Graduate Certificate in Physics (GCertPhys)

Program Code


Program Minimum Units


Standard Duration

6 months

Program Faculty

Faculty of Sciences

AQF Level


Academic Year


Special Notes

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (


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.
Applicants who have not studied at an Australian institution within the last 10 years, must provide a summary, in their own words, of the syllabus (including laboratory) for each of the most advanced physics and mathematics courses on their academic record (up to 4 pages overall).
The Graduate Certificate in Physics is an AQF Level 8 program with a standard full-time duration of 0.5 years.

Academic Program Rules for Graduate Certificate in Physics

There shall be a Graduate Certificate in Physics .

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the Graduate Certificate in Physics, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 12 units, comprising:

  1. Core courses to the value of at least 6 units
  2. Elective courses to the value of not more than 6 units
Core Courses

To satisfy the requirements for Core Courses students must complete courses to the value of 6 units.

Courses to the value of at least 6 units from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
PHYSICS 7007 Fourier Techniques & Applications 3
PHYSICS 7010 Non-Linear Optics 3
PHYSICS 7011 Nuclear and Radiation Physics 3
PHYSICS 7013 Quantum Field Theory 3
PHYSICS 7014 Relativistic Quantum Mechanics & Particle Physics 3
PHYSICS 7104 Electronics for Data Acquisition 3
PHYSICS 7551 Radiotherapy Physics 3
PHYSICS 7002 Advanced Astrophysics 3
PHYSICS 7004 Advanced Electromagnetism 3
PHYSICS 7003 Advanced Atmospheric and Environmental Physics 3
PHYSICS 7008 Gauge Theory 3
PHYSICS 7009 General Relativity 3
PHYSICS 7012 Nuclear Theory and Particle Physics 3
PHYSICS 7549 Physics of Medical Imaging 3