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Module

PHY3039 : Group Project (MPhys)

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Toby Hallam
  • Owning School: Mathematics, Statistics and Physics
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

To enhance the ability of the student to undertake a project as part of a team, working to time scales, develop understanding in an area of physics beyond those taught in the degree programme.

Outline Of Syllabus

A group assignment involving investigation of a physics-based problem or scenario and involving programming, research and analytical skills. The project specification is scaffolded by a base programming task with details determined by students. Guidance is provided by an academic staff advisor who assists in project management and monitoring. Groups of three to six students are involved with each project, and a major part of the work is concerned with group organisation and interfacing of individuals' efforts. Fortnightly formal progress meetings are monitored by academic staff advisor. Assessment of the project is via recorded presentation, and final group report. Participation is assessed by academic staff advisor with input from students in a round-table debrief meeting.

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

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Timetable