PHY3027 : Project
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Graeme Sarson
- Owning School: Mathematics, Statistics and Physics
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||20|
To enhance the student's understanding of Physics and physical concepts through the completion of a project and to enhance professional skills, such as communication.
This module offers students the opportunity to explore an aspect of theoretical physics under the guidance of an expert
Outline Of Syllabus
An individual assignment leading to an original investigation of an aspect of physics, involving multi-disciplinary skills. The overall theme of the project will be provided by an academic member of staff (project supervisor) who will assist in project monitoring. Assessment of the project, by the supervisor and second examiner, is via a poster presentation and final report. The report shall not exceed the equivalent of 4000 words.
Each student will be required to give a poster presentation of their work to their second examiner, to assess their ability to communicate technical concepts to the non-specialist audience and answer technical questions relating to their work.
A list of projects is made available in the School at the end of Semester 2 of the previous year.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||50:00||50:00||Report|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||20:00||20:00||Poster preparation and presentation|
|Guided Independent Study||Project work||12||10:00||120:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Dissertation/project related supervision||10||1:00||10:00||Supervisory meeting|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
The project is an appropriate way to develop independent investigation skills.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Oral Presentation||15||2||M||20||Poster presentation|
|Report||2||M||80||4000 words max|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The assessment of the in-depth understanding of the topic is best undertaken with a report which allows both breadth and depth to be evaluated. The report is intended to be a professional document that allows students to practise their professional skills.