Faculty of Science

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Monash University

24 points, SCA Band 2, 0.500 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

School of Physics and Astronomy


Professor Michael J Morgan



  • Full year 2016 (Day)
  • Second semester to First semester 2016 (Day)


Research project and Literature Review.


On completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Search and analyse research literature;
  2. Write a comprehensive research survey of a topic in astronomy and astrophysics;
  3. Understand the current state of knowledge on their chosen research problem;
  4. Perform guided research on their chosen topic at a level close to that required to publish in a research journal;
  5. Write a comprehensive honours thesis that clearly presents their results and their justifications.


Research project (comprising written report and oral presentation): 83.3%
Literature review (comprising written report and oral presentation): 16.7%

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