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Module Title Physics and Communication Skills (Nuclear)
SchoolPhysics and Astronomy
Department Physics & Astronomy
Module Code 03 26600
Module Lead Professor Martin Freer
Level Certificate Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 1
Restrictions As a compulsory module: MEng Nuclear Engineering and BSc Nuclear Science and Materials programmes.
Contact Hours Guided independent study-60 hours
Practical Classes and workshops-40 hours
Total: 100 hours
Description This module comprises a series of workshops at which physics understanding is developed through solving general problems. Training is also provided in various communication skills through essay writing, report presentation and oral presentations. Students also discuss plagiarism and are given instruction as to what constitutes plagiarism as well as auto-plagiarism.

Programming skills are introduced and developed during weekly periods in the computing laboratory.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Understand the relationship between different areas of physics;
  • Apply this understanding to the solution of real life problems and the communication skills needed to convey their knowledge to others;
  • Demonstrate the skills in the use of a commercial mathematical analysis package and a formal programming language.
Assessment 26600-01 : S1 Careers Project : Coursework (10%)
26600-02 : S1 Poster : Coursework (15%)
26600-03 : S1 Skills Test : Coursework (20%)
26600-04 : S1 Student Talk (in Tutorial) : Coursework (10%)
26600-05 : S1 Computing : Coursework (30%)
26600-06 : S1 Essay : Coursework (15%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Careers Exercise (including CV): 10%
Poster: 15%
Test: 20%
Presentation (in tutorial): 10%
Essay: 15%
Computing Exercises: 30%
Other None
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