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Dip - Physics as a subject

A diploma is a short-term study option that can help pave your way to future success.

Physics aims to understand the entire physical world, from the sub-atomic to the cosmological.

Key information

Years: 1.0
Study Locations: Hamilton
Start Dates: Semester A (February) and Semester B (July)
Faculty/s:
*Tuition fees shown are indicative only and may change. There are additional fees and charges related to enrolment please see the Table of Fees and Charges for more information. You will be sent an enrolment agreement which will confirm your fees.
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Career opportunities

  • Applications Engineer
  • Avionics Engineer
  • Electronics Engineer
  • Medical Physicist
  • Meteorologist
  • Satellite Information Processor

Prescriptions for the PGCert(Phys), PGDip(Phys), BSc(Hons), MSc, MSc(Research) and MSc(Tech)

Students in masters degrees are normally required to take a thesis and a selection of papers. Enrolment in papers towards the BSc(Hons) is only by invitation of the Chairperson. Candidates for these graduate qualifications should select their papers in consultation with the Chairperson of School.

To complete a BSc(Hons) in Physics, students must complete 120 points at 500 level, including at least 30 points in research (normally PHYS591) and at least 30 points from the papers listed for Physics.

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
CHEM512Topics in Advanced Physical ChemistryThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
This paper will not be taught in 2018.
ENEL504Analog Filter Design18B (Hamilton)
This paper introduces students to the design of electronic filters to process analog signals.
ENEL517Mechatronics18A (Hamilton)
This paper covers the design of electromechanical systems combining sensors and actuators interfaced to microcontrollers for feedback control: the enabling technologies of robotics. A series of projects require students to integrate hardware and firmware to achieve specific practical goals.
ENEL522Electro-optical Instrumentation18B (Hamilton)
Theoretical and practical aspects of advanced electro-optical instrumentation will be discussed and applied in practical sessions. Topics include telemeters, interferometers for velocity or vibration detection, optical gyroscopes, optical fibre sensors, and others.
ENME540Finite Element Analysis and Applications18A (Hamilton)
This paper explains the theory behind the Finite Element Method (FEM) and its application to solve engineering problems using a commercial software package.
PHYS506Advanced Quantum TheoryThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
This paper will not be taught in 2018.
PHYS511Particles and Fields18A (Hamilton)
No description available.
PHYS516Computational BiophysicsThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
This paper will not be taught in 2018.
PHYS551Methods in Theoretical Physics 118A (Hamilton)
This paper introduces common methods in theoretical physics, for example, use of Fourier Transforms and other integral transforms, complex functions, and maximisation/minimisation methods.
PHYS552Methods in Theoretical Physics 218A (Hamilton)
This paper introduces geometric methods applied to physics. It covers simple application of group theory to simplify problems with symmetry and an introduction to geometric algebra.
PHYS560Special Topic18A (Hamilton), 18B (Hamilton) & 18Y (Hamilton)
No description available.
PHYS561Special Topic18A (Hamilton), 18B (Hamilton) & 18Y (Hamilton)
No description available.
PHYS590Directed Study18A (Hamilton), 18B (Hamilton) & 18Y (Hamilton)
Students have the opportunity to pursue a topic of their own interest under the guidance of academic staff.
PHYS591Dissertation18C (Hamilton)
A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
PHYS592Dissertation18C (Hamilton)
A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
PHYS593Physics Thesis18C (Hamilton)
An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
PHYS594Physics Thesis18C (Hamilton)
An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.

Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Graduate Scholarship in Biophysics

For students who are enrolled in full-time study towards an MSc or a PhD with a thesis topic in Biophysics or Cortical Modelling. The scholarship will have a value up to $5,000 for one year.

Closing Date: 2017-07-15 23:59:00

Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Undergraduate Scholarship in Physics

For students enrolled full-time in the third year of undergraduate study towards a Bachelor of Science with a major in Physics. The scholarship will have a value of $500.

Closing Date: 2017-07-15 23:59:00

School of Science Postgraduate Study Scholarship

For students who qualify to enrol at the University of Waikato, and are intending to enrol part or full-time in semester B 2016 in the School of Science in either a 180pt masters, the taught components of a masters degree or the research component of a masters degree. The Scholarship will have a value of $5,000 per year for two years.

Closing Date: 2016-07-18 23:59:00

Science and Engineering Masters Fees Awards

For students enrolling full-time in the first year MSc (research), MSc, MSc (Tech) ME or MEnvSci programme in the faculty of Engineering. Part-time applicants may be considered but any scholarship awarded will be on a pro-rata basis. The Scholarship will have a value of up to $2,000.

Closing Date: 2017-03-15 23:59:00

Contacts

Faculty of Science & Engineering

Phone: +64 7 838 4625 / 0800 438 254
Email: science@waikato.ac.nz
Website: sci.waikato.ac.nz
Facebook: facebook.com/WaikatoScienceEngineering