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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.

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Key information

Years: 1
Start Dates: Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)
Area of Study:
All amounts are in New Zealand Dollars (NZD). *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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Degree Planner

Prescriptions for the PGCert(Phys), PGDip(Phys), BSc(Hons), MSc, MSc(Research) and MSc(Tech) [1]

Enrolment in papers towards the BSc(Hons) is only by invitation of the Head. To complete a BSc(Hons) in Physics, students must complete 120 points at 500 level, including at least 30 points in research (normally PHYSC591) and at least 30 points from the papers listed for Physics.

Students in masters degrees are normally required to take a thesis and a selection of papers.

Candidates for these graduate qualifications should select their papers in consultation with the Head of School.

[1] The MSc(Tech) will not be offered in 2024.

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School of Science
Phone: 0800 924 528 or +64 7 838 4625
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