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Unit information: Quantum Engineering MRes Report in 2021/22

Unit name Quantum Engineering MRes Report
Unit code PHYSM0044
Credit points 20
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 1 (weeks 1 - 12)
Unit director Dr. Jorge Barreto
Open unit status Not open



Quantum Engineering Individual Research Projects A and B

School/department School of Physics
Faculty Faculty of Science

Description including Unit Aims

In this unit students will write an extended report detailing research undertaken during their individual projects. The report will include a review of the relevant literature in the field, and will be written in a formal publication style format. The aim is to allow students to gain an appreciation of, and the skills necessary to prepare a formal research manuscript.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course students should:

  • Be able to effectively place their research within the broader context of the existing literature.
  • Be able to write a formal report detailing their research.
  • Be able to provide a critical assessment of their research and identify future directions.
  • Be able to produce a publication-ready document including figures, tables and diagrams.

Teaching Information

Independent study

Assessment Information

An extended 6000-8000 word publication-style report


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How much time the unit requires
Each credit equates to 10 hours of total student input. For example a 20 credit unit will take you 200 hours of study to complete. Your total learning time is made up of contact time, directed learning tasks, independent learning and assessment activity.

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The Board of Examiners will take into account any extenuating circumstances and operates within the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes.