Physics Honours 4220

Course code PHYS4220Units 20Level 4000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

The Honours Program in Physics is designed to give students an advanced understanding of specific topics in modern physics through coursework and a research project. PHYS4120 and PHYS4220 comprise a research project related to current research interests in Physics - Surface Physics, Near-Earth Space Physics, Solid State Physics and Medical Physics.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1, Semester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course, students will demonstrate:

1. competence in researching the scientific literature
2. a significantly enhanced understanding of how to apply their knowledge of physics to real physical systems independently and collaboratively
3. the capacity to devise and employ effective and creative strategies in problem solving, in conducting research, and in analysing and modelling the behaviour of physical systems.
4. mastery of a range of experimental, theoretical and/or computational techniques
5. an enhanced ability to effectively communicate their knowledge of physics to a wide variety of audiences
ContentA major research project in one of the current research areas of the discipline supervised by a member of academic staff.
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeA major in Physics with a Credit grade average in at least 40 units of 3000 level physics courses.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsIndividual Supervision
Self Directed Learning
Student Projects
Assessment Items
Examination: Oral
Contact HoursIndividual Supervision: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science (Honours) program.
Compulsory Course ComponentWHS-Safety Induction or Risk Assessment. Compulsory Course Component: In order to participate in this course, students must complete a compulsory safety induction.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for PHYS4220