2019/20 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
PHYS3160 Joint Honours (Science): Project
20 creditsClass Size: 10
Module manager: Dr Peter Adams
Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 View Timetable
Year running 2019/20
This module is mutually exclusive with
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 presentation 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 3500 words); oral presentation; viva voce.
Selection of dissertation topics; literature search; literature analysis; preparation of draft report; preparation of final report (approximately 5000 words); oral presentation; viva voce.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||200.00|
|Total Contact hours||64.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||264.00|
Private studyExperimental/Computing/Theoretical Projects:
- Lab work: 90 hours
- Report writing: 70 hours
- Talk preparation: 20 hours
- Viva voce preparation: 20 hours.
- Lab work: 70 hours
- Report writing: 90 hours
Methods of Assessment also differ for dissertations:
- 35% in-course assessment
- 45% report
- 10% oral presentation
- 10% viva.
Opportunities for Formative Feedback- Weekly meetings with supervisor in Semester 1.
- 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 during Semester 1||35.00|
|Report||Final project report||40.00|
|Oral Presentation||Oral presentation||10.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
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: 20/07/2018
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