Studying Physics at UNSW

Studying physics at high school is often a prerequisite or assumed knowledge for studying science, mathematics or engineering at university. Taking physics and mathematics (especially HSC mathematics extension 1 or equivalent) will open many possibilities when you are choosing what to study after high school.

Physics is the most fundamental science, so studying physics allows you to move onto more specialised areas of science. Studying physics also opens many career options, as it teaches you analytical, quantative and problem solving skills, which can be used in many different careers.

At UNSW you can choose to study a major in Physics through the Bachelor of Advanced Science, Bachelor of Science, or one of the many dual degrees we offer. Other UNSW degrees such as Engineering and Aviation also require you to take physics courses at university.