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2005/06 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

PHYS3160 Joint Honours (Science): Project

20 creditsClass Size: 10

Module manager: Dr J R Henderson and Dr A Duckett
Email: j.r.henderson@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2005/06

Pre-requisites

Passes in PHYS2060 (Physics Lab 3) and either PHYS2110 (Physics Lab 4) or PHYS2130 (Industrial Placement) or equivalent (external) qualifications.

This module is mutually exclusive with

PHYS3150

This module is not approved as an Elective

Objectives

At the end of this module, you should be able to:
- prepare, plan and execute an experimental/computing/theoretical or a dissertation project in Physics or a related discipline;
- design apparatus &/or software &/or critically appraise existing apparatus for physical measurements;
- be confident in report writing, small group presentations and in defending your work in a viva voce.

Skills outcomes
Planning and executing experimental/computing/theoretical/literary projects.
Confidence in report writing, small group presentation and defending work in viva voce.Planning and executing experimental/computing/theoretical/literary projects.
Confidence in report writing, small group presentation and defending work in viva voce.


Syllabus

I) Experimental/Computing/Theoretical Projects:
Selection of project; literature search; laboratory work to carry out project; preparation of draft report; oral presentation; preparation of final report (approximately 5000 words); viva voce.

II) Dissertations:
Selection of dissertation topics; literature search; literature analysis; preparation of draft report, oral presentation; preparation of final report (approximately 8000 words); viva voce.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

There are a number of formal meetings at appropriate times to introduce the basic tasks expected of students. Each student works under the guidance of one (or occasionally two) supervisor(s). The progress of the student is monitored at weekly meetings with the supervisor during Semester 1. The supervisor provides guidance on the student's preparation for an oral presentation and a viva voce and formative feedback on the format and content of the final report.

Private study

Lab work: 90 hours;
Report writing: 70 hours;
Talk preparation: 20 hours;
Viva voce preparation: 20 hours.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Weekly meetings with supervisor in Semester 1. Feedback on draft reports/talks from supervisor in Semester 2.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

The breakdown of the different assessments:

Exp/Comp/Theoretical:
- Continuous assessment of project work in Semester 1: 45%;
- Final project report: 35%;
- Oral presentation: 10%;
- Viva voce: 10%.

Dissertation:
- Continuous assessment of project work in Semester 1: 35%;
- Final project report: 45%;
- Oral presentation: 10%;
- Viva voce: 10%.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 19/04/2005

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