HONOURS SUBJECT AREA
Computational science involves the application of computer analysis to the solving of problems in the natural sciences. It covers the formulation and analysis of problems, the use of software packages and programs to solve these problems computationally.
The honours year
An honours year in computational science is possible with the Faculty of Science or the Faculty of Engineering and IT, or both. Honours provides the opportunity to be involved in a research program and provides training in research techniques. It adds a new dimension to the skills that you have acquired during your undergraduate years and enhances your immediate employment prospects and, more significantly, your future career potential. An honours degree widens the range of employment possibilities and it may lead to the opportunity to proceed to a postgraduate degree (MSc or PhD) in your specialised area.
With approval from the Honours Coordinator, projects may be jointly supervised by researchers from groups outside the Faculty of Science, including other University Departments, the CSIRO, the Australian Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis, or a teaching hospital such as Westmead or Royal Prince Alfred.
Workload and assessment
During the honours year you will undertake six lecture courses (or equivalent) and a research project in computational science. Your project will involve computational, experimental, observational, and/or theoretical research, and your work is assessed by a 30-minute talk and a 40-page (approximately 9000- words) report.
A more detailed description of the project requirements is available in the Physics Honours Handbook available for download here: http://www.physics.usyd.edu.au/current/hons.shtml
Download the Physics Honours Handbook from the following link for detailed information about honours projects in computational science.
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