Postgraduate Diploma in Science Physics

Program Description

Learning how the physical world works is fascinating. It is also useful. Physics will hone your thinking ability, and help you to develop high level analytical and problem solving skills. In Otago’s Physics department you will get to study with some of the country’s top physicists. Our research informed teaching draws from a broad spectrum of expertise areas including geophysics, optics, energy science, atomic physics, electronics, and quantum theory. An Otago degree in Physics will give you multiple future options. You could work in high-tech areas such as electronics, laser technology, smart materials, healthcare, analytics, or telecommunications.

You might find yourself working for a company developing new products or services, relying on your know-how to come to grips with the complex physical problems of the real world. By combining your study of Physics with another subject you could move into any number of specialist fields. For example, a Physics degree with particular emphasis in acoustics, combined with a music degree, might lead you to becoming an acoustics expert for a construction or architectural company.

Admission Requirements

  1. Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Sciences).
  2. Every applicant shall have fulfilled one of the following conditions
    1. have been admitted to the degree of Bachelor of Science majoring in the subject or subjects of study proposed
    2. have been admitted with the status of one who is entitled to proceed to the diploma
    3. have a qualification acceptable to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor and produce evidence satisfactory to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of ability to proceed to the diploma.

IELTS Requirements

Listening Reading Writing Speaking Overall
6 6 6 6 6.5


  • Total tuition fee is given

Course Features
  • Country New Zealand
  • City Dunedin North
  • State Dunedin
  • Course Duration 1 Year
  • Application fee 0 NZ$
  • Tuition fees yearly 40,952 NZ$
  • Cost of Living per year 20,000 NZ$
  • Starting dates February
  • IELTS (Total) 6.5
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