ADVANCED PHYSICS LABORATORY

PHY5LAB

2020

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 design 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 a professional technical report.


SchoolSchool of Molecular Sciences/LIMS

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorShanshan Kou

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

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

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critically review published scientific findings in the area of research relevant to selected experiments.

Activities:
Students prepare a scholarly literature review to a professional standard, including the use of referencing software with particular attention to proper use of scientific English.

02. Design enhancements to existing scientific apparatus or techniques to address scientific research questions in physics.

Activities:
Students conduct, individually, two extended laboratory experiments of around 40 hours duration each in close consultation with a staff demonstrator, who assists them in the design and conduct of the experiment.

03. Evaluate and communicate findings from individually designed experimental techniques.

Activities:
Students submit two laboratory reports detailing their design and construction of the experimental apparatus, and their interpretation of the results.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2020, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorShanshan Kou

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 22
Twenty four 3.0 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 elementComments% ILO*
2 x written reports in the form of journal articles (2600 word equiv)40 01, 02, 03
2 x experimental design proposals (2600 word equiv)40 02
2 x literature reviews (1300 word equiv)20 01

Melbourne, 2020, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorShanshan Kou

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 31 - 43
Twenty four 3.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Each student attends two 3-hr sessions per week"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2 x written reports in the form of journal articles (2600 word equiv)40 01, 02, 03
2 x experimental design proposals (2600 word equiv)40 02
2 x literature reviews (1300 word equiv)20 01