Bachelor of Science in Physical Science | UWC

APS Required



3 year(s)


Bachelor's Degree





  • Minimum 33 UWC APS
  • English: Code 4 (Home or First Additional Language)
  • Any other language: Code 3 (Home or First Additional)
  • Maths Code 5
  • Physical Sciences Code 4

Career Prospects

  1. Research Scientist: Conduct scientific research and investigations in physics or related fields, exploring fundamental questions, solving practical problems, and advancing knowledge and innovation in scientific discovery. Research scientists design experiments, collect and analyze data, publish research findings, and contribute to scientific publications and conferences to address pressing scientific challenges and inform evidence-based decision-making in academia, industry, and government.
  2. Physics Teacher: Teach physics courses at secondary schools, high schools, or tertiary institutions, educating students about fundamental concepts, principles, and applications of physics. Physics teachers develop lesson plans, deliver lectures, conduct laboratory experiments, and assess student learning outcomes to promote scientific literacy, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills among students, inspiring future generations of scientists, engineers, and innovators.
  3. Materials Scientist: Study the properties, structure, and behavior of materials, such as metals, polymers, ceramics, and composites, to develop new materials with desired properties and applications in various industries. Materials scientists conduct research on material synthesis, characterization, and processing, investigating material properties, performance, and applications in fields such as nanotechnology, biomaterials, and electronic materials.
  4. Energy Analyst: Analyze energy systems, technologies, and policies to assess energy resources, consumption patterns, and environmental impacts, and develop strategies for energy efficiency, renewable energy deployment, and sustainable energy transitions. Energy analysts conduct energy audits, perform energy modeling, and evaluate energy markets and regulatory frameworks to support informed decision-making and sustainable development in energy planning and management.
  5. Data Analyst: Apply quantitative and analytical skills to analyze and interpret data sets, identify trends, patterns, and insights, and make data-driven decisions in various industries, such as finance, healthcare, technology, and environmental science. Data analysts use statistical methods, data visualization tools, and programming languages to process, analyze, and visualize data, and communicate findings and recommendations to stakeholders to support business operations, research projects, and policy initiatives.
  6. Environmental Scientist: Study the interactions between humans and the environment, assessing environmental impacts, monitoring environmental quality, and developing strategies for environmental protection and sustainability. Environmental scientists conduct environmental assessments, analyze environmental data, and develop environmental management plans and policies to address environmental challenges such as pollution, climate change, and resource depletion, and promote sustainable development practices.
  7. Geophysicist: Apply principles of physics to study the Earth’s physical properties and processes, using geophysical methods and techniques such as seismic imaging, gravity measurements, and electromagnetic surveys. Geophysicists investigate geological structures, subsurface features, and natural hazards, and provide expertise in mineral exploration, petroleum prospecting, environmental assessment, and earthquake monitoring for industries such as mining, energy, and environmental consulting.
  8. Quality Assurance Specialist: Ensure the quality, reliability, and safety of products, processes, and systems in manufacturing, engineering, or service industries, by developing and implementing quality assurance protocols, standards, and procedures. Quality assurance specialists conduct quality audits, perform product testing, and monitor compliance with quality standards and regulatory requirements to maintain product quality, customer satisfaction, and regulatory compliance in industries such as automotive, aerospace, and healthcare.
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