Courses & Units

Physics 4 (Honours) A KYA418


From 2021: you willl enrol in KYA418 and KYA419 plus four coursework units. You also have the option to undertake honours part time over two years (25 each credit points per semester for four semesters).

Pre 2021 Physics Honours is essentially a single full year program which is split 50:50 between coursework and research. The way the student management system works is that you have to enrol in four 25% units (KYA418, KYA419, KYA436 and KYA437) to undertake honours. You will receive IC grades for the first three of these units and the grade for the course as a whole will be reported against the KYA437 unit. You also have the option to undertake honours part time over two years (a single 25% unit each semester for four semesters).


Unit name Physics 4 (Honours) A
Unit code KYA418
Credit points 25
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
Discipline Physics
Coordinator Professor Simon Ellingsen
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Honours


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023
Semester 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate familiarity with a range of advanced level physics including general relativity and cosmology, statistical physics, plasma physics.
  • demonstrate the ability to plan, implement, analyse and report on a substantial (9 month duration) research project.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
$2,075.00 $2,075.00 not applicable $5,672.00

1 Please refer to more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.

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Teaching Pattern

8 lectures weekly in sem1, research program throughout the year.

AssessmentTest or quiz (100%)
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