Module Identifier PH35020  
Module Title GROUP PROJECT  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Dr Eleri Pryse  
Semester Semester 1  
Other staff Dr Rudolf Winter  
Pre-Requisite Core Physics Modules at Level 2  
Course delivery Laboratory   88 Hours 22 laboratory sessions (4 hours each)  
Assessment Presentation   Oral presentation   20%  
  Course work   Individual formal report Deadline: Semester Week 11   50%  
  Course work   Progression   20%  
  Course work   Contribution to overall group work   10%  

Module description

This module takes the form of a group project. Individual students within a small group investigate parallel aspects of an experimental problem. Methods of presenting results will include oral presentations and an individual written report.

Learning outcomes

After taking this module students should be able to:

Additional learning activities

As required for each project.

Outline syllabus

In industry or research several individuals may work on different, but related, aspects of a problem to produce an answer in a limited time. The laboratory based group projects of this module are intended to reflect what often happens in the wider world of research and industrial physics. Each student works on a task in a group normally comprising 3-5 members. The actual organisation of the work and the division of responsibilities between the members is left to each group, but it is expected that individual members work on different aspects of the project. Presentation of the work again reflects methods used in the wider world, and each student is expected to keep a laboratory diary noting the day-to-day progress of the project, produce a formal written report emphasising their contribution to the project, and give a short oral presentation describing their work.

Details of each project will be provided by the project supervisor at the start of the module.

Reading Lists

As required for each project..