2019/20 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
40 creditsClass Size: 100
Module manager: Dr Peter Adams
Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 View Timetable
Year running 2019/20
Pre-requisite qualificationsLevel 2 Physics or equivalent
This module is mutually exclusive with
|PHYS3160||Physics Project (Jh)|
|PHYS5190M||Assignment in Theoretical Physics|
This module is not approved as a discovery module
ObjectivesAt 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.
Execute and analyse the results of an experiment or investigation, evaluate the level of uncertainty in results and compare with theoretical predictions or published data;
Communicate in writing or orally the results of their work or other scientific information in a variety of styles or for different audiences;
Work autonomously within a structured environment.
- Planning and executing experimental/computing/theoretical/literary projects.
- Confidence in report writing, small group presenations and defending work in viva voce.
I) Experimental/Computing/Theoretical Projects:
Selection of project; literature search; laboratory work to carry out project; preparation of draft report; preparation of final report (approximately 5,000 words); oral presentation; viva voce.
Selection of dissertation topic; literature search; literature analysis; preparation of draft report; preparation of final report (approximately 8,000 words); oral presentation; viva voce.
Note: Physics with Astrophysics and Physics with Nanotechnology students carry out projects in astrophysics and nanotechnology respectively.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||272.00|
|Total Contact hours||128.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||400.00|
Private studyThis is an independent research module. Each project will vary according to the needs of the particular research question being addressed. Private study time will need to be allocation to;
- Report writing;
- Talk preparation;
- Viva voce preparation;.
Opportunities for Formative Feedbackb- Weekly meetings with supervisor in Semester 1 and Semester 2 until Easter break
- Feedback on draft reports/talks from supervisor in Semesters 1 and 2.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|In-course Assessment||Continuous assessment in Semester 1||35.00|
|Report||Final project report||40.00|
|Oral Presentation||Oral presentation||10.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
If they have undertaken experimental / research work then grant extension for them to write it up, and deliver oral and viva. If they have not undertaken any / enough work to write up, then ask them to undertake new DISSERTATION project. In either case students pay for this as a resit. Students are required to submit all elements of the coursework in order to pass the module.
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 02/03/2020
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