Why physics and nanotechnology at UTS
We ask the experts
We know what industry seeks and expects from our graduates because we ask. The School of Physics and Advanced Materials reviews its courses with industry advisory committees to ensure programs are industry-relevant, practical and have the right balance of theory and practice. The courses are regularly reviewed to ensure currency and relevance to industrial and commercial practice.
Professional relevance of programs is further assured as the School maintains strong links with industry through its academic staff who undertake appropriate research and consulting activities in conjunction with the UTS Institute for Nanoscale Technology and the Microstructural Analysis Unit.
The Australian Institute of Physics (AIP) recoginises our undergraduate degress in Applied Physics and Nanotechnology and has accredited them with professional status.
Graduates from our Bachelors and Postgraduate programs discover that they have the opportunity to work in a wide range of international locations because our professional qualifications are widely recognised and respected.
According to the Australian Graduate Survey results for the period October 2007 to April 2008, of UTS Science graduates available for full-time employment, 72% find a job in the first three months after completing their studies with an average salary of $46,893.
In the same survey, the average percentage employment rate for graduates who have completed UTS Science postgraduate programs was 100% with an average salary of $72,644.
We offer global opportunities
You can combine UTS: Science's Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Applied Physics or Nanotechnology with a degree from other UTS study areas such as international studies, business, law and engineering.
This series of innovative combined degrees give you the chance to specialise in an area that interests you and enhances your career paths in the commercial world. By combining specializations you create another dimension to your career path. With the international studies component, you will spend a year overseas and experience the world.
For more details on combined degrees, see UTS: Science courses.
We conduct innovative research
Innovative and industry-relevant research is undertaken within the School of Physics and Advanced Materials, expanding both the academic and professional knowledge of applied physics, nanotechnology and advanced materials.
The School has a strong record of research and development essential to facilitating quality postgraduate research programs and encourages research that engages the interest of industry and community partners. Graduates are outstanding professionals who are highly valued and actively sought by industry employers.
Physicists are excellent at developing sophisticated instrumentation, technologies and computational tools for solving complex problems. These technologies find application in a wide range of contexts and environments. For example, the latest techniques in bio-imaging have been developed by physicists, or computational models of complex physical processes that are now being applied in the financial sector