As an undergraduate student there are a number of opportunities to become involved in research... you don't have to wait until you graduate! Check out the information below.
Note: the Vacation Scholarships are also open to students from other institutions.
Starting at Level 2 (Second Year) there are research project units that can contribute to your studies in Physics or Astrophysics
- PHS2350 Physics and astronomy introductory research project 1
- PHS2360 Physics and astronomy introductory research project 2
If you wish to take any of these units then you will need to:
- Have at least a distinction average in relevant units you have already taken - (usually a high distinction for the Level 2 project units).
- Have permission from the relevant year Level Coordinator for physics or astrophysics.
- Choose a project and a supervisor:
- You can find a list of research areas with potential supervisors and their specific topics of interest here: Research Areas
- Example projects here: Example Projects
- These projects (as described) are usually taken on at Honours or PhD level but you can contribute to part of one of these projects, or a similar area of research. You will negotiate your specific project, and the details of the scope of your project, with your chosen supervisor.
Vacation research scholarships are run over the summer and winter breaks. Whether you're just interested in experiencing research, furthering your studies through an Honours program or going further, and pursuing a career in research, this is a great opportunity to gain an insight into what research entails.
These scholarships are available to students from other Australian higher education providers as well as Monash students - though you will normally have completed at least the second year of an undergraduate degree.