PHS4200 - Physics honours coursework - 2018

24 points, SCA Band 2, 0.500 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

School of Physics and Astronomy

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Amanda Karakas


Associate Professor Amanda Karakas

Unit guides



  • Full year 2018 (On-campus)
  • Second semester 2018 to First semester 2019 (On-campus)


Enrolment in an approved Honours or Graduate Diploma in the discipline of Physics




PHS4210 and PHS4220


Students are required to select six sub-units (covering advanced coursework topics) from offerings within the School of Physics and Astronomy. These sub-units are to be selected in consultation with the student's academic supervisor. Some sub-units may be chosen from outside the School - with permission from the honours coordinator.

Students will also complete a literature review related to the research project component of their honours course.


On completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an advanced understanding of physics and related disciplines;
  2. Synthesise and interpret their knowledge;
  3. Apply their knowledge and critical thinking skills to the solution of complex problems.
  4. Plan, and efficiently carry out, work requirements.
  5. Make effective use of information and communication technology for the collection and analysis of data, the solution of problems and the presentation of their work;

    Students will also be able to:

  6. Understand, use and explain the basic concepts and principles of the research literature which underpins their chosen area of research in physics.


Six lecture topics (a mixture of assignments and examinations: 15% each): 90%

Literature review 10%

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study