Physics (Research) - 5533

Program Summary

Faculty: Faculty of Science


Campus: Sydney

Career: Postgraduate

Typical Duration: 1 Years

Typical UOC Per Semester: 24

Min UOC Per Semester: 3

Max UOC Per Semester: 27

Min UOC For Award: 48


Graduate Diploma (Specialisation)

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Program Description

The GradDip by Research in Physics has similar program work and research project requirements as Physics Level IV with substitutions, if required, to be approved by the School Postgraduate Coordinator. The program involves two sessions full-time study or four sessions part-time study comprising 24 units of credit, plus a single research project over the period of study or two different research projects, one in each half of the period of study (24 units of credit). All students normally take courses in Quantum Mechanics, Statistical Mechanics, Electromagnetism and Solid State Physics. Other lecture programs and the research projects are offered in general areas of Physics including Astrophysics, Biophysics, Condensed Matter Physics and Theoretical Physics.

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Program Objectives and Graduate Attributes

The Graduate Diploma in Physics offers an advanced training program for graduates from overseas universities who wish to obtain specialised training in physics. The program is also available to graduates from Australian universities who have not done an Honours program and who wish to pursue postgraduate study in physics. Students qualified to enrol in the Honours program would be expected to do so rather than to enrol in this GradDip program. For suitably qualified students the expectation is that the program would allow entrance to a higher degree research program provided suitable supervision and facilities were available.

Program Structure

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Academic Rules

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Area(s) of Specialisation