ADVANCED PHYSICS LABORATORY

PHY5LAB

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will be introduced to aspects of the design and manufacture of scientific equipment and the use of advanced analysis software to solve elementary research problems. You will have the opportunity to conduct two laboratory experiments, which extend existing experiments in the Senior Undergraduate Laboratory and increase their capability. The design process and results obtained from your enhanced experiments will be presented in the form of seminar discussions and professional technical reports.

SchoolMolecular Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorShanshan Kou

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in one of the following courses: SMNT, PSMSC or SZHSMN, or SMENM

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. Critically review published scientific findings in the area of research relevant to selected experiments.
02. Analyse, interpret and compare research data as compared to the scientific literature.
03. Design enhancements to existing scientific apparatus or techniques to address scientific research questions in physics.
04. Evaluate and communicate findings from individually designed experimental techniques.
05. Describe and explain, in appropriate written and verbal style, the data interpretations and findings from the laboratory experiments designed by the students

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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-ordinatorShanshan Kou

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 10 - 22
Twenty four 3.00 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Each student attends two 3-hr sessions per week

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

2 x written reports in the form of journal articles (2600 word equiv)

N/AReportIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

2 x seminar presentations and oral assessments (2600 words equivalent) 

N/AOral presentationCombinedNo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorShanshan Kou

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 30 - 42
Twenty four 3.00 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
Each student attends two 3-hr sessions per week

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

2 x written reports in the form of journal articles (2600 word equiv)

N/AReportIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

2 x seminar presentations and oral assessments (2600 words equivalent) 

N/AOral presentationCombinedNo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5