Programme And Module Handbook
 
Programme Specification


Date Specification Approved 26/09/2014
College College Eng and Physical Sci
School Physics and Astronomy
Department Physics & Astronomy
Partner College and School
Collaborative Organisation and Form of Collaboration
Qualification and Programme Title B.Sc. Physics (with International Study) Full-time
Programme Code 4416
Delivery Location Campus
Language of Study English
Length of Programme 4 Year(s)
Accreditations IOP
Aims of the Programme The aim of this four-year degree programme is to provide a sound training in Physics, together with an opportunity to study at a university in a European country. .

The Programme aims to:
Be able to develop investigative experimental mathematical computational and other transferable skills;
To provide students with a broad based Physics education which will make them numerate, articulate and employable in the world market;
To teach students to plan investigations and to collect and analyse data;
Develop the capacity for independent study and learning;
Develop skills in the writing of reports, and other presentational methods;
Develop proficiency in both conventional laboratory work and open ended project work;
Provide a sufficiently large range of optional material in later years to meet the disparate interests and abilities of a large group of students. By these means students will acquire the knowledge and skills base necessary to pursue a wide range of career options.
Programme Outcomes
Students are expected to have Knowledge and Understanding of: Which will be gained through the following Teaching and Learning methods: and assessed using the following methods:
Basic areas of Physics such as Quantum Mechanics, Electromagnetism, Mechanics, Thermal and Statistical Physics and Atomic Physics;
Mathematics and its application to a broad range of subject areas including taught modules, laboratory and project work;
Computing methods - in addition to the the use of standard computer packages, students should be able to use computers for mathematical analysis, data manipulation, and the modelling of physical systems;
The analysis and interpretation of experimental data, including the setting up and running of experiments, awareness of the limitations of the technique and estimation of errors;
A range of more advanced topics reflecting the breadth and depth of the School's research base, taught through lecture modules, laboratory and project work.
Discussing Physics in a foreign language.
A mathematical analysis package (MathCad) and formal programming language (C++)
Lectures supported by problem classes, workshops and tutorials. Computer classes.Laboratory classes and project work. Lectures and laboratory classes at a European University.
Examinations and continuously assessed work.Assessed reports and talks, observation of practical skills, viva voce interviews, peer and self assessment. Examinations and continuously assessed work in the foreign language.
Students are expected to have attained the following Skills and other Attributes: Which will be gained through the following Teaching and Learning methods: and assessed using the following methods:
Acquire analytic and problem solving skills, equipping them to apply their knowledge in a wide range of situations.
To develop mathematical skills and the ability to apply them to many different areas of physics including both seen and unseen problems.
Develop a range of practical skills in physics, including experimental work, data manipulation and analysis and numerical modelling.
Demonstrate a range of transferable skills including oral and written communication, self organisation, computational skills and the use of information technology.
Show self motivation and the ability to work either independently and in a team.
Proficiency in a foreign language.
An ability to use a mathematical analysis package (MathCad) and a formal programming language (C++) to address physics problems
Lectures, workshops, general problems classes and tutorials. Laboratory and project work. Talks, essays and IT based modules. Group work. Language skills taught by the School of Modern Languages.
Examination and continuous assessment.Continuous assessment via talks, reports, viva voce examination, observation of practical skills, observation of team activities.