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PH5050 - Research Project A

Credit points: 6
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

Available to student only with permission of the program co-ordinator.

Students will undertake a research project on an approved topic in Physics or Meteorology and Physical Oceanography in order to consolidate aspects of the coursework and to gain experience in research. The project may be done inside the University or outside in an industry placement. To complete the project the student will be required to write a report and give a one-hour seminar. Both the oral and written reports should include a critical appraisal of the objectives, techniques and results of the project. If the subject Research Project B is also taken, a single report and seminar may be presented to cover both subjects.

Learning Outcomes

  • to be involved in the research culture of the school;
  • to gain depth of knowledge in the specific area of their project;
  • to learn the skills of project design and elements of theoretical development or experimental design and data acquisition including interpretation of results and presentation of the finished project by written and oral communication.

Subject Assessment

  • a combination of examination, takehome research or coding assignments and oral presentation.


Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 23-Mar-2023
Coordinator: Professor Ronald White

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
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.