The University of Newcastle, Australia
Not currently offered
Course code



20 units


4000 level

Course handbook


The Honours program in Photonics is designed to give students an advanced understanding of modern Photonics, as well as exposure to the current research interests in Photonics within the School. Photonics Honours 4310 comprises lectures in four compulsory core topics - Quantum Mechanics, Solid State Physics, Electromagnetism and Photonics.


Not currently offered.

This Course was last offered in Semester 2 - 2017.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate a range of communication skills including writing skills.

2. Effectively solve problems by using research skills, new knowledge and computer skills.

3. Demonstrate advanced knowledge in Photonics, Applied Photonics and Physics.


  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Solid State Physics
  • Electromagnetism
  • Photonics


This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science (Honours) program.

Assumed knowledge

BSc (Photonics) with a Credit grade average in at least 40 units of 3000 level courses.

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Written Assignments

Formal Examination: Final Examinations

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

General Course Requirements:

  • Lecture: Induction Requirement - Students must attend and pass the induction requirements before attending these sessions. - In order to participate in this course, students must complete a compulsory safety induction.