Department of Physics
Information and resources for secondary students
If you are a student considering studying Physics we encourage you to take the big step. You will find people that will help you understand and achieve your objectives.
Physics is fascinating! It considers learning about mechanics, electromagnetism, thermodynamics, waves and modern topics such as quantum physics, then leads you to opto-electronics (a very quickly developing and important study!), laser physics, geo-physics (including meteorology, wind profiling, marine and ocean science and global geophysics), electronics and astronomy (the search for near-galaxy planets using our telescopes).
This variety of topics does provide a vast range of futures for Physics graduates. Take a look at the profiles of some of our Physics students and alumni, and find out why they chose to study Physics and where their degree has taken them. Additionally, you will find general career information and a listing of possible industries that continue to employ Physics graduates from The University of Auckland.
Leaving university is an exciting but daunting prospect for most students.Find out about some of the many different career paths open to recent physics graduates.
Studying Physics gives you transferable skills which you can use in a wide range of careers.
Find out why our students choose to study with us and what they say about the experience.
Read what our graduates have to say about their time with us, and find out where their Physics degree has taken them.
Check out Physics videos, photos, and animations, and meet some of our researchers here at the Department of Physics.
If you consider studying with us, find all the information you need about study options, admission and enrolment, and support services in this section.
Find more information about The University of Auckland and central events and expos for you to learn more about future study and career opportunities.
Café Physic is an annual Department of Physics seminar series for Year 11, 12 and 13 students to showcase research and career opportunities in Physics.