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|
|Points||40 points 40 points 40 points|
|Teaching period(s)||Full Year, First Semester, Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$2,563.41|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$10,710.93|
- PHSI 481
- Limited to
- MSc, PGDipSci
- More information link
- View more information about postgraduate Physics papers
- Teaching staff
- Professor David Hutchinson
- 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,
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- Learning Outcomes
- After completing this paper students will be able to:
- Search for literature relevant to a specified research project
- Plan and manage their time commitment to a project
- Apply advanced technical skills to the acquisition and analysis of data
- Place their results in the context of the body of knowledge of a research topic
- Communicate the results of a research project effectively, in both written and oral form