
Prerequisites
MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods or equivalent
and PHYS2001 Quantum Physics and Electromagnetism
Incompatibility
PHYS4021 Frontiers in Quantum Computation
S2 PHYS3011 Mathematical Physics
Prerequisites
PHYS2001 Quantum Physics and Electromagnetism and
MATH2501 Advanced Mathematical Methods
or MATH3023 Advanced Mathematics Applications or equivalent
Co-requisites
PHYS2002 The Physics of Particles
S2 PHYS3012 Topics in Contemporary Physics
Prerequisites
PHYS2001 Quantum Physics and Electromagnetism
and PHYS2002 The Physics of Particles
and
MATH2501 Advanced Mathematical Methods
or MATH3023 Advanced Mathematics Applications
S2 PHYS3100 Electrodynamics, Special and General Relativity
Prerequisites
Enrolment in in the CM015 Bachelor of Science [Frontier Physics] and Master of Physics
or BH005 Bachelor of Philosophy and the MJD-FRODM Frontier Physics major and
PHYS1100 Classical and Frontier Physics
and PHYS2001 Quantum Physics and Electromagnetism
and
MATH2501 Advanced Mathematical Methods
or MATH3023 Advanced Mathematics Applications
Co-requisites
PHYS3011 Mathematical Physics
Incompatibility
PHYS3002 Electrodynamics and Relativity
S2 PHYS3101 Quantum Field Theory and Quantum Technology
Prerequisites
Enrolment in in the 53560 Master of Physics
or the
CM015 Bachelor of Science [Frontier Physics] and Master of Physics and the MJD-FRODM Frontier Physics major
and PHYS2001 Quantum Physics and Electromagnetis
and PHYS2002 The Physics of Particle
and PHYS3001 Quantum Mechanics and Atomic Physics
and PHYS3011 Mathematical Physics
Incompatibility
PHYS3004 Advanced Quantum Mechanics