Bachelor of Science - Physics and Nanotechnology

Murdoch University

n this course you'll explore classical and modern physics and examine the rapidly developing area of nanoscience and nanotechnology. You'll learn about mechanics and waves, quantum theory, electromagnetism, thermodynamics, the physics of materials and applications of nanotechnology. As part of your studies you'll develop advanced skills in applied mathematics and chemistry, and a range of problem-solving and analytical skills that are in high demand with employers. You could pursue a career in a wide variety of fields including universities, government institutions and private companies in areas such as pure research, research and development, education, strategy, quantitative analysis, quality control, health and medical physics, environmental monitoring, meteorology and astronomy.

Course Fee:

International: $98,422

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; selection via ATAR; or mature age entry via STAT; or TAFE Certificate IV or higher; English language competency


To expand your expertise and career prospects even further, you can combine Physics and Nanotechnology with another major such as Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics and Statistics or Secondary Teaching (Science Combined with Mathematics).

Subjects you can Study:

Physics and nanotechnology

Study Pathways:

An Honours year is available for suitable applicants.

Further information:

Computer access with a CD-ROM drive or Internet access is essential. Email is also essential.


This degree has been accredited by the Australian Institute of Physics. When you graduate, you can apply to the Academic Chair to become a member of the Australian Institute of Physics and the Institute of Physics in the UK.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00125J

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Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Murdoch 71.35 Yes Full time 3 years
Murdoch 71.35 Yes Online
Murdoch 71.35 Yes Part time 6 years
Named after the prominent Australian academic and essayist Sir Walter Murdoch, Murdoch was the second university established in Western Australia. Since the first intake of students in 1975, Murdoch has become a dynamic, modern university with a national reputation for excellence in teaching, research and student satisfaction.

Murdoch university has three campuses. The main campus is on South Street in Murdoch and is an easy commute from the Perth CBD and Fremantle, whilst the Rockingham and Peel campuses are located further south of Perth. All three campuses are well serviced by public transport, parking and bike racks.

Provider CRICOS: 00125J

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