Bachelor of Science - Physics

University of Wollongong

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00102E

Learn the basis for making, interpreting and extending observations relating to all things matter when you study physics at UOW. As you observe the behaviour and structure of matter, you will develop in-demand problem solving, critical thinking and analytical skills. You will build highly transferable skills that enable analysis and optimisation across many industries with knowledge across mechanics, thermodynamics, and vibrations.


  • To qualify for award of the degree of Bachelor of Science, students complete 144 credit points and satisfy all course requirements for the degree outlined in the course structure below.a) 60 credit points of Course core subjects common across the Bachelor of Science Majors listed below
  • and b) 84 credit points outlined within the selected major course structure.Students should consult with the Academic Program Directors directly to help in planning out their program of study.


  • Physics

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 78 or an IB of 28. 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: ASSUMED KNOWLEDGE AND RECOMMENDED STUDIES The University assumes students will have studied Mathematics Advanced, and any 2 units of English. Ideally, students will have studied Mathematics Extension 1, Chemistry, Physics. 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.

Study pathways

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.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Wollongong International: $121,968 Yes
  • Full-time : 3 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Wollongong.

Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression. These fees are subject to change from year to year.

Further information

An Advanced program is also available. If you are a high-achieving and motivated student, the Advanced degree program will give you an enriched educational experience.

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