Physical Sciences and Mathematics


If you’re a natural problem-solver, develop your skills to tackle the fast-paced challenges in today’s world. Gain the knowledge you need for complicated problem-solving and prepare yourself for an interesting and rewarding career in fields such as astronomy, medical physics and statistics.


Our graduates are working for leading organisations around the world including Google, NASA and Microsoft


Our students have access to advances technologies, whether it’s the latest satellite or new type of laser


Learn from academic experts in their respective fields

Majors and popular combinations

Tailor your degree by exploring your career path or interest area in your first year, before selecting one or two majors in your second year. It's a unique feature of our course model and the best part is, it won't cost any extra or take longer to complete your degree.

Bachelor of Science

A key focus of the Bachelor of Science is understanding, reasoning and improving the natural world through systematic observation, experimentation, modelling and calculation.

Combined Bachelor's and Master's

Frontier Physics Combined Bachelor and Master's

Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)

The Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) is an inspiring, holistic four-year degree comprising a three-year bachelor’s (chosen from UWA’s Arts, Biomedical Science, Commerce or Science degrees) and a fourth year of honours.

Postgraduate courses

Become an expert in your chosen field by taking your skills and qualifications to new heights after completing your undergraduate degree. With a UWA postgraduate degree, you can learn from reputable thought leaders and build strong, life-long connections.

I’ve always had a natural understanding and fascination of mathematics. I find it particularly enjoyable when I’m able to apply mathematical skills to problem-solving questions. Physics is a subject that allows me to put these skills to use and solve problems relating to a real world context. I enjoy working as a team to solve problems – it’s fascinating to hear how other people approach and understand questions and concepts, and I find that this can broaden your own understanding. Kai Metzner

Create your connections


We’ve joined forces with a number of leading software and computing companies, as well as public sector groups, to connect our graduates to real-life careers. Some of these partnerships include IBM Australia, Main Roads WA and Immersive Technologies.

Student club

With 180+ clubs and societies, there is something for everyone at UWA.

The UWA Mathematics Union aims to assist maths students and those with an interest in maths from all backgrounds. The club runs social events for members, seminars and help sessions throughout the year for maths units.