Postgraduate Opportunities with the Space Physics Group

Studies in Physics, and more particularly in space physics, provide skills and experience which are in demand in a wide variety of areas such as:

Development and use of instrumentation

  • Electronics, communications and instrumentation industries; medicine; engineering, including aerospace; physics research including radiation and biophysics; astronomy; exploration geophysics.
  • Computation and mathematical modelling

  • Applied physics based industries including exploration geophysics, minerals processing, telecommunications, medical physics; defence, including simulation and modelling; astronomy; physics research; almost all of engineering; teaching.
  • Image processing

  • This is an important, developing field, which is the core of research in the Space Physics Research Group and relates to signal analyses in widely different areas such as astronomy, exploration geophysics, medical physics, defence, image development in commerce and advertising, animation.
  • Where are the jobs?

  • All graduates and postgraduates from the Space Physics Research Group have readily found employment. In fact, most had several job offers before completion of their project work. Here are some of the positions they were offered or have accepted:
  • How do I apply for enrolment?

  • For details on how to apply for enrolment as a postgraduate student in the Space Physics Research Group in the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, contact the Research Higher Degrees Office at the University of Newcastle. Scholarships are available on a competitive basis. These scholarships are normally tenable for 3 years in the case of a PhD student. In addition, MSc and PhD students often find casual teaching work as laboratory demonstrators or tutors, typically 6 hr/week during semester.
  • Postgraduate Project Areas

  • There are research opportunities in a number of exciting areas, encompassing theoretical, analytical and experimental projects. Examples include: