PHYS5002 Master's Dissertation—Physics Research Presentation Part 5

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Students are informed of, and practise, scientific communication appropriate to physics. Practice seminars are given throughout the semester and are critiqued by members of the research groups. Exposure to the practical tools and professional standards needed to develop and present a research seminar equip them with the tools required to prepare and present a seminar on their research topic.
Students are able to (1) present research seminars to technical and general audiences; (2) use presentation tools to present scientific information; and (3) have the ability to explain and justify research outcomes..
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) research presentations to research groups and (2) dissertation seminar presentation and oral defence judged by a panel of academics from various backgrounds. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Li Ju
Unit rules
PHYS5001 Physics Research Project Development
PHYS5014 Master's Dissertation—Theoretical Physics Part 4
PHYS5024 Master's Dissertation—Experimental Physics Part 4
PHYS5034 Master's Dissertation—Computational Physics Part 4
PHYS5434 Master's Dissertation—Medical Physics Part 4
PHYS5561 Master's Dissertation—Astronomy and Astrophysics Part 4
Contact hours
lectures and practical classes: average 1 hour per week (students meet with their project supervisors throughout the semester to define the content of the research presentation)
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