PHYSICS HONOURS THESIS EXTENDED

PHY4THX

2016

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 honours coordinator. A list of prospective thesis topics and supervisors is available from the Department of Physics postgraduate co-ordinator. It is strongly recommended that students who wish to complete the requirements of the thesis in one semester should commence preliminary reading for the project no later than the end of the prior semester.

SchoolSchool of Molecular Sciences/LIMS

Credit points60

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 Acceptance into an honours program in the Department of Physics. All enrolments in this unit require the approval of the Department of Physics postgraduate co-ordinator.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects PHY4HNA, PHY4HNB

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This unit is a 60CP thesis program completed in one semester. It is recommended that students complete the honours thesis requirement over two semesters by enrolling in PHY4THA and PHY4THB. In special circumstances, for eg., international exchange students and students with an irregular course plan, enrolment may be permitted in PHY4THX and honours 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:
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.
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, 2016, 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, 2016, 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