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PHSI480 Research Project

A supervised project involving research and leading to the production of a research report.

In this paper students carry out an individual research project in a supportive environment with an active researcher as their supervisor. Students experience the excitement and the realities of doing research and have the opportunity to carry out original research on a topic in physics chosen by their supervisor. In addition to advanced technical skills, students gain transferable skills such as critical thinking, project planning, time management, analysis of research literature and presentation.

Paper title Research Project
Paper code PHSI480
Subject Physics
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period(s) Full Year, First Semester, Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,256.92
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $5,151.03

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Restriction
PHSI 481
Limited to
MSc, PGDipSci
Contact
david.hutchinson@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Professor David Hutchinson
Textbooks
Text books are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
After completing this paper students will be able to:
  1. Search for literature relevant to a specified research project
  2. Plan and manage their time commitment to a project
  3. Apply advanced technical skills to the acquisition and analysis of data
  4. Place their results in the context of the body of knowledge of a research topic
  5. Communicate the results of a research project effectively, in both written and oral form

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Timetable

Full Year

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

A supervised project involving research and leading to the production of a research report.

In this paper students carry out an individual research project in a supportive environment with an active researcher as their supervisor. Students experience the excitement and the realities of doing research and have the opportunity to carry out original research on a topic in physics chosen by their supervisor. In addition to advanced technical skills, students gain transferable skills such as critical thinking, project planning, time management, analysis of research literature and presentation.

Paper title Research Project
Paper code PHSI480
Subject Physics
EFTS 0.3333
Points 20 points
Teaching period(s) Full Year, First Semester, Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Restriction
PHSI 481
Limited to
MSc, PGDipSci
Contact
david.hutchinson@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Professor David Hutchinson
Textbooks
Text books are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
After completing this paper students will be able to:
  1. Search for literature relevant to a specified research project
  2. Plan and manage their time commitment to a project
  3. Apply advanced technical skills to the acquisition and analysis of data
  4. Place their results in the context of the body of knowledge of a research topic
  5. Communicate the results of a research project effectively, in both written and oral form

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Timetable

Full Year

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None