Undergraduate Course: Group Project (PHYS11011)
|School||School of Physics and Astronomy
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||Each team of four or five students will be required to research a physics-based topic, specified by a member of staff, who will act as supervisor. The groups will present their findings in oral and written forms at a level accessible to their peers. The project will be literature-based; students will collate and analyse existing information from a wide variety of sources.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|Prohibited Combinations|| Students MUST NOT also be taking
Telescope Group Project (PHYS11059)
||Other requirements|| Only for students on the 4th year of the following programmes of study:
Chemical Physics (MChemPhys &BSc Hons)
Computational Physics (MPhys & BSc Hons)
Mathematical Physics (MPhys & BSc Hons)
Physics (MPhys & BSc Hons)
Physics and Music (BSc Hons)
Physics with Meteorology (MPhys & BSc Hons)
Theoretical Physics (MPhys & BSc Hons)
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 1,
Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 4,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 6,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 2,
Summative Assessment Hours 4,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Project management, 15%
Written report, 55%
Oral presentation, 30%
Peer assessment, 15%
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Research material on a given topic outwith the scope of their standard course work using library and on-line facilities and other resource materials.
- Work as a team to gather and combine material from a wide range of sources and exercise critical assessment of the project topic and arrive at a well-defended conclusion.
- Hold formal team meetings and maintain minutes of such meetings.
- Prepare their researched material as a report written at a level readily understood by a person with a general physical science background.
- Present this same material in the form of a oral group presentation, as if at a conference, and respond to questions relating to this material.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||This course commences in October.
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Four support workshops; detailed at start of year meeting.
|Course organiser||Prof Victoria Martin
Tel: (0131 6)51 7042
|Course secretary||Miss Helen Walker
Tel: (0131 6)50 7741