Physics - Undergraduate Seminar A#

Subject 640-311 (2009)

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Credit Points: 0.00
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable


Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 12 one-hour seminars
Total Time Commitment: 12 one-hour seminars.
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Dr Andrew Melatos
Subject Overview:

This weekly seminar series is presented by speakers including professional physicists working in industrial or government research and those who have physics qualifications who have made careers outside mainstream physics. This subject provides an opportunity for students to broaden their outlook on physics and to learn about possible career paths stemming from the physics major. This subject is invaluable for students undertaking a major in physics.


Students completing this subject should be able to:

  • demonstrate an appreciation of the wide range of career options open to physicists;

  • discuss the benefits of a physics education in a range of more general careers; and

  • demonstrate an appreciation of the pivotal role physics research plays in a broad range of professional activities.

Assessment: This subject is marked on a Pass/Fail only basis.


Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

All students specialising in physics are strongly encouraged to attend this seminar series.

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