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Example Study Plans

Although there are six core coursework units that all students take, a student’s study plan is highly individual based on the student’s former education, interests, commencing semester, and research project.  Each student devises a study plan in close consultation with the course coordinator and these are reviewed each semester to ensure they are meeting the student’s needs.

To give an idea of the range of study plans that might be undertaken, here are some fictitious examples.

  • Kim has completed an undergraduate degree at UWA
  • Sam is a domestic student who has completed an undergraduate degree in Physics, and requires some conversion units prior to commencing research..
  • Avery is a domestic student who has completed an undergraduate degree in Physics, and  requires some conversion units for coursework, but is otherwise ready to commence some research.
  • Ash is an international student commencing in Semester 2, and requires some conversion units
  • Jo is an international student commencing in Semester 2, with a strong background in physics and astrophysics
  • Jay is a domestic student who completed an undergraduate degree in Physics two years ago, with a strong focus on quantum mechanics
  • Cam is a domestic student who completed an undergraduate degree in Physics four years ago
  • Jackie has completed an undergraduate degree at UWA, and does not want to take optional units