Open Day: Chemistry, Physics and Space Science

Explore the world from an atomic and molecular level.

Or learn about physical laws that underpin the structure of matter and the nature of the universe. It’s also an exciting time to join one of the fastest growing, and most talked about industries; space.

  • Campus tour - North Terrace

    Finding your element

    Brand new chemistry labs, our own observatory, and metres from the new Australian space agency.

    Take off to North Terrace campus, the primary location of undergraduate teaching and the historic home of physics and chemistry at the University for almost 150 years.

  • Physics - The Standard Model and Beyond

    An important matter

    A powerful combination of disciplines, theorists and experimentalists, and a global connections make the University of Adelaide a great place to study.

    The University of Adelaide is playing a leading role in understanding the fundamental physics that will tell us how the universe fits together. The Special Research Centre for the Subatomic Structure of Matter (CSSM) and Centre of Excellence for Particle Physics at the Terascale (CoEPP) provide expertise in Quantum chromodynamics and the simulation power to realise it.

    Our members also work on the ATLAS project at CERN to make the next major breakthrough after the discovery of the Higgs Boson. We're also leading the way to finding Dark Matter through involvement at the Stawell Underground Physics Laboratory.

Podcast: The sky’s the limit

Meet space science and astrophysics graduate Phoebe De Wilt whose career is reaching new heights at the Bureau of Meteorology.

Physics Bridging Course

Our bridging course will get you ready for university if you don’t have the Year 12 physics prerequisite for your preferred degree.

Chemistry majors and specialisations

Innovate at the molecular level. Chemistry majors prepare you for careers in a diverse range of areas.

Physics majors and specialisations

Develop problem solving and data analysis skills highly sought after in a wide range of scientific and non-scientific careers.