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Physics and Astronomy

From the Kinetic energy of a speeding car to nuclear fusion energy, from nearby stars to distant galaxies, physics examines matter and energy in all their forms.

Curtin’s area of Physics and Astronomy works closely with the Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy (CIRA), which focuses on scientific and technological advances in the field, and is involved in the Square Kilometre Array and the Murchison Widefield Array, as well as the investigation of active galactic nuclei and radio galaxies, transient radio phenomena and pulsars.

Physics graduates have some of the most exciting jobs throughout their careers. Their problem-solving skills, enhanced by the study of theoretical and practical physics, together with strengths in mathematics and computing, make them highly sought after by many employers.

Possible careers

  • Astronomer
  • Materials scientist
  • Meteorologist
  • Computational physicist
  • Radiation physicist

Course Search

Summer Bridging Course

The Summer bridging course is for students wanting to enter a particular course at Curtin University without having studied Physics before.

Summer Vacation Scholarships

The Summer vacation scholarships are intended for outstanding recently completed first, second and third year students wishing to undertake research experience aligned with their Physics Stream of interest.

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Telephone: +61 8 9266 7192