UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

PHYS3044 Overseas Research Placement

Credit 6 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Summer teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Category B broadening unit for Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Design students
  • Level 3 elective
Content Students undertake the research project under the close supervision of an overseas researcher who mentors the student in all aspects of research practice and report writing. It therefore reflects the ethos of New Courses in which research experience and overseas study are key pillars.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) appreciate the universality of research approaches in physics research; (2) critically evaluate research literature applicable to the research project undertaken; (3) understand the key physics concepts and approaches enabling the research project; and (4) appreciate cultural differences in the approach to study and life.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) overseas study reflective essay; and (2) overseas research report. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s) Dr Darren Grasso
Unit rules
Prerequisites: [(PHYS3001 Quantum Mechanics 2 and Atomic Physics or PHYS3003 Astrophysics and Space Science) and PHYS3011 Mathematical Physics] or (PHYS3002 Electrodynamics and Relativity and PHYS3012 Frontiers in Modern Physics)
Incompatibility: all PHYS research placement units
Approved quota: approximately 20, funding dependent—subject to the number of places available at overseas institutions, the availability of funding and a student's academic performance in Level 2 and Level 3 units, in consultation with the Head of School.
Contact hours This is a research experience unit with no set contact hours, but with an expectation of 150 hours study. Normally this would be achieved in a four-week research placement with 37.5 hours per week working on a research project in an overseas research group.
Unit OutlineSUMMER : http://www.unitoutlines.ecm.uwa.edu.au/Units/PHYS3044/SUMMER/2017
TS-H-3C : http://www.unitoutlines.ecm.uwa.edu.au/Units/PHYS3044/TS-H-3C/2017
TS-H-4F : http://www.unitoutlines.ecm.uwa.edu.au/Units/PHYS3044/TS-H-4F/2017

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