• Code PHYS8170
  • Unit Value 6 to 24 units
  • Offered by Research School of Physics
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Physics
  • Areas of interest Photonics, Physics, Engineering
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person

See https://www.anu.edu.au/covid-19-advice. In Sem 1 2022, this course is delivered on campus with adjustments for remote participants.

This module 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 project can be in any area related to photonics on a topic of current research interest under the supervision of an ANU academic. 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:

  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

  1. Logbook or project portfolio (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6,7]
  2. Formal written report (80) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6,7]
  3. Oral presentation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6,7]

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Workload

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

  • Face-to face component which will consist of weekly meetings with the project supervisor.
  • Approximately 20 hours (12 unit course) to 30 hours (18 unit course) per week of total student learning time made up of independent student research, reading and writing. Students are expected to maintain regular contact with their supervisor and attend all supervisory meetings.

Inherent Requirements

To be determined

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be currently enrolled in the Master of Engineering in Photonics program or by permission from the Convenor.

You will need to contact the Research School of Physics 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.  

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 24 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
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
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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