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PX4013: PROJECT (2022-2023)

Last modified: 27 Oct 2022 11:30


Course Overview

PX4013 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 45 credits (22.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Geoffrey M. Dunn
  • Professor Jan Skakle

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 4

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

  • Either Physics (PX) (Studied) or BSc Applied Mathematics (Studied)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

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.


Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Workshop during University weeks 8, 10, 12, 14, 27

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Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

Supervisor Report

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Learning Outcomes
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Project Report/Dissertation

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~40 page Thesis

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Oral Exam

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Viva Voce Exam

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Oral Presentation: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 10
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Resubmission of failed elements (pass marks carried forward)

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Learning Outcomes
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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