Physics - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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To meet the Physics pre-requisite (4-SA) for entry to a USC program, one of the following will satisfy the requirements. Study must be equivalent to 4 semesters of study with a Sound exit level of achievement.

Australian secondary study

Qualification Prerequisite equivalents

Qld Year 12 – 4,SA*

(commenced Yr 11 prior to 2019)

  • Physics

Qld Year 12 – Units 3&4, C**

(commenced Yr 11 in 2019 or beyond)
  • Physics
Qld External Senior
  • Physics
ACT Year 12
  • Physics (T Major)
  • Electronics (T Major)
NSW Year 12
  • Physics
  • Physics (2 unit)
  • Science (3 unit)
  • Science (4 unit)
SA / NT / VIC Year 12
  • Physics
TAS Year 12
  • Physical Sciences
  • Applied Science - Physical Sciences
  • Physics
WA Year 12
  • Physics
  • Physical Science
  • Physics (Stage 3)
  • Physics ATAR

*4, SA – study must be equivalent to 4 semesters of study and exit with a Sound exit level of achievement or above.
** Units 3&4, C – completed Unit 3 and Unit 4 and exit with a grade of C or above.

Overseas secondary study

Qualification Prerequisite equivalents
International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • Physics (HL or SL)
  • Physical Science (HL)
  • Phys Chem Sys (HL)
New Zealand
  • Physics (NCEA Level 3)

GCE (A or AS Levels)

A levels - Grade D or higher

AS levels - Grade C or higher

  • Physics

Australian bridging and preparatory studies

Qualification Prerequisite equivalents
CQU Preparatory Program
  • IntroPhysics 
USQ Tertiary Preparation Program
  • 11034 Physics
  • TPP7160 Preparatory Physics
  • Physics Bridging Course
TAFE QLD - Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation
  • Physics (3 module)
Unilearn (via Unileanr or OUA)
  • UNL71 Physics

Tertiary studies

A passing grade in at least one tertiary level Physics subject.

Other study

Other study may also be considered. Please contact Student Central regarding other qualifications and / or vocational experience that may serve as the Physics prerequisite.