• Offered by Research School of Physics
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Physics
  • Areas of interest Physics
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Prof Patrick Kluth
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Summer Session 2021
    First Semester 2021
    Second Semester 2021
    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.

The "Research Topics Physics" course is designed to give students the opportunity to individually connect to active researchers/research groups at the ANU to participate in cutting edge physics activities through appropriately  designed projects with a commitment at a level equivalent to that required for a 6 unit course.  The students will learn approaches to 'real' physics problems, how to communicate results to their peers and develop an understanding how physics research works in an academic environment.  Students are advised to contact the Academic Contact for information on available projects. 

The Research Topics Physics course is offered as an Honours Pathway Course

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Engage in an independent and sustained critical investigation and evaluation of a chosen research topic.
  2. Systematically identify relevant theoretical concepts and models, and relate these to appropriate methodologies and evidence.
  3. Keep accurate and detailed records of work undertaken, including literature review, lab work or computational work.
  4. Engage constructively with researchers/research teams working on active scientific projects.
  5. Critically evaluate their own work and results, as well as results reported in the literature.
  6. Communicate research concepts, contexts and results clearly and effectively both in writing and orally.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Formal written report (50) [LO 2,5,6]
  2. Laboratory Performance/Logbook providing continuous evidence of the student's research efforts and conceptual development (30) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
  3. Oral Presentation (20) [LO 6]

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

Approximately 130 hours (per 6 units of enrolment) 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 have completed two of PHYS2013 or PHYS2016 or PHYS2017 or PHYS2020 and be be currently studying one 3000 level Physics (PHYS) course.

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

Prescribed Texts

None

Assumed Knowledge

The project supervisor and course convenor will judge if the student’s background is sufficient for a successful implementation of the project.

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 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
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $4110
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $5880
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
1314 01 Jan 2021 22 Jan 2021 22 Jan 2021 31 Mar 2021 In Person View

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
Physics Topic #2
3466 22 Feb 2021 01 Mar 2021 31 Mar 2021 28 May 2021 In Person View
Physics Topic #3
3467 22 Feb 2021 01 Mar 2021 31 Mar 2021 28 May 2021 In Person View
3468 22 Feb 2021 01 Mar 2021 31 Mar 2021 28 May 2021 In Person View

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
Research Topics Physics
6477 26 Jul 2021 02 Aug 2021 31 Aug 2021 29 Oct 2021 In Person N/A
Physics Topic #3
6478 26 Jul 2021 02 Aug 2021 31 Aug 2021 29 Oct 2021 In Person N/A
6479 26 Jul 2021 02 Aug 2021 31 Aug 2021 29 Oct 2021 In Person N/A

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