Frequently Asked Questions and News
is the rest of the Physics Honours information on the Web?
Please follow this link
should I do before Session I starts? You should read
through the list of research projects, speak to the supervisors,
and let Sue Hagon in Room 62 know your top three preferences
by the due date.
should I do during Week I of Session I? Speak with your
project supervisor and start work on your project, attend
lectures, and attend the "Introduction to Honours Year"
will we be having the "Introduction to Honours Year '' discussion?
All students will be notified by email of the date, time and location.
many Honours students will there be? Usually
we have between eight and eleven.
will we know the allocation of projects? This depends
on the resolution of any conflicts that arise.
should I put in my thesis? Have a look at Joe Wolfe's
guidelines . You might also like to seek out examples
of previous theses (ask your supervisor for a copy, or have
a look in the School common room).
are the rules regarding full-year projects? Look on the honours Blackboard website.
am a foreign exchange student and would like to choose
a subset of the Honours courses, can I do this? Yes,
the Honours courses have separate course codes, and non-award
students can choose subsets. Each honours course is worth up to 4 units of credit (UOC).
you tell me the course codes for the individual Honours
courses? Here they are:
& the standard model
condensed matter physics
and Molecular Physics (not offered 2010)
would really like to do XYZ elective from another School
instead of an Honours elective course? This is discouraged
since it makes it difficult to compare students when deciding
grades, and it reduces the number of electives that we can
run. However, in exceptional circumstances it may be possible
to accommodate such a request.
I begin Honours mid-year? Yes, you may begin in March
(session 1), or July (session 2). The Honours program takes
one-year to complete.
if my question isn't on this list? E-mail the Honours
Director, Richard Newbury , phone 9385 4566 (prefix with 02 if
interstate, 61-2 if international), or see him in Room 62.
if my question is on this list, but I ask Prof. Newbury
anyway? This is strongly discouraged and the outcome
is in general undefined and possibly dangerous.
updated: 2nd March 2011.
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