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Unit information: Quantum Engineering Individual Project B in 2015/16

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Unit name Quantum Engineering Individual Project B
Unit code PHYSM0018
Credit points 40
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 4 (weeks 1-24)
Unit director Professor. Thompson
Open unit status Not open




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 presentation.

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 an approximately 30 minute presentation to be given to the

cohort. Assessment will be 50% peer and 50% by the supervisor and a second assesor.

Peer-assessed marks will be moderated and approved by the unit director

Reading and References

To be specified by the supervisor.