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PHYS8026 - Project

Long Title:Project
Module Code:PHYS8026
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 15
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Physics
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( September 2019 )
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Donagh OMahony
Module Author: Donagh OMahony
Module Description: Beginning with an outline brief, the learner develops the knowledge, know-how, skills and competences required to successfully research, develop, scope and present an implementation plan for the project. The learner is then required to develop, implement and critically assess a detailed methodology to address the problem within a prescribed timeframe. The learner is expected to work autonomously under the direction of a project supervisor and to communicate the process and outcomes of their work in a style and manner appropriate for professional practioners in the discipline.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Undertake a comprehensive review of relevant and appropriate literature to determine current knowledge in the project area.
LO2 Select the most likely methodology to address the identified project area by exercising professional judgement in evaluating potential course of actions against appropriate design, safety, commercial and ethical criteria.
LO3 Develop and present a project plan to implement the proposed methodology
LO4 Systematically review and adapt the design during project implementation in response to practical, real-world constraints.
LO5 Critically assess the outcome against, inter alia, appropriate design, safety commercial and ethical criteria
LO6 Demonstrate the appropriate oral communication skills in formal presentation and technical interview settings as required of the professional practioner.
LO7 Demonstrate the appropriate written communication skills required of the professional practitioner.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Literature Survey
Gathering, critically analysing and referencing research and other appropriate literature
Core Problem
Identifying and formulating the core research question
Development of Methodology
Formulating and assessing viable methodologies to address the identified research question with a view to identifying the most appropriate methodology
Implementation and critical analysis of the selected methodology to solve the research problem subject to practical real-world constraints
Written Report
Writing a professional report in a manner appropriate to the discipline
Oral Presentation / Demonstration / Technical Interview
Defending the project through an oral presentation / demonstration / technical interview.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Written Report Comprehensive professional report and professional interview detailing project background research 1,2,3,6,7 15.0 Week 3
Performance Evaluation Mark associated with initiative, decision making, application and demonstration of project outcomes 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 25.0 Every Week
Written Report Comprehensive professional report and technical interview reflecting the outcomes of the project 5,6,7 35.0 Sem End
Exhibition Evaluation Oral Presentation and demonstration of project 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 25.0 Sem End
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Independent work on all project activities: research and literature review, planning, practical experimentation, report writing and presentation. 20.0 Every Week 20.00
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Interaction with project supervisor 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Total Hours 21.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 21.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 1.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

This module does not have any book resources
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

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