PHYSICS HONOURS THESIS A

PHY4THA

2021

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

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 when the student completes the subject 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 Physics postgraduate co-ordinator.

SchoolMolecular Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorGrant van Riessen

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

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

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted into SHS

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsThis subject is the first part of a 60CP thesis program (PHY4THA and PHY4THB). Students will not be given a final mark until they complete PHY4THB.

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. 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.
02. Communicate effectively the key concepts, techniques, and research outcomes associated with the research project in an appropriate scientific manner.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGrant van Riessen

Class requirements

Supervised ResearchWeek: 10 - 22
One 5.00 h 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 elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 17,000 word thesis

N/AN/AN/ANo90 SILO1

One 20-minute oral presentation (1000 word equivalent)The assessment components listed are the combined assessment for PHY4THA and PHY4THB.

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO2

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGrant van Riessen

Class requirements

Supervised ResearchWeek: 30 - 42
One 5.00 h supervised research per day on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 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 elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 17,000 word thesis

N/AN/AN/ANo90 SILO1

One 20-minute oral presentation (1000 word equivalent)The assessment components listed are the combined assessment for PHY4THA and PHY4THB.

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO2