PHYS5301 Physics Research Project Part 1
- 6 points
If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.
Availability Location Mode Semester 1 UWA (Perth) Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online. Semester 2 UWA (Perth) Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
- 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.
- 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.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: continuing assessment. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Professor Li Ju
- Unit rules
- completion of the core and complementary units for the Physics major or equivalent.
- PHYS5015 Research Proposal in Theoretical Physics or PHYS5035 Research Proposal in Computational Physics or PHYS5025 Research Proposal in Experimental Physics or PHYS5562 Research Proposal in Astronomy and Astrophysics or PHYS5435 Research Proposal 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.
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.