Why study physics at La Trobe?

State-of-the-art infrastructure investment

We've invested more than $500 million in advanced on-campus science learning and research facilities.

Learn more about our infrastructure projects.

Leading physics research

We are ranked 'well above world standard' for condensed matter physics and optical physics.

Australian Research Council, 2019, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Outcomes 2018

Practical experience

Gain hands-on experience with placements at CSIRO, Australian Synchrotron and more.

Explore synchrotron science

On the couch with physics

Hear from our dedicated staff and ask questions via ON24’s Q&A portal.

Learn about matter and energy and how they interact. La Trobe has a long and proud history of physics – in this session, you'll learn about your course options, career outcomes and study opportunities.

Broadcast from Melbourne Campus Open Day on Sunday 2 August, 2020.

Learn more

Career opportunities in physics

Career pathways

Studies in physics will prepare you for a range of careers, including:

  • optical engineer
  • research scientist
  • process engineer
  • medical physicist
  • meteorologist

Future employers

Recent graduates have found employment with:

  • CSIRO
  • DST
  • ANSTO
  • Walter and Eliza Hall Institute
  • Bureau of Meteorology
  • Hospital medical physics departments

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