Module Identifier PH35620  
Module Title PROJECT  
Academic Year 2006/2007  
Co-ordinator Dr Tudor E Jenkins  
Semester Semester 2  
Other staff Professor Keith Birkinshaw  
Pre-Requisite Core Physics Modules at Level 1  
Course delivery Practical   88 Hours. Laboratory. 22 laboratory sessions (4 hours each)  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Project Work: Project Report Short Initial Report: Submit two copies to Departmental Secretary (Room 219) by 11 am on first lab day of Week 4. Project Report. Submit two copies to Departmental Secretary (Room 219) by 4 pm on last day of Week 1150%
Semester Assessment Oral Examination during week 11.20%
Semester Assessment Course Work: Progress during the semester30%
Supplementary Assessment As determined by the Departmental Examination Board.  100%

Learning outcomes

After taking this module students should be able to:

Brief description

This double module takes the form of an individual project in which the student investigates a problem under the supervision of a member of the academic staff. The nature of the problem may be experimental, theoretical, data analysis or computer modelling. The double module is open to students following Joint Honours and Major/Minor Degree Schemes.


The aim of this module is to provide the student with an opportunity to conduct an open-ended investigation of a particular topic in Physics. This should allow the students to apply knowledge and techniques they have learned in the course so far. Emphasis is placed on understanding and application of fundamental physical principles.

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 examination will be held at the end of the module to test understanding of the basic principles of the project.

Reading Lists

Supervisors will advise students on suitable textbooks for their project, and students are expected to conduct their own library searches to find suitable material.


This module is at CQFW Level 6