Bachelor of Science (Laser Physics and Technology)
Campus North Terrace Campus
Degree Type Bachelor
Duration 3 years full-time or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 324091
The application of lasers is at the forefront of cutting-edge science and technology, enabling dramatic changes in a range of fields including engineering, environmental studies, chemistry, medicine and fundamental physics. Lasers provide measurements in locations that are difficult to access: in outer space, deep inside the human body or inside an industrial plant, and make these measurements with more precision than by any other technique. Lasers are also used to cut and weld materials, cool matter to within a billionth of a degree of absolute zero and undertake the most delicate surgery.
This program is particularly well suited to students who wish to pursue a career at the boundary between science and advanced engineering. It will give students the problem-solving skills that are highly sought after by employers while also giving them the capability to bring ideas to fruition.
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I am a:
SATAC Code 324091 2016 CSP ATAR 72.1 2016 CSP IB 25 2016 Adelaide Approved Score 75 Deferment Yes - 2 year Mid-year entry Yes Enquiries Ask Adelaide
Alternative entry pathways
SATAC Code: 324091
- Higher Education applicants
You must have completed at least half a year full time equivalent university study. Applicants who have studied Physics 1 and/or Mathematics 1 at the University of Adelaide (or equivalent) must have achieved at least a credit grade average for these courses. A Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated for each separate program you have undertaken (apart from some double degree programs where the GPA is combined). You are ranked on the basis of your best GPA.
- Special Entry applicants
You must be 18 years or over before 1 February 2017. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2017 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2016 or 2015), you must not have accumulated more than a TOTAL of 2 years full-time (or part-time equivalent) higher education study (ie. including any study prior to 2015). If you meet this criteria, you will be ranked according to your result in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT). Your STAT result is not weighted between verbal and quantitative components. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Scheme. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
- Without formal qualifications?
You may be eligible for our special access schemes.
- Other Entry Pathways
CRICOS 074690A Intake February
English Language Requirements
Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide IELTS Overall 6 Reading 5.5 Listening 5.5 Speaking 6 Writing 6 TOEFL Overall 60 Reading 8 Listening 8 Speaking 18 Writing 21 Pearsons Overall 50 Reading 42 Listening 42 Speaking 50 Writing 50 Cambridge Overall 169 Reading 162 Listening 162 Speaking 169 Writing 169 Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
Academic Entry Requirements
Secondary School Qualifications International ATAR 75 International Baccalaureate (IB) 25 Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) 11 United Entrance Certificate (UEC) [Malaysia] 20 General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level 7 Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) 70 ISC & CBSE [India] 70% ISBE [India] 80% SAT [US] 1200 Abitur 3.4 Thailand Certificate of Secondary Education 2.5 Bang Tot Nghiep Trung Hoc Pho Thong 7.5 STPM or Matrikulasi 2.78 The University of Adelaide College Foundation Program 74 Eynesbury Foundation Program 360 Other Qualifications Students who don't meet the academic requirements or who have other qualifications from the South Pacific Islands, Japan, Korea, Phillipines or Taiwan may be eligible to apply for a Pre-University Pathway to prepare for or gain entry into the University's undergraduate academic programs. For additional information see Admissions Information - Academic Requirements
Australian Year 12 SACE Stage 2: Physics, Mathematical Studies, Specialist Mathematics.
IB: Mathematics (HL grade 3) and Physics (SL grade 4/HL grade 3).
International Qualifications Mathematics, Physics
- Higher Education applicants
Fees and Scholarships
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Annual tuition feesCommonwealth-supported place: $8,975
More information on Student Contribution Amounts.
Annual tuition fees International student place: $33,000
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
A wide range of employment opportunities exist for graduates in:
- science communication
remote and advanced optical sensing of the environment
research organisations (CSIRO, Bureau of Meteorology, Antarctic Division)
The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.
Graduate AttributesThe objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
- Deep discipline knowledge
- Critical thinking and problem solving
- Teamwork and communication skills
- Career and leadership readiness
- Intercultural and ethical competency
- Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Aerospace Scientist, Laser and Photonics Scientist / Engineer, Lecturer, Defense Industry Scientist, Remote Sensing and GIS, Research Assistant, Research Associates, Satellite Project Scientist, Science Communicators, Science Educators, Scientific Data Analyst, Scientific Officer, Teacher, Tutor, Research Scientist
A Global Learning Experience is an integral component to your academic journey at The University of Adelaide. The university is committed to offering its students the opportunity to study overseas through a range of degrees offered via the Global Learning Office, including student exchange, study tours, short study degrees, internships and placements. There are many exciting opportunities in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania ranging from a few weeks to a full academic year.
To find Global Learning opportunities available in your study area click Global Experiences.
Study Abroad and ExchangeThe Faculty of Sciences recommends students who want to undertake an exchange in an overseas university plan to go in Semester 2 of Level 2 and/or Semester 1 of Level 3. To find Global Learning opportunities available in your study area click Global Experiences.
Degree StructureThe program consists of core theory and laboratory training in physics, with emphasis on electromagnetic radiation, optics, quantum mechanics and lasers. Students are able to supplement their core studies with a range of courses including mathematics, computing and electrical engineering. A key feature of the program is the inclusion of cross-disciplinary tutorials from academic staff as well as tutoring sessions by guest presenters from photonics and defence industries. This direct exposure provides the opportunity for mentoring relationships to be formed, which enhances student participation in research projects alongside scientists who are well established in industry and physics discipline laboratories.
Academic Program Rules
The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.
Example Study Plan
Indicative study plan Year1 S1 MATHS 1011: Mathematics IA PHYSICS 1100ND: Physics IA Approved Level I Elective 1 x 3 units Approved Level I Elective 1 x 3 units S2 MATHS 1012: Mathematics IB PHYSICS 1200ND: Physics IB Approved Level I Elective 1 x 3 units Approved Level I Elective 1 x 3 units Year2 S1 MATHS 2101: Multivariable and Complex Calculus MATHS 2102: Differential Equations PHYSICS 2510: Physics IIA Approved Level II Elective 1 x 3 units S2 PHYSICS 2525: Physics IIB (Optics & Photonics) PHYSICS 2532: Classical Physics II PHYSICS 2534: Electromagnetism II Approved Level II Elective 1 x 3 units Year 3 S1 PHYSICS 3542: Physics III Approved Level III Elective 1 x 6 units
Approved Level III Electives 2 x 3 units
S2 PHYSICS 3537: Experimental Physics III (Optics & Photonics) PHYSICS 3540: Optics and Photonics III PHYSICS 3544: Quantum Mechanics III Approved Level IIIElective 1 x 3 units
Varies with individual courses and includes a combination of assignments, reports, tests, practical work, tutorial preparation and exams.
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Last updated: Thursday, 15 Jun 2017