NCEA Admission requirements for 100-level Physics Courses

The normal entry requirement for PHYS101 is a "good pass" in both secondary school Physics and Calculus, i.e. 14 credits in level 3 NCEA Physics and 14 credits in level 3 NCEA Mathematics and Calculus.

Students who do not qualify for admission to PHYS101 in the first semester may take PHYS111 in the first semester as preparation and move on to PHYS101 in the second semester. In order for students to progress to 200-level in the following year it is possible for PHYS102 to be made up during the summer semester. Students who pass PHYS101 or who have 18 credits in both Physics, Mathematics and Calculus will be permitted to take PHYS102. Passes in alternative secondary school level qualifications, such as Cambridge AS, International Baccalaureate, and University Foundation Courses will usually be acceptable alternatives to NCEA.

For further information contact:

Dr Adrian McDonald
100-level supervisor of studies

Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch, New Zealand

Phone: +64 3 364 2281
Fax: +64 3 364 2469

  • Department of Physics and Astronomy
    University of Canterbury,
    Private Bag 4800,
    Christchurch 8140,
    New Zealand.
    Phone: +64 3 364 2523
    Fax: +64 3 364 2469
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