What does a physics undergraduate education give you? a perspective from Australian physics

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dc.contributor.author Sharma, Manjula en_US
dc.contributor.author Pollard, Judith en_US
dc.contributor.author Mendez, Alberto en_US
dc.contributor.author Mills, David en_US
dc.contributor.author O'Byrne, John en_US
dc.contributor.author Scott, Dale en_US
dc.contributor.author Hagon, Sue en_US
dc.contributor.author Gribble, Joan en_US
dc.contributor.author Livett, Michelle en_US
dc.contributor.author Low, David en_US
dc.contributor.author Merchant, Alex en_US
dc.contributor.author Rayner, Anton en_US
dc.contributor.author Swan, Geoff en_US
dc.contributor.author Zadnik, Marjan en_US
dc.contributor.author Zealey, William en_US
dc.contributor.author Kirkup, Les en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-28T09:42:45Z
dc.date.available 2010-05-28T09:42:45Z
dc.date.issued 2008 en_US
dc.identifier 2007003703 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Sharma Manjula et al. 2008, 'What does a physics undergraduate education give you? a perspective from Australian physics', Institute of Physics Publishing, vol. 29, pp. 59-72. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0143-0807 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/8366
dc.description.abstract In a study to assess how effectively undergraduate physics studies have prepared students for the workplace, we attempted to locate and interview traditional 3-year or 4-year physics students who had graduated in the past five years (2000 to 2004), and the employers of these graduates. The study was limited to recent graduates who have majored in physics and not obtained further or concurrent degress. Overseas studies of the destinations of physics graduates referred to in this paper have not isolated the group we interviewed as a distinct group. A major finding was that the number of these graduates was unexpectedly low. Indeed, most physcis graduates have two degrees, Interviews with graduates and employers suggest that physcis graduates have particular strengths in problem solving and are good at applying their skills at the workplace. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Institute of Physics Publishing en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0143-0807/29/1/006 en_US
dc.title What does a physics undergraduate education give you? a perspective from Australian physics en_US
dc.parent European Journal of Physics en_US
dc.journal.volume 29 en_US
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation UK en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 59 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 72 en_US
dc.cauo.name SCI.Physics and Advanced Materials en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
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dc.classification.name Classical Physics en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
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dc.description.keywords In a study to assess how effectively undergraduate physics studies have prepared students for the workplace, we attempted to locate and interview traditional 3-year or 4-year physics students who had graduated in the past five years (2000 to 2004), and the employers of these graduates. The study was limited to recent graduates who have majored in physics and not obtained further or concurrent degrees. Overseas studies of the destinations of physics graduates referred to in this paper have not isolated the group we interviewed as a distinct group. A major finding was that the number of these graduates was unexpectedly low. Indeed, most physics graduates have two degrees. Interviews with graduates and employers suggest that physics graduates have particular strengths in problem solving and are good at applying their skills at the workplac en_US


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