Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Studying arts and physics will teach students an understanding of the world, ourselves and the universe in which we live, following an approach based on evidence. Students will also learn foundational knowledge in many traditional areas of study including history, literature, languages and philosophy and the disciplines of social sciences: cultural studies, sociology and politics. The Bachelor of Science (Physics) / Bachelor of Arts combines the practical, numeracy and computer skills of science with the critical and creative thinking skills and effective communication and problem solving skills learned from studying the arts and humanities. It will teach students a diverse skill set and equip them with all of which are required for high achievement in a range careers.
4.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
- The Bachelor of Science (Physics) has a prescribed set of core subjects, as well as electives. For the Bachelor of Arts degree you can choose from Archaeology and Ancient History, English Literatures, Environmental Humanities, French, History, Indigenous Studies, Italian, Japanese, Legal Studies, Mandarin (Non-Chinese Background Students), Mandarin (Character Background Students), Philosophy, Photography, Politics, Science and Technology Studies, International Relations, Sociology, Spanish, Creative Writing, or Writing and English Literatures, as well as a minor from the Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts. new majors subject to final approval
Standard entry requirements
DOMESTIC STUDENTS - ATAR-BASED ADMISSION OPTIONS Guaranteed entry selection ranks Entry to this course can be gained with: Minimum ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) International Baccalaureate (IB) Interstate equivalent (such as the Victorian ENTER or Queensland OP) Results in an overseas qualification deemed equivalent to Australian year 12 The minimum score for guaranteed entry (or for consideration if this course has limited places) is an ATAR-Selection Rank of 80 or an IB of 29. This includes the effect of adjustment factors. Adjustment factors, such as the subjects you are studying, the area in which you live or equity and access schemes, are taken into consideration and these will be combined with your ATAR to adjust your selection rank and make it higher than your ATAR. These adjustments used to be called bonus points. Find out more about UOW adjustment factors here: https://www.uow.edu.au/future/school/apply/index.html ASSUMED KNOWLEDGE AND RECOMMENDED STUDIES The University assumes students will have studied any 2 units of English. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia. In order to succeed in your chosen course, it is assumed you have completed relevant subjects in your senior high school studies or other relevant qualifications. This is particularly important for degrees which have a strong basis in Mathematics or Science.
The Bachelor of Science (Physics) and the Honours degree conform to the requirements for membership of the Australian Institute of Physics. Recognition as a professional physicist requires the completion of a higher degree or an equivalent amount of professional experience.
If applicants can demonstrate they have met the learning outcomes for UOW subjects through prior learning, such as previous tertiary or TAFE qualifications, they may be eligible for credit towards their degree. Where relevant to the UOW degree, specified credit may be given for specific subject(s); where not relevant to the degree, unspecified credit may be awarded.
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Students with limited backgrounds in physics or chemistry are advised to enrol in bridging courses held in February each year.