How does our universe work? This is the underlying question every physics student wants to help answer and it has led to some of the biggest scientific breakthroughs in human history — and the more we learn about and study physics, the more we transform society.
As part of our physics courses and degrees, you’ll learn and explore the study of matter and energy, developing a sound understanding of how natural and technologically driven worlds work and operate.
With a physics major, you’ll learn about classical and modern physics, astrophysics, nanoscience and technology through hands-on experiences and theory.
When you graduate, you’ll leave with an appreciation for the fabric of our universe. You’ll also have the skills to apply your knowledge to finding real-world applications that can transform society for the better. Browse our courses to find detailed course information, application dates, entry requirements, fees, subjects, ATAR calculator and more.
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Swinburne astrophysics PhD student Emily Petroff has become the first person to have witnessed a fast radio burst in real time. Fast radio bursts are short, sharp flash of radio waves from an unknown source. In an interview with SBS Two's The Feed program Emily explains the mystery surrounding fast radio bursts and the importance of stargazing.
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An undergraduate degree must be about more than just knowledge – it’s also job readiness, professional experience and access to further opportunities.
We partner with leading Australian and global organisations to offer students authentic workplace experiences. Our degrees can include placements, internships, industry-linked projects, study tours and more. This is your chance to work on real-life projects, solve day-to-day challenges in your field and gain the professional skills that put knowledge into practice. You’ll build invaluable skills and confidence, knowing you have what it takes to land a job by graduation or even before.
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This state-of-the-art facility enables researchers, teachers and local industry in areas of engineering and applied science to work with micrometre accuracy.
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Swinburne guarantees real industry experience in all our bachelor degrees in the form of placements, internships or industry-linked projects.