Master of Applied Science (Physics) (K7J7)

This course is in teach-out and is not accepting new admissions

Overview  2022

Entry Requirements

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Minimum 2 Years, up to a maximum of 5 Years


Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.


This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

Due to the ongoing response to COVID-19, online study may replace some or all of your on-campus classes. We'll be sure to keep you informed of any changes.
This course provides you with the opportunity to acquire advanced current knowledge in Physics. In addition, you will develop a capacity for independent research and problem-solving that can lead to workplace research and/or a degree by higher research (Masters or PhD).

Students completing the Master of Applied Science (Physics) will:

  • acquire advanced current knowledge in Physics;
  • acquire advanced research skills that can lead to workplace research and/or a HDR course;
  • engage in research and development projects in the field of Physics;
  • be able to apply advanced current knowledge, skill and principles learning in the course to their respective workplace contexts;
  • develop an understanding how Physics can be applied to solve global problems from a scientific perspective.
  • 1 In depth understanding of a range of topics in classical and modern physics, in particular the production and propagation of electromagnetic radiation, the fundamentals of wave and quantum mechanics, atmospheric and astrophysics, atomic and nuclear physics, general relativity and statistical mechanics.
  • 2 The ability to solve problems in these fields and understand the limitations and assumptions inherent in different approaches to solving problems.
  • 3 An in-depth theoretical knowledge of a particular field of physics by producing a significant literature review or a critical review of current knowledge in the area associated with a research project.
  • 4 Advanced research skills by conducting a supervised research project either in astrophysics or theoretical physics.
  • 5 Research communication skills , both in writing and through verbal presentations.
  • Course structure

    Choose from the following Specialisations

    Entry requirements

    Fees & scholarships

    Domestic students

    Options for this course

    This is a full-fee course, which means you’ll need to pay the entire amount for your studies. Commonwealth supported places are not available in this postgraduate course. However, there are still support options available for eligible students to help you manage the cost of studying this course.

    You may be able to fund all or part of your tuition fees by accessing a FEE-HELP loan from the Australian Government. FEE-HELP is a loan scheme that assists domestic full-fee students to pay for University, which is repaid through the Australian Tax System once you earn above a repayment threshold. This means you’ll only have to start repaying the loan once you start earning above a specific amount.

    Our scholarships and prizes program also offers more than 400 scholarships across all areas of study. You can even apply for multiple scholarships in one easy application.

    An important note on Youth Allowance and Austudy

    The Department of Social Services has approved some accredited and professionally oriented Masters courses for student payments through Youth Allowance or Austudy. This means if you enrol in one of these courses, you may be eligible for student payments. However, please be aware that this is not the case for all Master courses. Please visit our Scholarships, Fees and Costs website for further information.

    Further information

    Detailed fee information for domestic students is available at Scholarships, fees and costs, including additional information in relation to the compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

    Domestic students enrolled in certain postgraduate coursework programs may not be eligible for student payments through Youth Allowance and Austudy. Visit the Department of Social Services website to find out more about eligibility for Centrelink support and the list of eligible courses

    International students

    International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.


    For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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