PHYS381-19S2 (C) Semester Two 2019

Advanced Experimental Physics and Astronomy

15 points
15 Jul 2019 - 10 Nov 2019


Execution and write-up of selected laboratory experiments.


(1) PHYS285; (2) 30 points from PHYS201-206 including either PHYS202 or PHYS205); (3) MATH103 or EMTH119 or MATH201. RP: MATH201


Equivalent Courses

Recommended Preparation

Timetable 2019

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 14:00 - 17:00 Ernest Rutherford 313 Physics Lab 15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Lab B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 13:00 - 16:00 Ernest Rutherford 313 Physics Lab 15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct


The course is marked out of 120 (assessment breakdown above is as %), which you can think of as 10 marks per week for 12 weeks.  

65 marks for submitted reports and subsidiary files for experiments as listed in the Choice of Experiments section of the course outline.

15 marks for oral presentation of a project you have undertaken, in the middle of Term 4.

40 marks for a formal report in the style of a scientific paper on the project.  This is due at the end of Term 4.

Additional Course Outline Information

Academic integrity

Please consult the document General Information for Physics and Astronomy Students on the Physics and Astronomy Web Page.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $883.00

International fee $4,000.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see School of Physical & Chemical Sciences on the department and colleges page.

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