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Study Physics at Otago University

studyPhysics is the most fundamental of science subjects, and a degree in physics can lead to many rewarding careers. In addition to Physics degrees, we also offer more specialised degree courses in Electronics and in Energy Studies.

Learn more about careers in Physics.

A number of science courses require a basic knowledge of physics. We offer a choice of 100-level papers for students intending to major in physics and other disciplines.

Find out more about our papers offered at 100, 200, and 300 level.

Our department is known for its innovative teaching methods, our commitment to student learning, and a stimulating and supportive environment.

Undergraduate Degrees

Our primary degree is the BSc in Physics which is a three-year programme.

Find out more about the BSc in Physics.

We also offer a BSc in Electronics, a three-year programme based on a core of Physics papers.

Find out more about the BSc in Electronics.

We also offer papers and programmes in Energy Studies and Energy Management.

Find out more about Energy Studies.

Engineering Intermediate

If you wish to pursue an engineering degree at one of the major engineering schools in New Zealand you can take the Engineering Intermediate year at the University of Otago. This will typically involve taking the physics papers PHSI131 and/or PHSI132.

Find out more about doing an Engineering Intermediate year at Otago.

Recommendations for your study programme

There are a range of options for constructing your degree at Otago. To obtain advice tailored to your goals, contact one of our study advisors.

Find out how to get course advice for your studies in Physics or Electronics.