of Physics Courses
Physics Bridging Course (to assist with pre-university preparation) - Many students find Physics challenging at university, even those who have done HSC Physics. The Physics Bridging Course offers a valuable way to revise physics and experience how physics is taught at university.
If you want to study physics at university but have little or no background in physics you should also consider PHYS1111 Fundamentals of Physics (see below), which offers a more expansive introduction to the physics needed for the mainstream first year physics courses.
Physics Bridging Course 2014
of Physics is designed for Life Science students,
or as an introductory Physics course (for those who have not
studied Physics before) prior to studying the compulsory physics course in their program.
1A/1B and Higher Physics 1A/1B
are the main courses studied by most students and provide
an all round introduction to the course.
1B Special is our most advanced First Year Course
aimed at Advanced Science and high performing students.
and Environmental Physics is designed for environmental
science students and those looking to take a physics elective
course. It provides an introduction to how physics may
be used to understand environmental issues.
- Astronomy provides an introduction to astronomy and the search for life in the Universe.
- General Education courses: PHYS1160 Introduction to Astronomy and PHYS1211 Energy and Environmental Physics also serve as 6 UoC General Education courses for students outside the Faculty of Science.
* Physics Major students study Higher Physics 1A in Session 1 and
Higher Physics 1B or Higher Physics 1B Special in Session 2.
** Higher Physics 1A and Higher Physics 1B are the recommended courses
for Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Telecommunications, Photovoltaics and Renewable Energy programs. Please check with your Program Office.
*** This course is available in many engineering programs,
please consult First Year Physics Office and your own School