PHYSICS HONOURS THESIS B

PHY4THB

2015

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

Students complete 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 PHY4THB. All students are required to present a seminar outlining the proposed project at a time to be determined by the physics honours coordinator. A list of prospective thesis topics and supervisors is available from the Department of Physics postgraduate co-ordinator

SchoolSchool of Molecular Sciences/LIMS

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorGrant van Riessen

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Enrolment in PHY4THA

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects PHY4HNA, PHY4HNB

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This unit is the second part of a 60CP thesis program (PHY4THA and PHY4THB). Students will not be given a final mark until they complete PHY4THB

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 complete a project that takes the equivalent of six months of continuous work under the supervision of a member of staff. The project commences when the project is enrolled in PHY4THA. The project is completed and written up as a thesis when the student completes this subject.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Communicate effectively the key concepts, techniques, and research outcomes associated research project 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 research project. Answer questions about the research project in a professional manner.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

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 15,000 word thesis90 01
One oral examinationThe assessment components listed are the combined assessment for PHY4THA and PHY4THB.10 02

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

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 15,000 word thesis90 01
One oral examinationThe assessment components listed are the combined assessment for PHY4THA and PHY4THB.10 02