• Offered by Physics Education Centre
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Physics
  • Areas of interest Physics
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Patrick Kluth
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2014
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Under these codes students may choose from a variety of modules including coursework and research projects.

The modules presented as part of PHYS3044/5 courses may, but need not necessarily, include the following:

Research Projects in Physics: This module is designed to connect students, on an individual basis, to active researchers at the ANU. The student will be expected to participate in a project at a level equivalent to that required for a 3 or 6 unit course. The project topic can be any area in Physics provided appropriate supervision exists. Assessment will typically be based on logbook keeping, a final project report and seminar. Students are advised to contact the Academic Contact for information on available projects.

The Research Projects in Physics courses are offered as Honours Pathways Options.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

1. plan and engage in an independent and sustained critical investigation and evaluation of a chosen research topic
2. systematically identify relevant theoretical concepts and models, and relate these to appropriate methodologies and evidence
3. keep accurate and detailed records of work undertaken, including literature review, lab work or computational work
4. work constructively with active researchers on real research problems
5. critically evaluate their own work and results, as well as results reported in the literature
6. communicate research concepts, contexts and results clearly and effectively both in writing and orally 

Indicative Assessment

Assessment for research projects will be based on:

  • Logbook or project portfolio providing continuous evidence of the student's research efforts and conceptual development (50%; LO 1-6)
  • Formal written report (40%; LO 5, 6)
  • Oral presentation (10%; LO 6)

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed two of PHYS2013 or PHYS2016 or PHYS2017 or PHYS2020 and be be currently studying one 3000 level Physics (PHYS) course.


Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
3 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

3.00 0.06250
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $825
2004 $963
2005 $1149
2006 $1260
2007 $1260
2008 $1458
2009 $1458
2010 $1458
2011 $1473
2012 $1473
2013 $1473
2014 $1473
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $1695
2004 $1725
2005 $1725
2006 $1809
2007 $1809
2008 $1809
2009 $1809
2010 $1875
2011 $1878
2012 $1878
2013 $1878
2014 $1881
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
7713 21 Jul 2014 01 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 30 Oct 2014 In Person N/A
7995 21 Jul 2014 01 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 30 Oct 2014 In Person N/A

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