Bachelor of Science – Physics
University of Southern Queensland - External

Course outline

Are you curious about how the world operates and behaviours of the universe? Physics reveals the natural laws at work around you and across the cosmos and teaches us the fundamental principles underpinning modern science. Graduate ready to work at the forefront of science and technology with broad and transferrable numerical, critical analysis and problem-solving skills. You will explore optics, photonics, modern physics, and quantum mechanics, and learn to use the tools (including mathematics), methodologies, language and conventions of physics to test and communicate ideas and explanations. Study Physics with UniSQ and have access to data collected from our Mt Kent Observatory, near Toowoomba, solar UV monitoring equipment at the UniSQ Toowoomba campus, and a remotely accessible High-Performance Computing to support your research training. Create your unique degree and learning journey by combining your Physics major with a second major (such as Mathematics & Statistics, Environment & Sustainability, IT, Astronomical and Space Sciences or Geospatial Science perhaps) or elective courses to suite your career goals. You can study our physics courses online or on-campus, full-time or part-time, allowing you great flexibility to fit in your learning with work and family commitments. For more program information, visit Bachelor of Science (Physics) at UniSQ.


Students will need to attend residential schools.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for the University of Southern Queensland and for this course, refer to UniSQ’s website.


Mathematical Methods (Units 3 and 4, C)

Recommended study
Biology, Chemistry, or Physics.
Assumed knowledge

English (Units 3 and 4, C)

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Career opportunities

Employment opportunities upon graduation may include scientist working for industry or government; technician working in a laboratory or in the field; teacher (in combination with appropriate education studies); meteorologist (subject to appropriate government training); researcher or academic (subject to appropriate postgraduate qualifications); or self-employment providing scientific and/or technical services.

Course Code
Start Date
Offer rounds
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

3 years Full time or 6 years Part time

Darling Downs & South West QLD