Students graduating from major in Physics acquire the following learning outcomes:
Lectures are an integral part of courses, and are supported by a variety of other teaching and learning methods, including tutorials, seminars, problem classes, laboratory work and computer-based work. Throughout the four years, students engage in private study in which they work through set problem sheets and assimilate the content of lectures. They will be engaged in project work through the years of study . Assessment of knowledge and understanding is through a combination of written examinations, assessed problem solutions, laboratory project reports and presentations.
Students will learn how to:
All lecture courses are accompanied by problems, which students work through privately, and are supported by:
Teaching/learning methods and strategies
Laboratory classes take place in all years of studying major in Physics with supporting lectures. Experiments vary in duration from a few hours to few days. Experiments are described by scripts.
Students are assessed by a mixture of written reports, experimental exam, and interaction with demonstrators. Students further develop practical skills through some projects during their studies.
Acquisition of 1 is partly through the methods and strategies outlined above, and specifically through tutorial and private study preparation for Comprehensive examination. Acquisition of 2, 3 & 4 comes through guided preparation of individual and group presentations and essays.
Acquisition of 5 through the use of IT in experimental classes and projects, and through guided preparation of presentations for discussions.
Acquisition of 6 is initially through private study guided by tutors, project work guided by supervisors, laboratory classes guided by demonstrators, and seminar sessions on study skills. In the final year these skills are extended and integrated in a project.
Acquisition of 7 is through group work in and directed through seminars, tutorial discussions, and working in pairs in laboratory.
Assessment is by essay, individual and group presentation, laboratory and computing reports, project reports, and by oral exam.