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Bachelor of Science Advanced (Honours) - Physics
Queensland University of Technology - Gardens Point

Course outline

If you have a strong interest and passion for science and a desire to pursue a career in science research or industry in the Biological, Environmental or Earth Sciences, Chemistry, or Physics, this science research focused course if for you.

You will be immersed in research from first year, engaging with world class researchers and facilities and will develop your research skills through years 2 and 3, leading to a substantial independent research project in your final year. Through the degree you will develop strong discipline knowledge, competence in practical, quantitative and research skills and be well prepared to undertake a PhD.

This course is covered by the QUT Offer Guarantee.

If you not a current year 12 student or a recent year 12 student who has taken a gap year or two (i.e. not subsequent study or work) and you are seeking to transfer science degrees you are recommended to consider 418011 Bachelor of Science and upon completion seek entry to the Bachelor of Science (Honours) program.

For more course information, visit Bachelor of Science Advanced (Honours) at QUT.


Only year 12 subjects undertaken in your year 12 studies will be considered for satisfying the prerequisites


Biological sciences; chemistry; earth science; environmental science; physics.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for QUT and for this course, refer to QUT’s website.


English, Literature, English and Literature Extension or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 and 4, C); Mathematical Methods (Units 3 and 4, C); Physics (Units 3 and 4, B); Applicant must be 16; Completion of Year 12 or attained age 18 years; No prior study

Additional entry requirements

Applicants must be a 2023 Year 12 student or a recent Year 12 student returning from up to two gap years.

Assumed knowledge

Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C); at least one of Agricultural Science, Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, or Marine Science (Units 3 & 4, C).

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Career opportunities

Careers available in a wide range of sectors including research and technical services (e.g. university, state departments, CSIRO), education (e.g. science lecturer), communication (e.g. science journalist), regulatory affairs, policy development (e.g. local or federal government) and business (e.g. company employee or entrepreneur).


Graduates of each major are eligible for full or associate membership of a number of discipline based professional associations.

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16 Jan 2025

CSP/$7320 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree with honours
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Full time
Course Duration

4 years Full time

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