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2010/1 Module Catalogue
 Module Code: PHYM020 Module Title: EXTENDED PROJECT
Module Provider: Physics Short Name: PHM-SPR
Level: M Module Co-ordinator: REGAN PH Prof (Physics)
Number of credits: 15 Number of ECTS credits: 7.5
Module Availability
Semester 1 & 2
Assessment Pattern

Oral Presentation -20%
Coursework - 80%
Part-time students: Same as for full time students

Module Overview

All students undertake an Extended Project.

Full-time students undertake the Extended Project from Week 12 to end of Semester 1. Part-time students undertake the Extended Project during Semester 1 of their second year.
Part-time (1 year) PGCert students may undertake the Extended Project over the Summer period between June and September in Year 1.

The work is assessed as follows:

Oral presentation
Students present a ‘project talk’ (10 minutes duration + 5 minutes for questions) to the Radiation and Environmental Protection class during Semester 2.

Project write-up
A write up of no more than 25 pages in total, including title page, brief abstract, text, diagrams and references must be submitted. Supervisors will give guidance on the layout of the project and the first draft of material where appropriate.

Module Aims

This module provides an introduction to research and serves as a preparation for the MSc dissertation project.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this module, the student should be able to:

Module Specific Skills:
Application of research techniques to demonstrate problem solving ability, critical analysis and (where possible) original research of relevance to radiation physics work
Perform a literature search
Give a scientific presentation
Write a scientific report

Discipline Specific Skills:
Time management
Report writing
IT skills and communication

Personal and Key Skills:
Oral and written presentation

Module Content
Methods of Teaching/Learning

This module is assessed via the presentation of a short dissertation (25 pages max) and an oral presentation (as part of the Extended Project Presentation Day). Full marks for the oral presentation will be equivalent to 20 % of the total marks available in assessment of this module. Full marks for the project write-up will be equivalent to 80% of the total marks available in assessment of this module.

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Last Updated

13th January 2010