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PH30096: Industry team project

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2015/6
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Physics
Further information on credits Credits: 12
Further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Academic Year
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: OT 10%, PR 90%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Project (PR 90%)
  • Project (OT 10%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
The aim of this unit is to provide students with the opportunity to investigate an aspect or application of physics or mathematics in response to a 'real-life' scientific problem set in an industrial or research context. The unit aims to develop experimental and/or computational skills complementary to those developed in lecture courses, and to enhance transferable skills such as teamworking, communication, problem-solving, self-directed learning and project management. It aims to give students an insight into the application of physics and/or mathematics within an industrial/commercial setting and to enable them to gain a better understanding of career opportunities available to them.

Learning Outcomes:
While taking this unit the student should be able to:
* research the background to the project or design study using academic journals, textbooks and other text-based and computer-based resources;
* synthesise their knowledge and understanding of physics and/or mathematics to formulate a solution to a real-life problem posed by an industrial ‘client’;
* demonstrate good experimental, computational and/or analytical skills, as appropriate to the project;
* demonstrate industry, motivation, innovation and initiative;
* work successfully within a team;
* prepare and deliver an oral presentation and write a report on the outcomes of the work.

Written Communication T/F A, Spoken Communication T/F A, Numeracy T/F A, Data Acquisition, Handling, and Analysis T/F A, Information Technology T/F A, Problem Solving T/F A, Working as part of a group T/F A, (Practical laboratory skills T/F A), Project planning/management T/F A.

Industry team projects are carried out in teams of 4-6 students in response to real-life scientific problems posed by an industrial client. The students will have to apply their knowledge of physics and mathematics to the tackling of these problems, which will involve experimental investigation or modelling of an application of physics or mathematics. The students will be acquainted with the project brief by the client and work on the project under the facilitation of an academic. Assessment is carried out by means of an oral presentation and a written report, a copy of which is provided to the industrial client.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

PH30096 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Physics
  • USXX-AFB03 : BSc(Hons) Mathematics and Physics (Year 3)
  • USXX-AAB04 : BSc(Hons) Mathematics and Physics with Study year abroad (Year 4)
  • USXX-AKB04 : BSc(Hons) Mathematics and Physics with Year long work placement (Year 4)
  • USXX-AFM01 : MSci(Hons) Mathematics and Physics (Year 3)
  • USXX-AAM01 : MSci(Hons) Mathematics and Physics with Study year abroad (Year 4)
  • USXX-AKM01 : MSci(Hons) Mathematics and Physics with Year long work placement (Year 4)
  • USPH-AFB01 : BSc(Hons) Physics (Year 3)
  • USPH-AAB02 : BSc(Hons) Physics with Study year abroad (Year 4)
  • USPH-AKB02 : BSc(Hons) Physics with Year long work placement (Year 4)
  • USPH-AFB05 : BSc(Hons) Physics with Computing (Year 3)
  • USPH-AAB06 : BSc(Hons) Physics with Computing with Study year abroad (Year 4)
  • USPH-AKB06 : BSc(Hons) Physics with Computing with Year long work placement (Year 4)

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2015/16 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2016/17 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2015/16.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.