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PHSI490 Dissertation

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

We place a lot of emphasis on the project, and typically, students find this to be the most rewarding part the programme. We offer a wide choice of topics in which you have the opportunity to carry out original research. You will work closely with a supervisor, who defines the project and will guide you through all aspects of the project, from the initial background reading to writing the final report.

Paper title Dissertation
Paper code PHSI490
Subject Physics
EFTS 0.5
Points 60 points
Teaching period Full Year (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,227.00
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Teaching staff

Dr Annika Seppälä


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Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes
After completing this paper students will be able to:
  1. Search for and analyse literature relevant to a specified research project.
  2. Plan and manage their time commitment to a project
  3. Independently make decisions on the path of a project
  4. Apply advanced technical skills to the acquisition and analysis of data
  5. Place their results in the context of the body of knowledge of a research topic
  6. Communicate effectively, in both written and oral form, the results of a research project

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Full Year

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
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