• Code PHYS8750
  • Unit Value 6 to 12 units
  • Offered by Research School of Physics
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Physics
  • Areas of interest Physics, Science, Engineering
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Vladimir Mangazeev
    • Dr Johannes Eichholz
    • Dr Sean Hodgman
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Offered in Summer Session 2022
    First Semester 2022
    Second Semester 2022
    See Future Offerings

Delivery of this course will vary from student to student. Contact your course convener or supervisor to see if there is an on campus activity.

In this course, the students focus on one aspect of the topic specialisations and gain specialist knowledge and skills under the supervision of a research or industry expert. For example, students may learn how to analyse, design, simulate, operate and/ or characterise a chosen theory, problem or solution.  Alternatively, students may investigate economic, security and/or public policy implications of a chosen question or solution.  This problem may be either theoretical or experimental.  The course will typically involve a series of readings, technical instruction and problem solving tasks specified by a supervisor. Student learning will be assessed via a major report, learning logbook and performance, and a presentation. Students are to identify and engage a supervisor to tailor a learning plan to their interests and future research or industry aspirations. Students may complete this course multiple times as long as each instance is on a different aspect of the topic specialisation.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Investigate the key principles, concepts and applications of specific physics topics
  2. Analyse, design, create, operate, simulate and/ or characterise specific physics concepts, or explain the economic, security and/ or public policy implications of specific questions and solutions;
  3. Develop advanced written communication and verbal communication skills.

Other Information

This course caters to a number of masters programs offered by the Research School of Physics, and due to supervisor requirements students will need to seek permission in order to enrol. Students should take care when enrolling to select the topic associated with the relevant program of study. Contact pec.physics@anu.edu.au for details.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Learning logbook and performance (30) [LO 1,2,3]
  2. Report (50) [LO 1,2,3]
  3. Presentation (20) [LO 1,2,3]

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.

Workload

The expected workload will consist of approximately 130 hours per 6 units throughout the semester including:

  • Face-to face component which may consist of at least one one-hour supervisor consultation per week
  • Approximately 118 hours of self directed study which will include up to 9 hours of reading/ technical work per week and preparation for other assessment tasks. 


The default scheduling for special topics is in person, however some special topics in this course might be available fully online or as an intensive course. Please contact the relevant convener for more information. An online class will be scheduled if deemed appropriate.

Inherent Requirements

To be determined

Requisite and Incompatibility

You will need to contact the Research School of Physics to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

None specified

Fees

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

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
6 to 12 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found 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
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2022 $700 per unit
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2022 $1000 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.

Summer Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
Quantum Technology
1649 01 Jan 2022 21 Jan 2022 21 Jan 2022 31 Mar 2022 In Person View
1653 01 Jan 2022 21 Jan 2022 21 Jan 2022 31 Mar 2022 In Person N/A

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
Precision Instrumentation and Measurement
4545 21 Feb 2022 28 Feb 2022 31 Mar 2022 27 May 2022 In Person N/A
Theoretical Physics
4546 21 Feb 2022 28 Feb 2022 31 Mar 2022 27 May 2022 In Person N/A
Nuclear Science
4547 21 Feb 2022 28 Feb 2022 31 Mar 2022 27 May 2022 In Person View
Quantum Technology
4568 21 Feb 2022 28 Feb 2022 31 Mar 2022 27 May 2022 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
Precision Instrumentation and Measurement
7551 25 Jul 2022 01 Aug 2022 31 Aug 2022 28 Oct 2022 In Person N/A
Theoretical Physics
7552 25 Jul 2022 01 Aug 2022 31 Aug 2022 28 Oct 2022 In Person N/A
Nuclear Science
7553 25 Jul 2022 01 Aug 2022 31 Aug 2022 28 Oct 2022 In Person N/A
Quantum Technology
7602 25 Jul 2022 01 Aug 2022 31 Aug 2022 28 Oct 2022 In Person N/A

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