• Code PHYS8000
  • Unit Value 12 to 24 units
  • Offered by Physics Education Centre
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Physics
  • Areas of interest Astronomy and Astrophysics, Physics, Science, Engineering, Earth Physics
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Prof Andrey Sukhorukov
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2020
    Second Semester 2020
    See Future Offerings

This course is designed to connect postgraduate coursework students, on an individual basis, to active researchers at the ANU. The student will be expected to participate in a substantial project at a postgraduate level. The course is designed for students Master of Science (Advanced) programs offered by the Research School of Physics and Engineering and the research topic will be commensurate with the specific augmentation being studied. Students are advised to contact the Academic Contact for information on available projects.

Learning Outcomes

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

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. Plan, manage and execute a substantial project;
  2. Engage in an independent and sustained critical investigation and evaluation of a chosen research topic;
  3. Systematically identify relevant theoretical concepts and models, and relate these to appropriate methodologies and evidence;
  4. Keep accurate and detailed records of work undertaken, including literature review, lab work or computational work;
  5. Work constructively with active researchers on real research problems;
  6. Critically evaluate their own work and results, as well as results reported in the literature;
  7. Communicate both in writing and orally the significance of the project in the context of the literature, the problem which the project solves, the research concepts, results and the implications of what has been learned in conducting the project.

Indicative Assessment

Assessment will be based on:
  • Logbook or project portfolio providing continuous evidence of the student's research efforts and conceptual development (10%) (LO4,5,6)
  • Formal written thesis report (80%) (LO1-7)
  • Oral presentation (10%) (LO1-7)

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

20-40 hours per week.

Requisite and Incompatibility

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

Prescribed Texts

As assigned by each project supervisor.

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:
12 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
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
3545 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 08 May 2020 05 Jun 2020 In Person N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8550 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 In Person N/A

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