• Code PHYS4110
  • Unit Value 6 to 24 units
  • Offered by Physics Education Centre
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Physics
  • Areas of interest Physics
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Ilya Shadrivov
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2020
    Second Semester 2020
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This course will be taken over two consecutive semesters. Students will learn basic research preparation skills, including compilation of background research, thesis writing and oral presentation skills. They will pursue a research project under the supervision of an academic supervisor. The research will be original, and will be chosen from among the appropriate projects offered in Physics or a suitable cognate area.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Plan and engage in an independent and sustained critical investigation of a chosen research topic
  2. Demonstrate capacity for physical understanding through experimental or theoretical investigation of an area of Physics
  3. Engage in systematic discovery and critical review of relevant background material
  4. Communicate research concepts clearly and effectively in writing and orally

Indicative Assessment

  1. Thesis (71) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  2. Research Proposal (15) [LO 1,3,4]
  3. Oral presentations (7) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  4. Research journal and writing assignments (7) [LO 1,3,4]

In response to COVID-19: Please note that Semester 2 Class Summary information (available under the classes tab) is as up to date as possible. Changes to Class Summaries not captured by this publication will be available to enrolled students via Wattle. 

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Workload

Full time for one semester, and part time for one semester

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

You will need to contact the Physics Education Centre to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

N/A

Fees

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. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
6 to 24 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.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
7.00 0.14583
8.00 0.16667
9.00 0.18750
10.00 0.20833
11.00 0.22917
12.00 0.25000
13.00 0.27083
14.00 0.29167
15.00 0.31250
16.00 0.33333
17.00 0.35417
18.00 0.37500
19.00 0.39583
20.00 0.41667
21.00 0.43750
22.00 0.45833
23.00 0.47917
24.00 0.50000
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $675 per unit
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $960 per unit
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.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3845 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 08 May 2020 05 Jun 2020 In Person N/A
4230 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 08 May 2020 05 Jun 2020 In Person View

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8864 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 In Person View

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