Science Honours

Physics

Requirements for admission

To be considered for admission to the Honours program, students need 24 credit points of senior Physics units of study or equivalent with a SciWAM as specified in the degree resolutions.

Classes

24 credits of lecture classes (minimum of 16 credits in physics).

Assessment

Coursework examinations, a 40-page research report and oral presentation of the Research project. Physics Honours comprises formal coursework (weighted 50 percent) and a research project (weighted 50 percent).

Undertaking an Honours year in Physics

The Honours program in Physics provides students with an opportunity to undertake an original research project as well as attend advanced lecture courses to give students a broad understanding of modern physics at a high level. All students satisfying the qualifying requirements as set out in this handbook are strongly encouraged to apply for entry into Physics Honours. Full-time enrolment is equivalent to 48 credit points for the year. Students are offered an opportunity to carry out independent research as a member of one of the active research groups in the School of Physics, under the supervision of a member of staff. Some research projects involve collaboration with staff from complementary disciplines. Honours students join a research group in the School of Physics and are encouraged to participate with staff and research students in activities within the school. They are provided with office accommodation, and are expected to attend colloquia and seminars. They may be employed for several hours per week in Junior teaching. Further information is available from Physics Student Services, the Honours Coordinator or from the School of Physics website.


Honours Coordinator:
A/Prof. Bruce Yabsley
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Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Physics Honours

PHYS4011
Physics Honours A
12      Semester 1
Semester 2
PHYS4012
Physics Honours B
12    C PHYS4011
Semester 1
Semester 2
PHYS4013
Physics Honours C
12    C PHYS4012
Semester 1
Semester 2
PHYS4014
Physics Honours D
12    C PHYS4013
Semester 1
Semester 2

Physics Honours

PHYS4011 Physics Honours A

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Bruce Yabsley Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Total of six lecture courses and research work. Assessment: Exams, assignments, oral presentation and project report. Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Students enrolled in the Honours programs study various advanced aspects of Physics. The program may include lectures, tutorials, seminars and practicals. They will undertake a research project. Assessment will include the project and may include examinations and classwork.
PHYS4012 Physics Honours B

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Bruce Yabsley Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Refer to PHYS4011. Corequisites: PHYS4011 Assessment: Refer to PHYS4011. Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Refer to PHYS4011.
PHYS4013 Physics Honours C

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Bruce Yabsley Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Refer to PHYS4011. Corequisites: PHYS4012 Assessment: Refer to PHYS4011. Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Refer to PHYS4011.
PHYS4014 Physics Honours D

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Bruce Yabsley Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Refer to PHYS4011. Corequisites: PHYS4013 Assessment: Refer to PHYS4011. Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Refer to PHYS4011.