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Graduate Certificate in Physics

Degree Type Graduate Certificate

Duration 6 months full-time or part-time equiv.

SATAC Code 3GC038

CRICOS 001314G

 

This degree is currently under review and is not accepting new admissions. For further information about related degrees please contact Ask Adelaide


Programs are tailored to an individual’s background, interests and career objectives. Students will obtain and extend fundamental competencies
in Physics, and study the latest advances in their specialisation under the supervision of academic and research staff who are internationally recognised for their research.

  • Entry Requirements

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    Admissions Transparency Data

    SATAC Code 3GC038
    Mid-year entry Subject to availability
    Intake February and July
    Enquiries Ask Adelaide
    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry only

    Additional Entry Requirements
    A completed Bachelors degree in Science or Engineering with a major in Physics. Applicants for postgraduate coursework programs in physics must summarise in their own words the syllabus (including laboratory) for each of the most advanced physics and mathematics subjects on their academic record (up to 4 pages overall). Subject descriptions provided by your University (if available) may be appended to the summary. Please submit this information to the Faculty of Sciences Office and be sure to include your SATAC reference number: Email: faculty.sciences@adelaide.edu.au Faculty of Sciences Office Ground Floor, Darling Building, North Terrace Campus The University of Adelaide, AUSTRALIA 5005.
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 3GC038

    International applicants

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    Admissions Transparency Data

    CRICOS 001314G
    Intake February and July
    Selection Criteria
    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 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6
    TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21
    Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50
    Cambridge Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 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
    Tertiary Qualifications Degree in Science or Engineering with a major in Physics. Please note that mid year intake is dependent on background of student.
    Additional Entry Requirements
    Applicants for postgraduate coursework programs in physics must summarise in their own words the syllabus (including laboratory) for each of the most advanced physics and mathematics subjects on their academic record (up to 4 pages overall). Subject descriptions provided by your University (if available) may be appended to the summary. Mid year intake may be available depending on Physics background of student.

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  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Tuition fees
    Australian Full-fee place: $14,500 for 6 months

    International applicants

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    Tuition fee International student place: $19,250 for 6 months

    Scholarships

    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

    Find a Scholarship.

  • Careers

    Career Readiness

    Graduates can choose from a broad range of careers, for example in optics and laser industries, defence industry, telecommunications, meteorology, environmental physics, space & ionospheric physics, geophysics, merchant banking, teaching and bioinformatics.

    The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.

    Graduate Attributes

    The objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
    1. Deep discipline knowledge
    2. Critical thinking and problem solving
    3. Teamwork and communication skills
    4. Career and leadership readiness
    5. Intercultural and ethical competency
    6. Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Potential careers

    Laboratory Manager

  • Global Learning

    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.

  • Degree Structure

    The Graduate Certificate requires 12 units of coursework (6 units of core courses). Students choose four subjects from a variety fo Physics offerings.

    Academic Program Rules

    The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

    Example Study Plan

     

    Courses may be chosen from:

    (i) The following list, to the value of no more than 6 units;

    Semester 1

    #A maximum of 1 of these 3 courses may be chosen.

    Semester 2

    Semester 1 or 2

    (ii) Courses listed under Academic Program Rules for other coursework by Masters degrees, subject to approval by the Program Coordinator.

    (iii) The following courses to the value of no less than 6 units;

    Semester 1

    Semester 2

    Semester 1 &2

    * not offered in every year 

    NOTE: The courses to be offered in any year will be dependant on staff availability and student demand.

     

    Assessment

    Varies with individual courses and includes a combination of assignments, reports, tests and written exams.

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  • Further Information

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Last updated: Wednesday, 18 Oct 2017