Graduate Certificate in Physics
Campus North Terrace Campus
Degree Type Graduate Certificate
Duration 6 months full-time or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 3GC038
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.
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SATAC Code 3GC038 Mid-year entry Subject to availability Intake February and July Enquiries Ask AdelaideGraduate entry only
Additional Entry RequirementsA 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: email@example.com Faculty of Sciences Office Ground Floor, Darling Building, North Terrace Campus The University of Adelaide, AUSTRALIA 5005.SATAC Code: 3GC038
CRICOS 001314G Intake February and July
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 RequirementsApplicants 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.
Fees and Scholarships
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Tuition feesAustralian Full-fee place: $14,500 for 6 months
Tuition fee International student place: $19,250 for 6 months
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
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.
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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
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Degree StructureThe 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;
- PHYSICS 7032 Advanced Dynamics & Relativity
- PHYSICS 7532 Atmospheric and Astrophysics
- PHYSICS 7536 Electomagnetism#
- PHYSICS 7542 Quantum Mechanics A#
- PHYSICS 7546 Statistical Mechanics#
#A maximum of 1 of these 3 courses may be chosen.
- PHYSICS 7534 Computational Physics
- PHYSICS 7028 Experimental Physics
- PHYSICS 7540 Optics and Photonics
- PHYSICS 7209 Photonics P
- PHYSICS 7544 Quantum Mechanics B
Semester 1 or 2
- PHYSICS 7550 Radiation Biology, protection & Epidemiology*
- PHYSICS 7548 Human Biology for Medical Physics*
(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;
- PHYSICS 7007 Experimental Methods
- PHYSICS 7010 Non-Linear Optics
- PHYSICS 7011 Nuclear & Radiation Physics
- PHYSICS 7013 Quantum Field Theory
- PHYSICS 7014 Relativistic Quantum Mechanics & Particle Physics
PHYSICS 7104 Electronic Data Acquistion
- PHYSICS 7002 Advanced Astrophysics
- PHYSICS 7003 Advanced Atmospheric & Environmental Physics
- PHYSICS 7004 Advanced Electromagnetism
- PHYSICS 7008 Gauge Theory
- PHYSICS 7009 General Relativity
- PHYSICS 7012 Nuclear Theory & Particle Physics
- PHYSICS 7015 Statistical Mechanics & Many Body Theory*
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.
Varies with individual courses and includes a combination of assignments, reports, tests and written exams.
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Last updated: Wednesday, 18 Oct 2017