Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Physics Program By University of Otago |Top Universities
  • QS World University Rankings
  • QS Stars
  • Degree BSc
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Study Mode On Campus
  • Course Intensity Full Time
  • Fees(NZD) 113178-
  • Scholarships Yes
  • Start date Feb, Jul

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Physics is a search for and an application of rules that can predict the evolution of the world around us. This includes planetary motion, quantum jumps in atoms and the propagation of light. Through central concepts such as energy, force, particles and waves, Physics attempts to answer fundamental question about Nature, while at the same time providing solutions to technological problems. It is recommended that students enrolling for a Physics degree have a background in NCEA level 3 Physics and/or Mathematics. All courses involve a mixture of lectures and practical laboratories, so you will have plenty of opportunities to gain hands-on experience in problem solving. Several of our courses, in particular our first year courses PHSI 131 and 132, make use of “Classroom Response Systems”, where the lecturer poses a multiple-choice questions and each student submits an answer using a handheld transmitter. The submitted answers then forms the basis of engaging in-class discussions centered on pivotal concepts of Physics.

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In the 150 years since, Otago has prided itself on being a research-led University with an international reputation for excellence. It is ranked 194 in the 2021/22 QS World University Rankings and in the top 100 in 15 subject areas.

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