|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Practical||Project work during normal laboratory hours (88 hours)|
|Seminars / Tutorials||Regular consultation with project supervisor (3 hours)|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Formal report including literature review||80%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Re-submission of failed components||100%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Show detailed understanding of the physics of the topic of their study.
Review recent developments in the research field as documented in the refereed literature.
Plan and implement a research project.
Interpret and discuss their results in terms of the current knowledge of the topic.
Present their work in a formal written account
The module runs throughout the semester and is supported by weekly tutorials with the supervisor.
The module is aimed at developing the research and practical project skills essential for a professional physicist.
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number||Application of number is central in the analysis of experimental data, including error propagation.|
|Communication||Communication of the literature survey and project findings in a formal written report.|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Students improve their own learning and performance by reflecting on the outcomes of their laboratory work and planning further work.|
|Information Technology||Use of instrumentation and computers to analyse and present data is a fundamental requirement of a Physics project.|
|Personal Development and Career planning||Professional presentation of results is expected and is essential in the training to become a professional Physicist.|
|Problem solving||Problem solving is essential to respond to initial results and adapt experimental strategies accordingly.|
|Research skills||Research skills and information literacy are required as background for devising experiments to test hypotheses.|
|Subject Specific Skills||Yes, but detail will depend on the specific topic.|
This module is at CQFW Level 7