Third year special research topics

These are individually designed projects available to students in the RSPE. They allow highly motivated students to work with an active research group on a genuine research problem. Although primarily offered to 3rd year students, they may also be taken by students at earlier stages of their degree if appropriate.

Special Topics courses take the place of conventional lecture courses and count towards your physics major. Students are expected to spend about the same amount of time on a special topics unit as they would spend on a conventional course – about 10 hours/week including on-campus work and studying.

If you are planning on doing Honours a special topics course can give you an excellent introduction to independent research and prepare you well for the Honours year.

More information


For information on Third Year Special Research Courses Contact:

3rd year research topic coordinator

Kluth, Patrick Profile Photo
Head of Department
02 6125 0358

Updated:  17 August 2017/ Responsible Officer:  Director, RSPE/ Page Contact:  Physics Webmaster