Module Information

Module Identifier
PHM5860
Module Title
Major Project
Academic Year
2016/2017
Co-ordinator
Semester
Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)
Mutually Exclusive
Pre-Requisite
PH37540 or FG37540 (or CS39440 or CC39440 for Space Science and Robotics Degree Scheme)
External Examiners
  • Professor Pete Vukusic (Professor - Exeter University)
 

Course Delivery

 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Literature Review  15%
Semester Assessment Oral Presentation    15%
Semester Assessment Formal Report  60%
Semester Assessment Progression  10%
Supplementary Assessment Re-submission of failed components  100%

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Show detailed understanding of the physics of their topic of study.
2. Review the recent developments in the research field of interest as documented in the refereed literature.
3. Plan and implement a major research project.
4. Interpret and discuss their results in terms of the current knowledge of the topic.
5. Present their work orally and in a formal written account.

Brief description

Following the literature research and planning during the initial phase of this module, the student carries out a project normally within one of the research groups active in the institute under the supervision of the project supervisor. The results are to be interpreted and discussed in terms of the current knowledge of the research topic, and the work presented both orally and in a formal written report.

Further details are provided on the project web page.

Content

The research topic will be different for each project.


Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 7