units

PHS4100

Faculty of Science

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

24 points, SCA Band 2, 0.500 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Science

Organisational Unit

School of Physics and Astronomy

Coordinator(s)

Professor Michael J Morgan

Offered

Clayton

  • Full year 2016 (Day)
  • Second semester to First semester 2016 (Day)

Synopsis

Students are required to complete a project literature survey and a research project involving original work on a topic chosen in consultation with their academic supervisor.

Outcomes

On completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Understand, use and explain the basic concepts and principles of the research literature which underpins the chosen area of physics research;

  1. Synthesize and interpret their knowledge gained in their study of the underpinning research literature, thence identifying a niche topic or topics within this existing body of literature, which represents a gap in knowledge suitable for original research;

  1. Solve a complex and outstanding problem or problems in the chosen area for original research;

  1. Present the results of their original research in both written form as a thesis, and present their key thesis results in oral form as a final seminar;

  1. Defend the results of their original research in an oral exam.

Assessment

Project literature survey: 10%
Project/thesis, seminar and oral examination: 90%

Chief examiner(s)

Co-requisites