PHYS5304 Physics Research Project Part 4

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
The main objective of the project and dissertation is to develop the students' independent research and analytical abilities, and their written and oral communication skills that have applications not only in their specific field of research but also in a wide range of employment opportunities in government and industry. The research project also exposes the students to the working environment, methodology and techniques used by physicists in the student's chosen specialisation. It is expected that the research program would involve original research leading to the establishment of new knowledge in the field.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) demonstrate skills in document preparation, data collection, presentation and referencing; (2) independently apply research methods, including ethical considerations, to a specific research problem or topic; (3) analyse data by carrying out high-level exploratory data analysis and processing skills; and (4) communicate clearly, effectively and appropriately using written, oral and visual means in a range of contexts.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: research project. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Li Ju
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
completion of the core and complementary units for the Physics major
or
equivalent.
Co-requisites:
PHYS5016 Dissertation in Theoretical Physics
or
PHYS5036 Dissertation in Computational Physics
or
PHYS5026 Dissertation in Experimental Physics
or
PHYS5563 Dissertation in Astronomy and Astrophysics
or
PHYS5436 Dissertation in Medical Physics
Contact hours
Students should work on their research projects and meet with their supervisors during the semester to discuss their progress and research outcome. Students should spend at least 150 hours on research for this unit.
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