PHYSICS MASTERS THESIS A

PHY5THA

2018

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

Students commence a project that takes the equivalent of six months of continuous work under the supervision of a member of staff. The project is completed and written up as a thesis when the student completes the unit PHY5THB. All students are required to present a seminar outlining the proposed project at a time to be determined by the physics postgraduate coordinator.

SchoolSchool of Molecular Sciences/LIMS

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorGrant van Riessen

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. Students admitted in PSMSC and SMNT must achieve an average of 65% in all their subjects over 120 CP of subjects completed in the first year of the course. SMNT and PSMSC students require Course Coordinator approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This subject is the first part of a 60CP thesis program (PHY5THA and PHY5THB). Students will not be given a final mark until they complete PHY5THB. Students must demonstrate sufficient competence in a laboratory setting to satisfy the lab supervisor that they are safe to commence work in that laboratory.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Assess and interpret the scientific literature relevant to a chosen topic in some depth and plan and execute a scientific investigation in a research environment supported by a member of staff.

Activities:
Students commence a project that takes the equivalent of six months of continuous work under the supervision of a member of staff. The project is completed and written up as a thesis when the student completes the subject PHY5THB.

02. Communicate effectively the key concepts, techniques, and research outcomes associated with the research project in an appropriate scientific manner.

Activities:
Prepare and deliver an individual audio visual presentation of approximately 20 minutes in duration before an audience of scientists working in a relevant discipline, summarising the research project. Answer questions about the research project in a professional manner.

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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-ordinatorGrant van Riessen

Class requirements

Supervised Research Week: 10 - 22
One 5.0 hours supervised research per day on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Supervised research under the direction of a member of staff equivalent to a total of 300-hours."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One-17,000 word thesis90 01
One 20-minute oral presentation (1000 word equiv)The assessment components listed are the combined assessment for PHY5THA and PHY5THB10 02

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGrant van Riessen

Class requirements

Supervised Research Week: 31 - 43
One 5.0 hours supervised research per day on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Supervised research under the direction of a member of staff equivalent to a total of 300-hours."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One-17,000 word thesis90 01
One 20-minute oral presentation (1000 word equiv)The assessment components listed are the combined assessment for PHY5THA and PHY5THB10 02