ADVANCED PHYSICS PROJECT

PHY5PRJ

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students are provided with the opportunity to undertake a physics / nanotechnology research project under the supervision of La Trobe University staff or jointly with La Trobe University staff and appropriate outside organisations. Students are encouraged to develop their own interests and may gain experience in functional materials, surface science and X-ray science, and tackle problems of fundamental or applied nature. The project outcomes will be presented in a seminar at the end of the teaching period.

SchoolSchool of Molecular Sciences/LIMS

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorChanh Tran

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

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

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects PHY3PRJ, PHY2PRJ

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Plan and complete a short research project which involves acquiring, interpreting and explaining scientific findings in an academic or industrial setting.

Activities:
Students are embedded in a research group during the course of the project. Students negotiate with their supervisor a set of tasks for them to perform which are commensurate with the skills and background acquired during previous undergraduate experience and will lead to a successful, self-contained scientific finding. The progress of these tasks is discussed at regular meetings.

02. Assess, interpret and explain the scientific findings of the project in some depth, in appropriate academic style, relating the findings to any relevant findings published in appropriate scientific literature, and determining which, if any, of the findings are novel.

Activities:
One individual literature review equivalent to 900 words, which is included in final report. Students write a scientific report of approximately 4,500 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 and techniques used in completing the research project and the scientific findings in an appropriate scientific manner.

Activities:
Prepare and deliver an individual audio visual presentation of approximately 30 minutes in duration before an audience of scientists working in a relevant discipline, summarising the research work performed during the project. Answer technical questions about the project 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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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorChanh Tran

Class requirements

Independent Research Week: 10 - 22
One 8.0 hours independent research per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"8-hours project work and associated activities per week."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One individual 30-minute seminar presentation (2000 words equiv)20 01, 03
One individual project report (4500 words)70 01, 02
One individual literature review (900 words)Literature review to be included in final report and a part of the 4500 word count.10 02

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorChanh Tran

Class requirements

Independent Research Week: 31 - 43
One 8.0 hours independent research per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"8-hours project work and associated activities per week."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One individual 30-minute seminar presentation (2000 words equiv)20 01, 03
One individual project report (4500 words)70 01, 02
One individual literature review (900 words)Literature review to be included in final report and a part of the 4500 word count.10 02

Melbourne, 2018, Summer 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorChanh Tran

Class requirements

Independent Research
One 96.0 hours independent research per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"96-hours of project and associated activities."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One individual 30-minute seminar presentation (2000 words equiv)20 01, 03
One individual project report (4500 words)70 01, 02
One individual literature review (900 words)Literature review to be included in final report and a part of the 4500 word count.10 02

Melbourne, 2018, Summer 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorChanh Tran

Class requirements

Independent Research Week: 01 - 06
One 96.0 hours independent research per study period on weekdays during the day from week 01 to week 06 and delivered via face-to-face.
"96-hours of project and associated activities."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One individual 30-minute seminar presentation (2000 words equiv)20 01, 03
One individual project report (4500 words)70 01, 02
One individual literature review (900 words)Literature review to be included in final report and a part of the 4500 word count.10 02