PHYSICS MASTERS THESIS EXTENDED

PHY5THX

2015

Credit points: 60

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. All students are required to present a seminar outlining the proposed project at a time to be determined by the physics postgraduate 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 points60

Subject Co-ordinatorGrant van Riessen

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites All enrolments in this subject require the approval of the Department of Physics postgraduate co-ordinator. Current enrolment in M.Sci.Phys.Sci. program and an invitation to join the research stream. Students who achieve an average of 65% in all their units in the first year of the course and who demonstrate an aptitude for research and experimentation may be invited to join the research stream.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This subject is a 60CP thesis program completed in one semester. It is recommended that students complete the masters thesis requirement over two semesters by enrolling in PHY5THA and PHY5THB. In special circumstances, for eg. international exchange students and students with an irregular course plan, enrolment may be permitted in PHY5THX and masters thesis requirements completed in one semester.

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:
TBAStudents 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.
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 65.0 days supervised research per study period 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 600-hours. Students are expected to be present during normal working hours each day and be fully committed to their research project."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 15,000-word thesis90 01
one oral examination10 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 65.0 days supervised research per study period 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 600-hours. Students are expected to be present during normal working hours each day and be fully committed to their research project."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 15,000-word thesis90 01
one oral examination10 02