Why study physics at La Trobe?

Top-rated globally

La Trobe is in the top 1% of universities worldwide.

Times Higher Education (THE), 2023, World University Rankings 2023; Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), 2023, Ranking Web of Universities

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

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:

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

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