Offered to students admitted to Year 1 in ALL
Major/Minor ALL
Course Type
Offer in 2018 - 2019 Y N
Course Code PHYS4966
Date2019/07/23 19:44
Enquiry for Course Details
PHYS4966 Physics internship (6 credits) Academic Year 2018
Offering Department Physics Quota ---
Course Co-ordinator Dr J C S Pun, Physics < jcspun@hku.hk >
Teachers Involved (NIL,Physics)
Course Objectives This capstone course is offered to students majoring in physics, physics (intensive), math/physics or astronomy.  It should be taken normally in the summer immediately before their final year of study.  It provides students with the opportunity to gain working experience in the field of physics or astronomy through intern placement.  Students are expected to use what they have learnt in their majors in this intern.
Course Contents & Topics Students will work as an intern for at least 160 hours within the University or outside the University in a company, government department or NGO.  The work nature must be related to physics or astronomy.  The internship should be arranged by the Department or obtained by students themselves.  In the latter case, it must be approved before the commencement of the internship.
Course Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

CLO 1 apply physics or astronomy knowledge students have learnt in their majors to real working environment
CLO 2 help to create, propose or design part of the project he/she is working on during the internship
CLO 3 employ effective technical and inter-personal communication skills
Pre-requisites
(and Co-requisites and
Impermissible combinations)
Pass in at least 24 credits of advanced level (3XXX level or above) disciplinary core/elective courses of the Physics Major, Physics (Intensive) Major, Mathematics/Physics Major or Astronomy Major curriculum.
This capstone course is for Astronomy, Mathematics/Physics, Physics, and Physics (Intensive) Majors students only.
The earliest that a student is allowed to take this capstone course is their year 3 study.
Course Status with Related Major/Minor /Professional Core 2018 Major in Physics ( Disciplinary Elective )
2017 Major in Astronomy ( Disciplinary Elective )
2017 Major in Mathematics/Physics ( Disciplinary Elective )
2017 Major in Physics ( Disciplinary Elective )
2017 Minor in Physics ( Disciplinary Elective )
2016 Major in Astronomy ( Disciplinary Elective )
2016 Major in Mathematics/Physics ( Disciplinary Elective )
2016 Major in Physics ( Disciplinary Elective )
2016 Minor in Physics ( Disciplinary Elective )
2015 Major in Astronomy ( Disciplinary Elective )
2015 Major in Mathematics/Physics ( Disciplinary Elective )
2015 Major in Physics ( Disciplinary Elective )
2015 Minor in Physics ( Disciplinary Elective )
2014 Major in Astronomy ( Disciplinary Elective )
2014 Major in Mathematics/Physics ( Disciplinary Elective )
2014 Major in Physics ( Disciplinary Elective )
2014 Minor in Physics ( Disciplinary Elective )
Course to PLO Mapping 2018 Major in Physics < PLO 1,2,3,4,5 >
2017 Major in Astronomy < PLO 1,2,3,4,5 >
2017 Major in Mathematics/Physics < PLO 1,2,3,4,5 >
2017 Major in Physics < PLO 1,2,3,4,5 >
2016 Major in Astronomy < PLO 1,2,3,4,5 >
2016 Major in Mathematics/Physics < PLO 1,2,3,4,5 >
2016 Major in Physics < PLO 1,2,3,4,5 >
2015 Major in Astronomy < PLO 1,2,3,4,5 >
2015 Major in Mathematics/Physics < PLO 1,2,3,4,5 >
2015 Major in Physics < PLO 1,2,3,4,5 >
2014 Major in Astronomy < PLO 1,2,3,4,5 >
2014 Major in Mathematics/Physics < PLO 1,2,3,4,5 >
2014 Major in Physics < PLO 1,2,3,4,5 >
Offer in 2018 - 2019 Y        Summer    Examination No Exam     
Offer in 2019 - 2020 Y
Course Grade Pass/Fail
Grade Descriptors
Pass Able to apply knowledge to solve problems in the workplace. Successfully handles and carries out the work required in the job or assigned by supervisor(s). Establishes effective collaboration and communication with supervisor(s), colleagues, and clients in the job. Successfully fulfills the requirements set out in the Course Description regarding working hours, written and oral report, and evaluation by supervisor(s), etc. Students demonstrating excellent performance in the above would be awarded a grade of "Distinction".
Fail Very limited or no ability to solve problems in the workplace. Fails to handle or carry out the work required in the job or assigned by supervisor(s). Fails to establish effective collaboration or communication with supervisor(s), other colleagues, or clients in the job. Fails to satisfy the requirements set out in the Course Description regarding working hours, written and oral report, or evaluation by supervisor(s), etc.
Course Type Internship
Course Teaching
& Learning Activities
Activities Details No. of Hours
Internship work it is expected that students are to work at least 160 hours (or the equivalent of 4 weeks full-time) 160
Assessment Methods
and Weighting
Methods Details Weighting in final
course grade (%)
Assessment Methods
to CLO Mapping
Written report written report, employer's feedback and oral presentation 100 CLO 1,2,3
Required/recommended reading
and online materials
To be provided by individual project supervisor
Course Website NIL
Additional Course Information Satisfactory completion of this course can be counted towards the Capstone requirement.  Details of internship will be recorded on the student's transcript. This course will be assessed on "Pass/Fail" basis. Students who are interested to enrol in this course should contact the Department to obtain the approval.
Enrolment of this course is not conducted via the online course selection system and should be made through the relevant Department/School office after approval has been obtained from the course coordinator.
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