Master of Applied Science (Physics) (K7J7)

Overview  2019

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Duration

Minimum 2 Years, up to a maximum of 5 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Hobart
Semester 2

Commonwealth Supported places available

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Duration

Minimum 2 Years
Entry requirements

Location

Hobart
Semester 2
This course provides you with the opportunity to acquire advanced current knowledge in Physics. In addition, you will develop a capacity for independent research and problem-solving that can lead to workplace research and/or a degree by higher research (Masters or PhD).

Students completing the Master of Applied Science (Physics) will:

  • acquire advanced current knowledge in Physics;
  • acquire advanced research skills that can lead to workplace research and/or a HDR course;
  • engage in research and development projects in the field of Physics;
  • be able to apply advanced current knowledge, skill and principles learning in the course to their respective workplace contexts;
  • develop an understanding how Physics can be applied to solve global problems from a scientific perspective.

Course structure

A four-semester program will comprise:

  1. 50% of undergraduate units with no introductory-level (100) units permitted and a maximum of 25% of intermediate-level (200) units [as listed in Schedule A].
  2. 100% comprising postgraduate-level (400, 500, 600 or 700) units [as listed in Schedule B].
  3. A thesis (50%) which shall embody the results of research carried out under the direction of a supervisor or superviosrs appointed by the appropriate School [as listed in Schedule C].

A three-semester program will comprise 2. and 3. above.

Note: a credit average for all 8 postgraduate-level units must be obtained before progression to the research thesis component. Students failing to reach this standard will exit with the Graduate Diploma of Applied Science.

Physics

Waves topics include oscillatory systems, the wave equation for vibrating wires, acoustic waves, electrical waves in coaxial cables or transmission lines. The Schrodinger wave equation and Fourier techniques for wave analysis will also be studied. Kinetic theory topics include molecular…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1

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Electromagnetism topics include electric and magnetic fields using the vector operators of divergence, gradient and curl, properties of induced polarisation and magnetisation in materials, induction effects, and finally Maxwell's equations and electromagnetic radiation. Applications of electromagnetic phenomena in nature, scientific…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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This unit extends concepts from single variable calculus (KMA152 and KMA154) into the domain of several variables. Particular attention is given to the 3 dimensional Cartesian, cylindrical, and spherical coordinate systems. Topics include the analysis of general surfaces, quadric surfaces…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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Provides grounding in theoretical physics for students interested in doing Honours in Theoretical Physics or Applied Mathematics. Topics covered include: Linear and Non-linear systems, examples. Phase plane and phase space. The Hartmann Linearization Theorem. Co-dimension 1 bifurcations; saddle-node, pitchfork and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Provides grounding in theoretical physics, for students interested in doing Honours in Theoretical Physics or Applied Mathematics. Topics covered include: Introduction to the state of stress in a continuum. Lagrangian and Eulerian descriptions of motion. Conservation laws for mass and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Advanced electromagnetism begins from Maxwell's equations and investigates in detail the following topics.The properties of electromagnetic waves in dielectrics and conductors, including study of how the phase and group velocity, impedance etc, depend on the conductance, relative permittivity and relative…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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Wave mechanics develops the ideas of quantum physics, starting with the wave/particle nature of matter and radiation. Topics include an introduction to quantum behaviour via examples such as electron spin and photon polarisation states, Heisenberg's principle, and applications of the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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Atomic and nuclear physics studies atomic and nuclear structure and our understanding of these phenomena based on quantum mechanics. Topics include alkali and alkaline earth spectra, the physics of angular momentum, exchange forces, spin and the Pauli principle, many electron…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Fundamental numerical processes for obtaining approximate but useful solutions to mathematical models. Topics include: errors in computations; solution of linear and non-linear equations arising from problems in the physical and biological sciences, commerce and engineering; approximation of functions; numerical integration…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1

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Introduction to partial differential equations that arise in applied mathematics, physics, biological science, commerce, and engineering. First-order PDEs: the linear wave equation, method of characteristics, traffic flow models, wave breaking, and shocks. Second-order PDEs: Classification of PDEs and characteristic curves;…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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This unit gives an introduction to Calculus of Variations and its use in optimal control theory. Review of basic multi-variable calculus, constrained maxima and minima, Lagrange multipliers. The "simplest problem" of the Calculus of Variations. The Euler-Lagrange equation. Application to…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides the basic tools in the use of complex variables to solve practical problems in Applied Mathematics and Physics. It continues the use of integral transform methods to solve ordinary and partial differential equations. Analytic functions. The elementary…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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Covers use of calculus and applied linear algebra in solving problems that arise in the modelling of real-world situations in biology, physics, chemistry and engineering. Introduction to phenomena that involve continuous change with time; dynamical systems. Linear and non-linear differential…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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Statistical physics describes the structure of bulk matter - solids, liquids, gases, plasmas - in terms of very general assumptions about the behaviour of the basic constituents. It has close ties with both kinetic theory and thermodynamics but applies also…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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The statistical mechanics component builds upon the basic foundations of statistical physics dealing with equilibrium quantum and classical gases. Topics include Liouville's theorem and the Boltzmann equation, and applications to transport processes such as diffusion, electrical and thermal conductivity and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Preparation for research work (leading to a thesis) in radio astronomy; optical astronomy. Topics from other areas of physics may be undertaken if appropriate projects and/or supervision can be arranged.…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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Starting with world lines in space-time and tensor analysis for special relativity, the corresponding notation for curved space is developed, leading to the geodesic equations and the Einstein field equations. Applications studied (via the Schwarzschild solution) include the major solar…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Knowledge of symmetries and transformation groups is a vital part of formulating models of physical systems in a wide variety of applications, ranging from the standard contexts of classical mechanics and dynamics (which spawned the original development of the subject),…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Astrophysics is the investigation of the Universe. It enables us to study the behaviour of matter in extreme environments that cannot be replicated on Earth. Atmospheric physics plays an important role in understanding weather and climate systems. In this unit…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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The successful design and execution of astrophysical observations requires an in depth knowledge of the telescope, its instruments and their operation. The aim of this unit is to give students a theoretical and practical introduction to fundamental astronomical observation techniques.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit is an introduction to quantitative data analysis techniques. Covering topics from basic inference through to generalised linear models, time series analysis and clustering and discrimination, this subject gives students the opportunity to become familiar with a variety of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartIntensive Session Jun

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blank_pageResearch work (leading to a thesis) in radio astronomy, optical astronomy; theoretical physics. Topics from other areas of physics can be undertaken if appropriate projects and/or supervision can be arranged.Enrolment consists of two 25% units; KYA708 and KYA709.…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Entry requirements

The Master of Applied Science may be completed in 3 or 4 semesters depending on level of qualifications on entry, and discipline preparedness of the specific candidate. Applicants must demonstrate their qualification(s) were conferred no longer than 10 years previously.

3 Semester Prerequisites

Bachelor degree in a science field with a major in Physics.

4 Semester Prerequisites

Bachelor degree in a science related area, and some background (e.g. minor sequence) in Physics.

Common

International students must provide an IELTS (Academic) test score of at least Band 6 with a minimum of 6.0 on all bands.  Please refer to the Entry Requirements page for further information:  http://www.utas.edu.au/international/how-to-apply/entry-requirements

Students completing the Master of Applied Science (Physics) will be eligible to apply for a HDR program, either MSc or PhD, contingent on performance.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Domestic students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place will be charged a fee based on the number of units a student enrols in. In 2019, this fee is $44.70 per unit. In 2019, the maximum charge for full time students is $298.

International students

2019 Total Course Fee (international students): $58,913 AUD*.

Course cost based on a rate of $28,950 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

International students

This Masters course is not approved by DEEWR for student income support payments (i.e. Youth Allowance and Austudy)

International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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