Applied Physics, Testamur Major

  • Western Sydney University Major Code: T078

Previous Code:  MT3047.1

Available to students in other Western Sydney University programs?  No

This testamur major is available as an elective major for Bachelor of Medical Science students only.

Applied Physics uses the principles and tools of physics to understand and manipulate the world around us, and covers fields as diverse as astrophysics, biophysics, magnetic resonance (i.e., NMR and MRI), medical physics, remote sensing, semiconductor physics, space science and much more. In this major, the core principles of physics, mathematics and computing are taught and used to study specific applications of physics. Students have access to world class facilities (e.g, telescopes and onsite ultra-high field MRI), and the expertise of international researchers. Graduates of this major possess skills in problem-solving and critical thinking together with deep knowledge of Physics. This flexible set of skills, applied across many disciplines, enables students to seek career opportunities confidently in teaching, research or industry, in diverse fields such as medical physics, materials science, energy, geoscience, aerospace, data science, finance and more.

Location

Campus Mode Advice
Campbelltown Campus Internal Dr Narsimha Reddy

Recommended Sequence

Select the link for your program below to see details of the major

Bachelor of Science

Qualification for the award of Bachelor of Science with a major in Applied Physics requires the successful completion of 240 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
MATH 1014 Mathematics 1A 10
NATS 1019 Scientific Literacy 10
CHEM 1008 Introductory Chemistry 10
PHYS 1002 Physics 1 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
PHYS 1006 Physics 2 10
MATH 1015 Mathematics 1B 10
CHEM 1012 Essential Chemistry 10
BIOS 1012 Cell Biology 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
MATH 2001 Advanced Calculus 10
PHYS 2004 The Cosmos in Perspective: Information and Life 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
Spring session
PHYS 3007 Quantum Physics 10
NATS 3044 Complex Case Studies in Science 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
PHYS 3006 Classical Physics 10
NATS 3015 Field Project 1 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
Spring session
PHYS 3001 Astroinformatics 10
PHYS 3008 Biomedical Physics 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points240

Bachelor of Science (Pathway to Teaching Primary/Secondary)

Qualification for the award of Bachelor of Science with a major in Applied Physics requires the successful completion of 240 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
MATH 1014 Mathematics 1A 10
NATS 1019 Scientific Literacy 10
CHEM 1008 Introductory Chemistry 10
PHYS 1002 Physics 1 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
PHYS 1006 Physics 2 10
MATH 1015 Mathematics 1B 10
CHEM 1012 Essential Chemistry 10
BIOS 1012 Cell Biology 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
MATH 2001 Advanced Calculus 10
PHYS 2004 The Cosmos in Perspective: Information and Life 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
Spring session
PHYS 3007 Quantum Physics 10
NATS 3044 Complex Case Studies in Science 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
PHYS 3006 Classical Physics 10
NATS 3015 Field Project 1 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
Spring session
PHYS 3001 Astroinformatics 10
PHYS 3008 Biomedical Physics 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points240

In addition, all students must complete the mandatory 40 credit point minor in Education Studies.

Education Studies, Minor

Students must meet this requirement by choosing the subjects from the minor in Education Studies as electives within their Bachelor of Science program.

Bachelor of Advanced Science

Qualification for the award of Bachelor of Advanced Science with a major in Applied Physics requires the successful completion of 240 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
MATH 1014 Mathematics 1A 10
NATS 1019 Scientific Literacy 10
CHEM 1008 Introductory Chemistry 10
PHYS 1002 Physics 1 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
PHYS 1006 Physics 2 10
MATH 1015 Mathematics 1B 10
CHEM 1012 Essential Chemistry 10
BIOS 1012 Cell Biology 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
MATH 2001 Advanced Calculus 10
PHYS 2004 The Cosmos in Perspective: Information and Life 10
NATS 2001 Advanced Science Project A 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
PHYS 3007 Quantum Physics 10
NATS 3044 Complex Case Studies in Science 10
NATS 2002 Advanced Science Project B 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
PHYS 3006 Classical Physics 10
NATS 3043 Advanced Science Research Project C 10
NATS 3015 Field Project 1 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
PHYS 3001 Astroinformatics 10
PHYS 3008 Biomedical Physics 10
NATS 3043 Advanced Science Research Project C 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points240