|PHY3150||Applying Physics (Group Project)||2021-22|
|Dr C.M. Brunt and Prof. R.J. Hicken|
|Credits:||15 NICATS / 7.5 ECTS|
|Enrolment:||8 students (approx)|
Each student will work as part a self-managing team of 4-8 investigate and solve real problems proposed by 'clients' (normally local industrial companies). At the conclusion of the module the group will collectively produce a report and make a presentation to the client. Each project will be allocated an academic staff 'consultant' whose role is to monitor the project and to give the team feedback about their performance and strategic advice when necessary. Feedback from the client company will contribute to the final assessment.
The dual aims of this module are to promote stronger links between universities and employers and to match graduates' skills with employers' needs. This will help students gain valuable skills and experience. As well as gaining an insight into how they could be employed once they have graduated, they learn about working in a team, adhering to a budget and timeline, and how to report to an industrial contact.
A student who has passed this module should be able to:
|Term 1 Variant||Term 2 Variant||Activity|
|Week T1:00||Week T2:00||Projects allocated|
|Week T1:01||Week T2:01||Initial team meeting (Monday)|
|Week T1:01/02||Week T2:01/02||Meeting with client|
|Week T1:03||Week T2:03||Individual notebook assessment 1|
|Week T1:05||Week T2:05||Half-way review meeting with client|
|Week T1:07||Week T2:07||Individual notebook assessment 2|
|Week T1:09||Week T2:09||Discussion of plan for report|
|Week T1:11||Week T2:11||Formal Report deadline (Monday)|
|Week T1:11||Week T2:11||Presentation to client (Friday)|
The module leader has discretion to make minor variations to the schedule in order to match the availability of the client company's staff, etc..
Further information is given in the BSc Final Year Group Projects section of the Physics handbook.
|Description||Study time||KIS type|
|22×3-hour laboratory sessions||66 hours||SLT|
|11×2-hour laboratory sessions||22 hours||SLT|
|11×1-hour group meetings||11 hours||SLT|
|Reading and private study||51 hours||GIS|
|0%||Discussions with demonstrator or consultant||1-hour weekly||Weeks T1:01-11 or T2:01-11||1-15||Verbal|
|15%||Notebook assessment 1||15 minutes||Week T1:03 or T2:03||1-9,11,12,14||Written and verbal|
|15%||Notebook assessment 2||15 minutes||Week T1:07 or T2:07||1-9,11,12,14||Written and verbal|
|50%||Group formal report||(Ngroup+1)×750-words||Week T1:11 or T2:11||1-9,11-15||Written and verbal|
|20%||Group presentation to client||30 minutes||Week T1:11 or T2:11||1-12,14||Written and verbal|
Notes: Refer to the detailed description of the BSc Final Year Group Projects assessment criteria in the Physics Handbook.
The following list is offered as an indication of the type & level of information that students are expected to consult. Further guidance will be provided by the Module Instructor(s).
|Pre-requisite Modules||Practical Physics II (PHY2026) and One-Semester Physics Project and Report (PHY3147)|
Re-assessment is not available except when required by referral or deferral.
|Original form of assessment||Form of re-assessment||ILOs re-assessed||Time scale for re-assessment|
Notes: Re-assessment is not available for this module.
|Availability||Physics BSc programmes only|
|Keywords||Physics; Project; Team work; Industry; Group assessment; Project management; Budget control; Safety.|