Extended 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:
 explain the physical concepts and principles that underpin a wide range of applications at the level of an earlycareer scientist
 apply problem identification, exploration and solution skills in physical situations that range from simple to complex
 utilise appropriate mathematical sophistication in the expression and communication of physical concepts
 investigate physical, numerical and theoretical problems using appropriate computational techniques
 experimentally test concepts in advanced and frontier physics using appropriate statistical techniques
 evaluate arguments based on known physics to test their validity
 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 indepth 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
MJDPHYSC Physics (ID 1585)
 Courses
Frontier Physics can only be taken as a degreespecific major in the following degree courses:
Example Study Plan
See study plans for more information.
Units
Key to availability of units:
 S1
 Semester 1
 S2
 Semester 2
Level 1
Degreespecific major units
Take all units (30 points):
Availability  Unit code  Unit name  unit requirements 

S1, S2  CITS1401  Computational Thinking with Python  
S1, S2  MATH1011  Multivariable Calculus 

S1, S2  MATH1012  Mathematical Theory and Methods 

S1  PHYS1100  Classical and Frontier Physics  
S2  PHYS1200  Modern and Frontier Physics 

Level 2
Degreespecific major units
Take all units (24 points):
Availability  Unit code  Unit name  unit requirements 

S1  MATH2501  Advanced Mathematical Methods  
S1  PHYS2001  Quantum Physics and Electromagnetism  
S2  PHYS2002  Many Particle Systems  
S1  PHYS2100  Stellar Astrophysics and Frontier Astronomy 
Level 3
Degreespecific major units
Take all units (36 points):
Availability  Unit code  Unit name  unit requirements 

S1  PHYS3001  Quantum Mechanics and Atomic Physics 

S1  PHYS3005  Quantum Computation  
S2  PHYS3011  Mathematical Physics  
S2  PHYS3012  Topics in Contemporary Physics 

S2  PHYS3100  Electrodynamics, Special and General Relativity  
S2  PHYS3101  Quantum Fields and Quantum Optics 
