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

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dc.contributor.author Sharma, M
dc.contributor.author Pollard, J
dc.contributor.author Mendez, A
dc.contributor.author Mills, D
dc.contributor.author O'Byrne, J
dc.contributor.author Scott, D
dc.contributor.author Hagon, S
dc.contributor.author Gribble, J
dc.contributor.author Kirkup, L
dc.contributor.author Livett, M
dc.contributor.author Low, D
dc.contributor.author Merchant, A
dc.contributor.author Rayner, A
dc.contributor.author Swan, G
dc.contributor.author Zadnik, M
dc.contributor.author Zealey, W
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-28T09:42:45Z
dc.date.issued 2008-01-01
dc.identifier.citation European Journal of Physics, 2008, 29 (1), pp. 59 - 72
dc.identifier.issn 0143-0807
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 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 workplace. © 2008 IOP Publishing Ltd.
dc.language eng
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1088/0143-0807/29/1/006
dc.title What does a physics undergraduate education give you? A perspective from Australian physics
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent European Journal of Physics
dc.journal.volume 1
dc.journal.volume 29
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
dc.for 0203 Classical Physics
dc.personcode 900469
dc.personcode 101627
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Classical Physics en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
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dc.location.activity en_US
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Science
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Materials and Technology for Energy Efficiency
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
pubs.consider-herdc true
utslib.collection.history School of Physics and Advanced Materials (ID: 343)
utslib.collection.history School of Physics and Advanced Materials (ID: 343)
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