SENIOR PHYSICS RESEARCH PROJECT

PHY3PRJ

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students are provided with the opportunity to undertake a physics / nanotechnology research project under the supervision of La Trobe University staff or jointly with La Trobe University staff and appropriate outside organisations. Students are encouraged to develop their own interests and may gain experience in areas such as functional materials, quantum materials and X-ray science. The project outcomes will be presented at a seminar at the end of the teaching period.

SchoolMolecular Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorN/A

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites PHY2MOD This subject is available by invitation of the Subject Co-ordinator to students who have a weighted average mark of 65% or greater, or equivalent qualifications

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

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
COMMUNICATION - Cultural Intelligence and Global Perspective
DISCIPLINE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Plan and complete a short research project which involves acquiring, interpreting and explaining scientific findings in an academic or industrial setting.
02. Assess, interpret and explain the scientific findings of the project in some depth, in appropriate academic style, relating the findings to any relevant findings published in appropriate scientific literature, and determining which, if any, of the findings are novel.
03. Communicate effectively the key concepts and techniques used in completing the research project and the scientific findings in an appropriate scientific manner.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNarelle Brack

Class requirements

Independent Research Week: 10 - 22
One 6.00 h independent research per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Plus associated activities."

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One individual 20-minute seminar presentation (1,000-words equiv)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO3
One individual project report (3,500-words) The literature review (500-words) is incorporated into the final report, therefore this report is 3,500-words in total but 500-words is already written and separately assessed.N/AN/AN/ANo70 SILO1, SILO2
One individual literature review (500-words)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO2

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorChanh Tran

Class requirements

Independent Research Week: 31 - 43
One 6.00 h independent research per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Plus associated activities."

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One individual 20-minute seminar presentation (1,000-words equiv)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO3
One individual project report (3,500-words) The literature review (500-words) is incorporated into the final report, therefore this report is 3,500-words in total but 500-words is already written and separately assessed.N/AN/AN/ANo70 SILO1, SILO2
One individual literature review (500-words)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO2

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Summer, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorChanh Tran

Class requirements

Independent Research Week: 0 - 0
One 12.00 d independent research per study period on weekdays during the day from week 0 to week 0 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Equivalent to 72-hours of research and associated activities."

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One individual 20-minute seminar presentation (1,000-words equiv)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO3
One individual project report (3,500-words) The literature review (500-words) is incorporated into the final report, therefore this report is 3,500-words in total but 500-words is already written and separately assessed.N/AN/AN/ANo70 SILO1, SILO2
One individual literature review (500-words)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO2

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Summer 2 , Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNarelle Brack

Class requirements

Independent Research Week: 2 - 7
One 12.00 d independent research per study period on weekdays during the day from week 2 to week 7 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Equivalent to 72-hours of research and associated activities."

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One individual 20-minute seminar presentation (1,000-words equiv)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO3
One individual project report (3,500-words) The literature review (500-words) is incorporated into the final report, therefore this report is 3,500-words in total but 500-words is already written and separately assessed.N/AN/AN/ANo70 SILO1, SILO2
One individual literature review (500-words)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO2