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Doctoral College PGR Handbook

School of Physics and Astronomy

Welcome from Dr Alan McAlpine

Welcome to the School of Physics and Astronomy within the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences. We perform fundamental, transformative and world-leading research across a rich and diverse portfolio. We study the frontier subjects of astronomy, particle physics and the foundations of quantum theory.  We apply cutting edge science to areas as diverse as electrical power engineering, chemical characterization, electronics, nanotechnology, electro-chemistry, optoelectronics and computer science. Our engineers are experts from drone technology to cochlear implants to waterways and rail networks to high performance sport to spaces debris.

Dr Alan McAlpine, Faculty Graduate School Director

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Faculty Training

Faculty Training

Professional Development and Demonstrating within the School of Physics and Astronomy.

Special Considerations

Special Considerations

During your studies, there may be circumstances outside of your control. Information on Special Considerations.

Special Considerations
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