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PH4016 - Physics Part-Time Honours Part 2 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, all subjects 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, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Coordinator: Professor Ronald White

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
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.