Undergraduate Course: Senior Honours Project (Physics & Astronomy) Semester 2 (PHYS10087)
|School||School of Physics and Astronomy
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course aims to develop independence in the skills of experimental design and project management, develop oral reporting skills, and 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 experimental skills.
Further details are available from the Programme Information Booklet.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| At least 80 credit points accrued in courses of SCQF Level 9 or 10 drawn from Schedule Q.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 10,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 60,
Formative Assessment Hours 1,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Laboratory Performance, 35%
Project Report, 55%
|No Exam Information
| Upon successful completion of the course, it is expected that students will be able to:
1)have learnt how to conduct a comprehensive search of the literature relevant to a research topic and to select and summarise the crucial aspects of the relevant literature
2)have gained experience of the organisation and completion of an extended project where the results and outcomes are not fully defined at the beginning
3)have learnt how to organise, keep and use a comprehensive log book of the work done in the project
4)have learnt how to write a full report including a concise summary of the relevant literature, the pertinent aspects of the method and a critical discussion of the results and conclusions
5)have gained experience the preparation of scientific posters and the oral reporting of results.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Bob Mann
Tel: (0131) 668 8338
|Course secretary||Miss Paula Wilkie
Tel: (0131) 668 8403