DIRECTED STUDY IN PHYSICS

PHY5DIR

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students will perform an independent study related to one of the key research strengths within the discipline of Physics and will be supervised by a member of staff. Students will explore contemporary research issues related to X-ray science, condensed matter physics or surface and materials science. The outcomes will be presented through a written report and oral presentation at the end of the teaching period.

SchoolSchool of Molecular Sciences/LIMS

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorChanh Tran

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in one of the following courses: SZHSMN, SMNT, PSMSC, SZHSN

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Plan and complete a short essay which involves acquiring, interpreting and explaining the scientific literature related to a current physics research area

Activities:
Students select a suitable essay topic in consultation with academics. Students are required to prepare a detailed essay outline. Following supervisor feedback, students commence drafting the essay. The progress of these tasks is discussed at regular meetings.

02. Assess, interpret and explain the scientific literature relevant to the chosen topic in some depth, in appropriate academic style.

Activities:
Students write an initial detailed essay plan including a table of contents within the first 3 weeks of the project. Students write a scientific report of approximately 4,000 words in consultation with the supervisor, including at least one draft, including figures and references as appropriate for the field of research.

03. Communicate effectively the key concepts, techniques, and research status associated with the selected research topic in an appropriate scientific manner.

Activities:
Prepare and deliver an individual audio visual presentation of approximately 15 minutes in duration before an audience of scientists working in a relevant discipline, summarising the current status of the selected research topic. Answer questions about the essay in a professional manner. This presentation will be prepared in consultation with the supervisor and will draw on experience in speaking in previous undergraduate subjects.

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Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorChanh Tran

Class requirements

Supervised Research Week: 10 - 22
One 4.0 hours supervised research per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Supervised research of up to 4-hours per week under the direction of a staff member."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 4,000-word essay or technical report70 02
One essay plan (500 word equiv)20 01, 02
One individual 15-minute seminar presentation (1000 word equiv)10 03

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorChanh Tran

Class requirements

Supervised Research Week: 31 - 43
One 4.0 hours supervised research per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Supervised research of up to 4-hours per week under the direction of a staff member."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 4,000-word essay or technical report70 02
One essay plan (500 word equiv)20 01, 02
One individual 15-minute seminar presentation (1000 word equiv)10 03

Melbourne, 2018, Summer 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorChanh Tran

Class requirements

Supervised Research
One 48.0 hours supervised research per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Supervised research of up to 48- hours under the direction of a staff member."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 4,000-word essay or technical report70 02
One essay plan (500 word equiv)20 01, 02
One individual 15-minute seminar presentation (1000 word equiv)10 03

Melbourne, 2018, Summer 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorChanh Tran

Class requirements

Supervised Research Week: 01 - 06
One 48.0 hours supervised research per study period on weekdays during the day from week 01 to week 06 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Supervised research of up to 48-hrs under the direction of a staff member."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 4,000-word essay or technical report70 02
One essay plan (500 word equiv)20 01, 02
One individual 15-minute seminar presentation (1000 word equiv)10 03