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MajorYear: 2019

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Overview

The Graduate Diploma allows students who have completed an undergraduate degree to re-focus or expand their body of knowledge by completing the requirement of one of the undergraduate majors (or equivalent) in the Bachelor of Science not already completed. The Graduate Certificate provides a pathway to the Master of Science Streams.

Intended learning outcomes

Students who complete the Graduate Diploma should:

  • Demonstrate an independent approach to knowledge that uses rigorous methods of inquiry and appropriate theories and methodologies that are applied with intellectual honesty and a respect for ethical values;
  • Apply critical and analytical skills and methods to the identification and resolution of problems;
  • Act as informed and critically discriminating participants within the community of scholars, as citizens and in the work force;
  • Communicate effectively;
  • Commit to continuous learning;
  • Be proficient in the use of appropriate modern technologies, such as the computer and other information technology systems, for the acquisition, processing and interpretation of data.

Structure

Completion of 100 points:

  • 50 points of study at level 3;
  • 50 points of study at level 2 or above.

Subject Options

Subject prerequisites: 25 points of level 1 or above Physics and 25 points of level 1 or above Mathematics, or equivalents plus two of PHYC20005 Quantum Mechanics & Thermal Physics, PHYC20009 Thermal and Classical Physics, PHYC20010 Quantum Mechanics and Special Relativity, PHYC20011 Electromagnetism and Optics, MAST20009 Vector Calculus or MAST20026 Real Analysis with Applications, or equivalents.

Level 2

Because of the nature of the pre-requisite structure for the level three subjects, students need to complete six level 2 subjects thus they will need to have completed at least two of the level 2 subjects listed below prior to admission.

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Four of:

Code Name Study period Credit Points
PHYC20005
PHYC20009 Thermal and Classical Physics
Semester 1
12.5
PHYC20010 Quantum Mechanics and Special Relativity
Year Long
12.5
PHYC20011 Electromagnetism and Optics
Semester 2
12.5
MAST20009 Vector Calculus
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
MAST20026 Real Analysis
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5

Level 3

Students must complete:

Code Name Study period Credit Points
PHYC30018 Quantum Physics
Semester 1
12.5

Plus at least one of:

Code Name Study period Credit Points
PHYC30016 Electrodynamics
Semester 1
12.5
PHYC30017 Statistical Physics
Semester 2
12.5

Plus at least one of:

Code Name Study period Credit Points
PHYC30012
PHYC30014 Laboratory Work A
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
PHYC30015 Laboratory Work B
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5

Plus (if required as a fourth subject) one elective selected from:

Code Name Study period Credit Points
PHYC30019 Astrophysics
Semester 1
12.5
PHYC30011 Sub-atomic Physics
Semester 2
12.5
PHYC30020 Quantum Systems
Semester 2
12.5

Links

http://graduate.science.unimelb.edu.au
Last updated: 3 April 2019