Honour Project

Course Requirements

It is expected that each student will spend approximately 6 hours per week on project-related activities. The student and supervisor should agree on the timing of regularly scheduled meetings to discuss the details and progress of the project.

A written mid-course report will be due to the student’s supervisor on December 9, 2022 for the PHYS 4909 (or midway through the relevant term for PHYS 4907 or PHYS 4908). It is very useful to use the mid-course report to get an understanding of the expectations for your final report. Take the opportunity of the mid-course report to articulate your plans for the rest of the project. The final report for PHYS 4907 is Dec 9, 2022 and for PHYS 4908 and 4909 is April 12, 2023.

An oral presentation will be scheduled for each student’s Honours project. You will be asked to submit a title and abstract in advance of your presentation. An abstract should be a concise summary of the contents of the paper to be presented. It should put the talk into perspective by giving some motivation and also state the major results. The abstract should fit onto a single page and should contain the title, authors' names, and institutions. Some guidelines for your seminar are given at the end of this document.

The grading for the honours projects is as follows:

  • Mid-course written progress report: 10%
  • Final written report: 70%
  • Oral presentation: 20%

The student’s supervisor is responsible for grading the reports. Oral presentations are graded by faculty members available to attend the presentations.