|Offered to students admitted to Year 1 in||ALL|
|Offer in 2023 - 2024||Y N|
|Enquiry for Course Details|
|PHYS4999 Physics project (12 credits)||Academic Year||2023|
|Course Co-ordinator||Dr F C C Ling, Physics < firstname.lastname@example.org >|
|Teachers Involved||(Various teachers in the department,Physics)|
|Course Objectives||This capstone course is offered to students majoring in physics, physics (intensive), math/physics or astronomy. It is designed for those who are interested in tackling a research project in physics and/or astronomy. It should be taken normally in their final year of study. Students investigate a specific problem, either theoretical, experimental or numerical, under the supervision of an academic staff using the knowledge the student gained in all years of their major studies. The available projects are close to postgraduate level research in physics and/or astronomy. Passing a pre-approved project is recognized as having completed an elective in one of the four themes.|
|Course Contents & Topics||
Students interested in taking this course should contact their prospective supervisors in May to determine the contents and the nature of their projects in the coming academic year. They must get the approval from both the prospective supervisor and the course coordinator to take this course.
For theoretical and numerical projects: Students will receive training in research literature reading and reviewing, and make investigation which is close to research work in nature, under the supervision of a staff member. The student may need to perform some original calculations, to fill in mathematical gaps of some sophisticated derivations, or a combination of both. For numerical projects, students also need to use computers to find numerical or simulation results.
For experimental projects: Students will carry out experiments in research labs under the supervision of a staff member. The student will receive a comprehensive training in advanced experimental techniques, including preparation of samples, determination of physical properties, measurement of small signals obscured by noise, laser, high-vacuum and low-temperature techniques and so on. Wide reading of the relevant scientific literature and originality in experimental design are expected.
|Course Learning Outcomes||
On successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
(and Co-requisites and
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||
2023 Major in Physics
2023 Major in Physics (Intensive) ( Disciplinary Elective )
2022 Major in Physics ( Disciplinary Elective )
2022 Major in Physics (Intensive) ( Disciplinary Elective )
2021 Major in Physics ( Disciplinary Elective )
2021 Major in Physics (Intensive) ( Disciplinary Elective )
2020 Major in Physics ( Disciplinary Elective )
2020 Major in Physics (Intensive) ( Disciplinary Elective )
2019 Major in Physics ( Disciplinary Elective )
2019 Major in Physics (Intensive) ( Disciplinary Elective )
|Course to PLO Mapping||
2023 Major in Physics < PLO 1,2,3,4,5 >
2023 Major in Physics (Intensive) < PLO 1,2,3,4,5 >
2022 Major in Physics < PLO 1,2,3,4,5 >
2022 Major in Physics (Intensive) < PLO 1,2,3,4,5 >
2021 Major in Physics < PLO 1,2,3,4,5 >
2021 Major in Physics (Intensive) < PLO 1,2,3,4,5 >
2020 Major in Physics < PLO 1,2,3,4,5 >
2020 Major in Physics (Intensive) < PLO 1,2,3,4,5 >
2019 Major in Physics < PLO 1,2,3,4,5 >
2019 Major in Physics (Intensive) < PLO 1,2,3,4,5 >
|Offer in 2023 - 2024||Y Year long||Examination||No Exam|
|Offer in 2024 - 2025||Y|
|Course Grade||A+ to F|
|Course Type||Project-based course|
& Learning Activities
and online materials
|To be provided by individual project supervisor|
|Additional Course Information||NIL|
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