Physics & Space Science

Is your passion is theoretical, computational, mathematical or astronomical physics? Study at the University of Adelaide and learn to solve cutting-edge problems at the forefront of these fields.

By studying alongside our leading researchers, world-class educators and industry partners, you’ll develop the skills a professional scientist needs. Graduate with an adaptable mindset and the expertise to tackle critical world challenges.

Study and career options

Bachelor of Science (Space Science & Astrophysics)

Along with a focus on astronomy and space science, you will develop a strong foundation in physics. There’s also flexibility for you to supplement learning with a choice of other science subjects, geoscience and mathematically based work.

Gain direct access to professionals in the fields of space science and astrophysics. Gain opportunities to take part in project work with established scientists. This is the #1 degree in South Australia for astronomical and space sciences research.

Study Space Science in 2020

Honours Degree of Bachelor of Science in High Performance Computational Physics

Learn to solve cutting-edge problems at the forefront of physics. Learn sophisticated high-performance computing techniques required for the solution of high-level problems in theoretical, computational and mathematical physics.

You’ll learn to program parallel supercomputers using state-of-the-art computer languages, and gain high-demand mathematical and computational skills.

Study physics in 2020

Graduate story

"At the University I was able to work closely with world leaders in my field and learn from them in an incredibly supportive environment. It was the best possible start to my academic career."

- Phiala Shanahan, BSc (High Perf Comp Phys)(Hons), PhD (Physics & Astrophysics).
 

STEM Careers Night

Whether you're still at high school or planning to join us mid-year, taking a break from study or rethinking your career path, come chat with us at our STEM Careers Night. You and your parents are invited to join us online to see what’s available in the world of STEM.

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