Bachelor of Science - Physics

Flinders University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00114A

Physics is available as a specialisation within Flinders' Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Science (Honours) degrees. Flinders' science degrees are flexible and permit students to move between degrees and specialisations easily. Physics is the enabling science behind many modern technologies and devices that influence our daily lives. With a profound knowledge and understanding of the fundamental laws of nature, those who have a degree in physics will be empowered to transfer their skills to any technical vocation or further study. Graduates will contain skills that that will equip them to pursue careers in a diversity of related areas, including employment within government bodies and environmental agencies, consulting firms, mining industry and the water industry.


This course is built around knowledge of the core sciences with elective topics to meet the specific interests of students. Throughout the course there is a strong focus on fieldwork and practical training, projects involving team-work and the development of communication and professional skills. First year is about laying the foundation with studies of well-known science from antiquity to the present, then in second and third year deeper explorations into Quantum, Optics, Electromagnetism, thermodynamics, optoelectronics, nuclear physics and cosmology are possible. Experimental physics skills are developed throughout the program, and there are placement opportunities within the capstone topic experience and summer scholarship placements.


  • Physics, Quantum Physics, Optics, Electromagnetism, Thermodynamics, Optoelectonics, Nuclear Physics.

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent qualifications
  • Or mature age entry (STAT)
  • Or TAFE/VET qualifications
  • Or higher education transfers
  • Or completion of a foundation studies program. Assumed knowledge: SACE stage two mathematical methods and physics or equivalent is assumed.


The degree is designed to be accredited by the Australian Institute of Physics.

Study pathways

Honours is available

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Bedford Park No information available Yes No information available

Further information

The Bachelor of Science (Physics) may also be studied in a combined degrees program with: Any Bachelor degree in the Faculty of Science and Engineering Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Honours)

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