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Unit information: Quantum Engineering Individual Project A in 2021/22

Unit name Quantum Engineering Individual Project A
Unit code PHYSM0017
Credit points 40
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 4 (weeks 1-24)
Unit director Dr. Jon Pugh
Open unit status Not open
Pre-requisites

None

Co-requisites

None

School/department School of Physics
Faculty Faculty of Science

Description including Unit Aims

This is one of two independent research units for the Quantum Engineering centre for doctoral training, of approximately four months duration. Students will choose projects that have been vetted as appropriate to quantum engineering from proposals submitted by potential supervisors. They are encouraged to expand their horizons with one of the two projects (e.g. a theory project for an experimentalist). It is possible that one could grow into a PhD project.

Intended Learning Outcomes

The main purpose of this unit is to foster independent research skills. Other outcomes include:

-The development of specific experimental or theoretical techniques involved in the projects. -The development of time and project management skills. -The ability to write technical scientific documents. - The ability to communicate scientific results.

Teaching Information

Supervised independent research project.Contact Hours Per Week 1-2. Student Input Approximately 400 hours of effort, approximately 20 of which would be contact with supervisor(s). The remainder would be split, depending on the particular project, between background reading, laboratory time, calculations, and preparation of the report.

Assessment Information

Formative assessment will consist of a progress review outlining the student's research plan to be completed within the first month, assessed by the supervisor.

Summative assessment will take the form of a report of approximately 3000 words, assessed by the supervisor.

Resources

If this unit has a Resource List, you will normally find a link to it in the Blackboard area for the unit. Sometimes there will be a separate link for each weekly topic.

If you are unable to access a list through Blackboard, you can also find it via the Resource Lists homepage. Search for the list by the unit name or code (e.g. PHYSM0017).

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.

See the Faculty workload statement relating to this unit for more information.

Assessment
The Board of Examiners will consider all cases where students have failed or not completed the assessments required for credit. The Board considers each student's outcomes across all the units which contribute to each year's programme of study. If you have self-certificated your absence from an assessment, you will normally be required to complete it the next time it runs (this is usually in the next assessment period).
The Board of Examiners will take into account any extenuating circumstances and operates within the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes.

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