PHYS381-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021

Advanced Experimental Physics and Astronomy

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 19 July 2021
End Date: Sunday, 14 November 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 1 August 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 1 October 2021


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

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Adrian McDonald


Alex Schuddeboom


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

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $910.00

International fee $4,438.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Physical & Chemical Sciences .

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