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PH4015 - Physics Part-Time Honours Part 1 of 4

Credit points: 6
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Subject chain: PH4015 PH4016 PH4017 PH4018
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

  • 10% for each of three completed subjects selected with supervisor's approval - (30%) - Individual
  • Thesis: 65% Oral Presentation: 5% - (70%) - Individual.
Prerequisites: Admission to Physics Honours


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 25-Mar-2021
Coordinator: Professor Ronald White

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
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.