Applied Physics is designed for students who wish to gain knowledge of fundamental physics concepts as applied to chemistry, geophysics and the life sciences.

Applied Physics has been available as a minor.

To have completed a minor in Applied Physics, students needed to gain 60 points in Applied Physics comprising of APHYS111, APHYS211, APHYS212 and APHYS311.


There will be no new enrolments into the Applied Physics minor in 2020 onwards.

Applied Physics papers

100 Level
Code and paper title Points
APHYS111 Physics in Context - Ahupūngao o te Ao right arrow

This is an introductory paper in physics for students who have not studied physics or mathematics at NCEA level 2 or 3. It is intended to support a...

15 24A (Hamilton)
PHYSC100 General Physics right arrow

This paper provides an introduction to the core ideas in physics. Topics covered include kinematics, mechanics, fluids, electric and magnetic forces...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24X (Hainan University, Haikou China)

2024 Catalogue of Papers information current as of 26 Jun 2024 01:00am