- Total units 48 Units
- Areas of interest Astronomy and Astrophysics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics
- Specialisation code PHYS-HSPC
- Academic career Undergraduate
The ANU Physics Honours program provides an opportunity for high achieving students to undertake a substantial program of original research, as well as studying advanced Physics coursework. The research project may be undertaken in any relevant area of the University. Projects are individually supervised by an academic staff member, usually embedded within a larger research group and/or Department. Research projects are available in theoretical and experimental Physics across a wide range of Physics disciplines (For an up to date list see our project website physics.anu.edu.au/projects. Honours in Physics prepares students for careers in a wide range of occupations, and sufficiently high marks qualify the student for entry into a PhD program.
Learning OutcomesUpon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
advanced skills and concepts in Physics..
2. Systematically evaluate relevant theory and concepts, relate these to appropriate methodologies and evidence, and draw appropriate conclusions.
3. Make a systematic and critical review of appropriate and relevant information sources.
4. Develop the ability to apply experimental techniques and methods to collect original research data in the field of study. In the case of theoretical research, learn the application of relevant advanced mathematical concepts and techniques.
6. Plan, consult and engage in an independent and sustained critical investigation of a chosen research topic to generate new knowledge in the chosen area of physics.
7. Effectively and compellingly communicate scientific material to a variety of audiences.
The assessment aligns with the learning outcomes and includes
24 units of honours level coursework (4 x 6 units, 50%, LO 1,2,3,7)24 units research project assessed by thesis (93%) and oral (7%) presentation (LO 1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
- Bachelor of Biotechnology (Honours) (HBIOT)
- Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Honours) (HENVS)
- Bachelor of Genetics (Honours) (HGENE)
- Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) (HMDSA)
- Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) (HMEDS)
- Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) - Science (APHSC)
- Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) / Bachelor of Science (Honours) - ANU as home institution (APNSC)
- Bachelor of Science (Advanced) (Honours) (ASCAD)
- Bachelor of Science (Honours) (HSC)
Satisfaction of the admission requirements described in the relevant honours plan with at least:
- six courses in the subject area of Physics or Mathematics with at least three 3000-level courses or equivalent
- and with the written approval of an identified supervisor for the research project/thesis course
This Honours specialisation requires the completion of 48 units, which must consist of:
48 units from completion of the following course(s):
|PHYS4100||Advanced Quantum Physics||6|
|PHYS4103||Advanced Classical Mechanics||6|
|PHYS4104||Advanced Statistical Mechanics||6|
|PHYS4110||Honours Research Project||12-24|