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PH4011 - Physics Honours Part 1 of 2

Credit points: 12
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Subject chain: PH4011 PH4012
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

Available to graduates who have reached a satisfactory standing in physics and mathematics at this University. Graduates from other universities with equivalent qualifications will be considered for acceptance. Except with the approval of the Head of School/Associate Dean, allsubjects in a chain must be studied in consecutive teaching periods.

Areas of research emphasis in physics are theoretical physics; biomechanics; physical oceanography and meteorology. The honours year is primarily a preparation for students wishing to undertake a research higher degree.

Learning Outcomes

  • ability to carry out a substantial piece of research and write a dissertation;
  • ability to formulate and solve research problems;
  • to understand theoretical concepts in a broad range of topics which give background to the research project.

Subject Assessment

  • Assessment will be predominantly by coursework exams and research.


As this subject is part of a subject chain, a final standard grade (e.g. P, C) will only be recorded for each subject after successful completion of all parts of the subject chain.

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Coordinator: Professor Ronald White

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Coordinator: Professor Ronald White

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.