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PX4011: PROJECT A (2020-2021)

Last modified: 05 Aug 2021 13:04


Course Overview

PX4011 provides the opportunity to carry out an independent, open-ended, piece of research work. This can be in an area of physics (astronomy, nuclear physics, superconductors, dynamical systems etc.) or in related subjects where physicists tools can be applied (generation of proteins, biomechanics, infectious diseases etc.). The project can be dissertation based, practical or computational. You will develop: presentation skills; experience of reading and thinking about a specialist topic in depth; critical analysis skills of your own and other people’s scientific work and project management skills. This will help prepare for your future career beyond university.





Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Full Year Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Jan Skakle
  • Dr Geoffrey M. Dunn

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 4

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • One of Physics (PX) (Studied) or MA Applied Mathematics or Bachelor Of Science In Geophysics or BSc Applied Mathematics

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • PX4006 Project A (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course consists of a supervised project taken as part of an Honours Degree in Physics which provides experience of investigating a real problem in physics, or its application, or in a related discipline, or in applied mathematics. Projects may be carried out within the University or in an external organisation. Presentation of the results obtained is an integral part of the investigation.


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Workshop during University week25

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Summative Assessments

Project Report/Dissertation

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 60
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

The student has the opportunity to generate a draft of the thesis prior to submission for review by the supervisor who provides written comments typically inked onto the draft.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Oral Presentation: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 10
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Feedback is given on the oral presentation by both a mark and written comments. The presentation may also be discussed verbally with the student. The student gets informal feedback on progress during the weekly supervisory sessions.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Oral Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Supervisor's Report on the Work

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 10
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Re-submission of in-course assessment

Assessment Type Summative Weighting
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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