Bachelor of Science (High Performance Computational Physics) (Honours) (BSc(HighPerfComputPhys)(Hons))

Program Code

HSCHP

Program Minimum Units

96

Standard Duration

4 Years

Program Faculty

Faculty of Sciences

AQF Level

08

Academic Year

2017

Special Notes

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies).

Overview

This program introduces students to the sophisticated high performance computing techniques required for the solution of cutting-edge problems in theoretical, computational and mathematical physics. Students will be able to develop skills to program parallel supercomputers using state of the art computer language and gain the mathematical and computational skills necessary to solve challenging problems at the forefront of physics. The program consists of core studies in physics, mathematics and computing science with an electrical engineering option in first year. Second year develops these areas of study further, with a focus on physics and applied mathematics, while third year involves advanced courses in physics. Students undertake the final year Honours program in theoretical physics which includes a research project plus specialised courses in computer science and mathematics, allowing them to underpin skills in high-performance computing.
The Bachelor of Science (High Performance Computational Physics) (Honours) is an AQF Level 7 program with a standard full-time duration of 4 years.

Academic Program Rules for Bachelor of Science (High Performance Computational Physics) (Honours)

There shall be a Bachelor of Science (High Performance Computational Physics) (Honours) .

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Science (High Performance Computational Physics) (Honours), the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 96 units, comprising:

  1. Core courses to the value of 75 units
  2. Elective courses to the value of 21 units, which may include other undergraduate courses offered by the University that are not offered by the Faculty of Sciences up to the value of 9 units in total at Levels I and/or II with no more than 6 units at Level 1
  3. Level I courses not exceeding 30 units
  4. Level III and IV Science courses to the value of 48 units
  5. A major in Theoretical Physics
Core Courses

To satisfy the requirements for Core Courses students must complete courses to the value of 75 units.

Level I

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
COMP SCI 1101 Introduction to Programming 3
COMP SCI 1102 Object Oriented Programming 3
MATHS 1011 Mathematics IA 3
MATHS 1012 Mathematics IB 3
PHYSICS 1100 Physics IA 3
PHYSICS 1200ND Physics IB 3

Level II

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
MATHS 2101 Multivariable & Complex Calculus II 3
MATHS 2102 Differential Equations II 3
PHYSICS 2510 Physics IIA 3
MATHS 2104 Numerical Methods II 3
PHYSICS 2532 Classical Physics II 3
PHYSICS 2534 Electromagnetism II 3

Level III - For a major in Theoretical Physics

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
PHYSICS 3006 Advanced Dynamics and Relativity III 3
PHYSICS 3542 Physics III 6
PHYSICS 3534 Computational Physics III 3
PHYSICS 3544 Quantum Mechanics III 3

Level IV

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
PHYSICS 4010 Advanced Physics (HPCP) Part 1 6
PHYSICS 4015 Advanced Physics (HPCP) Part 2 6

and

All of the following courses must be completed:

Students are required to take both the Part A and the matching Part B course.

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
PHYSICS 4020A Honours Physics (HPCP) Project Part 1 0
PHYSICS 4020B Honours Physics (HPCP) Project Part 2 12