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Unit information: CDT Group Project in 2018/19

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Unit name CDT Group Project
Unit code PHYSM0036
Credit points 10
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 4 (weeks 1-24)
Unit director Professor. Hayden
Open unit status Not open




School/department School of Physics
Faculty Faculty of Science


Students will work in groups of about five to develop a solution to a current research or technical problem, or to develop an outreach activity/demonstration showcasing condensed matter physics to the public. Problems will be selected from a subset of those posed by our partners and other members of the CDT. This activity will foster team work skills and encourage interactions with partners and within the Centre.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  • address new and unfamiliar technical problems.
  • work together in a team to solve a problem.
  • write up or present results.

Teaching details

Unit will run over 10 weeks. Students will meet a facilitator every 2 weeks. There will be interaction with members of CDT and partners.

Assessment Details

The group will be assessed via a 30 minute group presentation (50%) and a 2000 word group report (50%).

Reading and References

Provided by academics/partners involved and identified by students.