Module Information

Module Identifier
PH35620
Module Title
Project (20 Credits)
Academic Year
2016/2017
Co-ordinator
Semester
Semester 2
Mutually Exclusive
Pre-Requisite
PH15720 or FG15720; or PH15510 or FG15510
External Examiners
  • Professor Pete Vukusic (Professor - Exeter University)
 

Course Delivery

 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Literature Review and Project Plan  30%
Semester Assessment Final Report  45%
Semester Assessment Oral Presentation  15%
Semester Assessment Project Progress  10%
Supplementary Assessment As determined by the Departmental Examining Board.  100%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

Work independently on an open-ended project.

Search, analyse and cite scientific literature appropriately.

Prepare and submit a comprehensive report to meet a given deadline.

Present the work orally.

Brief description

This module takes the form of a project in which students investigate a problem under the supervision of a member of the academic staff. The nature of the problem may be experimental, theoretical, data analysis, instrumentation or computer modelling. The module is open to students following Joint Honours and Major/Minor Degree Schemes.

Students typically work in pairs or alone. In any case, each student will deliver their own presentation and report. Different projects require different amounts of laboratory work, computing, analysis, etc., but as a guideline the total time spent on the project should be 200 hours.

Content

The aim of this module is to provide students with an opportunity to conduct an open-ended investigation of a particular topic in Physics. This should allow the students to apply knowledge and techniques they have learned in the course so far. Emphasis is placed on understanding and application of fundamental physical principles.

Students are expected to plan and manage an independent programme of study, with guidance from their Supervisor, and to write a formal scientific report.

An oral presentation will be given at the end of the module to demonstrate understanding of the basic principles of the project and its wider context.

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 6