Undergraduate Course: Geophysics Project (EASC10065)
|School||School of Geosciences
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course aims to develop independence in the skills of research, project design and management, develop oral and written reporting skills, to encourage high quality technical presentation and non-technical written summaries. Project work is your main chance to work on your own topic of interest and to show your own initiative and programming or experimental skills. Further details will be available on LEARN.
"Senior Honours Geophysics Projects" on LEARN.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| You must have passed Third Year of a geophysics degree.
|Additional Costs|| None.
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2016/17, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 22,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Written Exam: 0%, Course Work: 100 %, Practical Exam: 0%. The Interim report is worth 25% of your final mark.
The Final report is worth 75% of your final mark.
||Regular (~1 hour per week) meetings with supervisor(s) allow for discussion of ideas, results and plans. Supervisors will provide feedback on an outline plan and sample text (~2 pages) for your report. Markers provide written feedback on your final report. You give an oral presentation of your S1 project results in S2, with immediate oral (questions) and written feedback (comments) from staff and peers.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Learn how to conduct a comprehensive literature search relevant to a research topic and to select and summarise key findings.
- Learn how knowledge and understanding in the area is developed and some of the established techniques employed to achieve this.
- Gain experience of organisation and completion of an extended project where results and outcomes are not fully defined at the outset.
- Use advanced/specialised skills in research, e.g., laboratory, fieldwork, or computer analysis, practising significant autonomy and initiative.
- Learn how to produce a written report and oral presentation including a concise summary, description of methods and a critical discussion of results and conclusions.
|Supervisors will suggest project specific reading.|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||GP Project 2 semester
|Course organiser||Prof Simon Tett
|Course secretary||Miss Sarah Thomas
Tel: (0131 6)50 8510
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