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Introduction to Physics

In a physics course, you study the universe using mathematical tools. From the smallest particle to the largest planet, the basic laws of physics explain the "why" and "how" of matter and motion through space and time.

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University of South Australia


Introduction to Engineering Physics

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Starts 24 Jun 2024

University of New England


Introductory Physics

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Starts 21 Oct 2024

University of Tasmania


Introductory Physics

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University of South Australia


Engineering Materials

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Starts 24 Jun 2024

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University of Southern Queensland


Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Physics)

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1 year full time or part time equivalent

University of Southern Queensland


Master of Science (Astrophysics)

Online & on-campus

2 years full time or part time equivalent

University of New England


Diploma in Science

Discover the basic methods, techniques, and tools of science

Engage your curiosity about the natural world with this online science course. Build a solid and broad foundation of scientific knowledge, starting with core subjects including physics and chemistry. Focus on a specialisation such as maths or biology.

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1 year full time or part time equivalent

University of Tasmania


Undergraduate Certificate in Science

First steps towards a career in science

Gain fundamental science knowledge and skills to set you on a pathway to career success. You’ll explore real world tools and techniques in chemistry, physics, and maths. Visualise yourself as a science professional and prep for your future.

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6 months full time or part time equivalent

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