PHYS4200 Physics Research Project

    • A research project allows students to attempt some independent research under the supervision of an academic member of staff, and to gain some experience in writing up the results in a coherent and logical manner.
    • PHYS4200 Physics Research is a 6 UOC course. According to UNSW guidelines, this means that students should be expected to complete approximately 150 hours of work, including time spent working with the academics, reading, and writing their final project report.
    • PHYS4200 is available to students in the Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Advanced Science, and dual science degrees. It is also available to exchange students.
    • It cannot be counted towards the requirements for a Physical Science major. It can only count towards the Science electives within a degree.
    • Enrolment in this course is only available to students who have maintained a 75% average in the Physics and Mathematics courses. Students must have completed at least 42 UOC of Level 2 and 3 Physics and Mathematics courses before undertaking a project.
    • Students can only undertake one project within their degree.
    • Project is assessed by a written report, due Friday, Week 13.
    • Students are responsible for finding their own supervisor and project. The School is not obliged to offer you supervision: if you cannot find someone willing then you will not be able to do a project. Staff members in the School have a wide variety of research interests – students may wish to check academic’s home pages, or the list of honours and PhD projects on the Physics websites for information about current research interests.
    • Students must have organised and confirmed a project before Week 1 of Session.
    • An academic who agrees to supervise a project will send a description of the project to the Undergraduate Director for approval. After being approved, the School of Physics will enrol the student in PHYS4200.
    • The School reserves the right to vary the conditions of entry in individual cases.

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    last updated October 29th 2012