PHYS5036 Dissertation in Computational Physics

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
Students are informed of, and practise, scientific communication appropriate to computational physics. Practice seminars are given throughout the semester and are critiqued by members of the assigned research group. Exposure to the practical tools and the professional standards needed to develop and present a research seminar equips them with the tools required for preparation and presentation of their research topic.

Students practice and perform scientific writing, data analysis, code documentation, and present their final research outcomes in a Dissertation.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) present research seminars to technical and general audiences ; (2) use presentation tools to present scientific information; (3) explain and justify their research outcomes; and (4) generate a scientific document summarising their research work.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) oral presentation; (2) research assessment; and (3) dissertation. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Jingbo Wang
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
enrolment in 53560 Master of Physics (Computational Physics specialisation)
and
completion of the core and complementary units for the Physics major
or
equivalent.
Co-requisites:
PHYS5304 Physics Research Project Part 4
Contact hours
Average 1 hour per week (students meet with their project supervisors during the semester to discuss the contents of their final thesis and oral defence)
Unit Outline
Semester 1_2019 [SEM-1_2019]
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