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Undergraduate Course: Group Project (PHYS11011)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Physics and Astronomy CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryEach 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.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
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 2021/22, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( 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 81 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 70 %, Practical Exam 30 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Project management, 15%
Written report, 55%
Oral presentation, 30%
Peer assessment, 15%
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Research material on a given topic outwith the scope of their standard course work using library and on-line facilities and other resource materials.
  2. 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.
  3. Hold formal team meetings and maintain minutes of such meetings.
  4. Prepare their researched material as a report written at a level readily understood by a person with a general physical science background.
  5. 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.
Reading List
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Special Arrangements This course commences in October.
Additional Class Delivery Information Four support workshops; detailed at start of year meeting.
Course organiserProf Victoria Martin
Tel: (0131 6)51 7042
Course secretaryMiss Helen Walker
Tel: (0131 6)50 7741
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