SENIOR PHYSICS LABORATORY

PHY3LAB

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this capstone laboratory experience in physics and nanotechnology, you will develop advanced laboratory and research skills by undertaking three extended experiments where by you aim to reproduce classic results from fields relevant to the research strengths of the discipline. You will acquire the appropriate skills to design an experiment, acquire and analyse data, and present your results at a professional research level through writing a report. You will provide an oral defence for each report. This subject is one of four physics subjects at 3rd year level that together constitute the physics major.

SchoolMolecular Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDavid Hoxley

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesPHY2MOD

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Analyse and critically review research data.
02. Compare and interpret research data with reference to the scientific literature.
03. Design experiments related to essential concepts in contemporary physics using standard physics laboratory techniques, equipment and software.
04. Describe and explain, in appropriate written and verbal style, the findings from laboratory experiments designed by the student.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRussell Anderson

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 30 - 42
One 3.00 h laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
Two 3.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
Week 1 and 6

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

3 x written reports (2400 word equiv)

N/AN/AN/ANo45 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

1 x 20 minute Oral defense (1000 word equiv)Students answer questions on one of their written reports.

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO4

1 x 1 hour Lab Exam (1000 word equiv)

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDavid Hoxley

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 30 - 42
One 3.00 h laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
Two 3.00 h workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
Week 1 and 6

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

3 x written reports (2400 word equiv)

N/AN/AN/ANo45 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

1 x 20 minute Oral defense (1000 word equiv)Students answer questions on one of their written reports.

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO4

1 x 1 hour Lab Exam (1000 word equiv)

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4