|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Practical||Project work during normal laboratory hours (88 hours)|
|Seminars / Tutorials||Regular consultation with project supervisor (3 hours)|
|Other||Oral presentations (9 hours)|
|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%|
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.
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.
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.
Supervisors will advise students on suitable textbooks for their project, and students are expected to conduct their own library searches to find suitable material. Primo search
This module is at CQFW Level 6