|Assessment length / details
|Formal report including literature review
|Re-submission of failed components
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Investigate a specific physics-related scientific problem.
2. Evaluate recent developments in the research field of interest as documented in the refereed literature.
3. Organise and co-ordinate their work in order to plan and implement a research project.
4. Interpret and discuss their results in terms of the current knowledge of the topic.
5. Present their work in a formal written account.
The module is aimed at developing the research and practical project skills essential for a professional physicist.
The module runs throughout the semester and is supported by weekly tutorials with the supervisor.
|Application of Number
|Application of number is central in the analysis of experimental data, including error propagation.
|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.
|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 is essential to respond to initial results and adapt experimental strategies accordingly.
|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