Physics

Working out solutions begins with understanding how the universe works.

We understand that physics is essential to understanding not just the world around us, but also the universe beyond. That’s why we offer physics courses at Swinburne.

Our physics research is ranked in the world’s top 100 programs and our courses are an opportunity to explore the study of matter, energy and the interaction between them with world-leading physicists. Because physics is the foundation of many sciences, you’ll develop a fundamental understanding of how our natural and technologically driven world works. We place an emphasis on classical and modern physics, astrophysics, and the physics of nanoscience and technology. You’ll also gain hands-on experience in experimental physics. Astronomy is physics-related area you may examine: It’s just a matter of choosing the course that suits the future you can picture.

By the time you graduate, you’ll have the confidence and skills to apply your knowledge to the workplace. Future careers can be found in a range of settings, including education, research and development.

The Swinburne Advantage

We turn knowing into know-how.

We believe an undergraduate education must be about more than knowledge. In today’s competitive job market, it must be about true job readiness.

Starting in 2016, we’re expanding access to our Work Integrated Learning opportunities. It’s just a matter of choosing the opportunity that suits your future.

Choose from professional degrees, professional placements, professional internships, industry-linked projects, industry study tours and accreditation placements. There are also a range of other opportunities you can create.

You’ll build invaluable skills and confidence in knowing you have what it takes to land a job in your field by graduation.

We think it’s an approach that makes the adventure worth taking. See for yourself.
The Swinburne Advantage. Available to all new undergraduate students from 2016.

Develop new technology in Swinburne's solar facility

Developing new solar technology

In a dynamic collaboration between Swinburne and industry, the solar facility is driving improvements in the efficiency and affordability of solar technology.

Student achievement

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. 

Read more about Emily's discovery

Physics courses

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