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This course will give students opportunities to develop technical and
professional skills necessary for success in Honours level
Chemistry/Physics and beyond. The course will include working with
scientific literature, computer programming and the use of software
tools in research and activities to enhance employability.
Students will develop an appreciation of the power of state of the art
computer programs to assist the user to understand complex data sets.
Students will also become more confident in communicating and
assessing scientific ideas.
By considering their own skills development, students will feel more
able to identify and compete for exciting graduate employment
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
Lectures, workshops, directed reading and self-study projects will
introduce a range of computer software important in modern physical
sciences research and afford opportunities to develop technical skills
in using these programmes and in computer programming. The classes and
other activities will also explain issues relevant to reporting,
citing and critical assessment of scientific results. Finally, the
course will include topics to enhance employability.
Content will include:
hands-on experience with specialised software for data processing and
visualisation (two of MatLab, Excel, Mathematica, Discovery Studio
Visualiser, electronic structure calculation);
problem solving using a high-level programming language (one of
Python, Fortan, MatLab ...);
scientific literature searching and critical appraisal;
writing and presentation skills;
employability training, including one-to-one discussion with a Careers
Adviser and assessing and presenting personal skills set and graduate
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
Programming project - 25%
Data analysis project report- 25%
Scientfic literature library assignment - 25%
CV and covering letter - 10%
Reflective skills journal - 15%
Alternative Resit Arrangements for students taking course in Academic Year 2020/21
Students resit failed components only.
Alternative Resit Arrangements for students who took the course in Academic Year 2019/20 and C8 students
Submission of missed, resubmission of failed components.
There are no assessments for this course.
|Knowledge Level||Thinking Skill||Outcome|
|Reflection||Evaluate||By considering their own skills development and practising describingthose skills and other relevant personal qualities to others, studentswill feel more able to identify and compete for exciting gr|
|Conceptual||Analyse||Students will also become more confident in communicating andassessing scientific ideas - in particular developing competences inusing the scientific literature, project planning and presentingresu|
|Factual||Understand||Students will develop enhanced competences in:Computer programming;Using computer software to visualise, analyse and interpret data;Using the scientific literature;Project planning;Discussion and|
|Factual||Understand||Students will develop an appreciation of the power of state of the artcomputer programs to assist the user to understand complex data setsand their interpretation in science.|