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Course Details in 2019/20 Session

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Module Title Nuclear Physics Laboratory for Nuclear Engineers
SchoolPhysics and Astronomy
Department Physics & Astronomy
Module Code 04 29160
Module Lead Dr Tzany Kokalova Wheldon
Level Honours Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 1
Pre-requisites Physics Laboratory 2 - (03 00943)
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Guided independent study-60 hours
Practical Classes and workshops-36 hours
Seminar-4 hours
Total: 100 hours
Description The laboratory is designed to explore a number of topics associated with nuclear radiation detection, shielding, nuclear spectroscopy and nuclear properties. Students will get experience of equipment and analytical techniques appropriate for the nuclear sector.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Function experimentally at level H.
  • Assemble experiments from their discrete components where appropriate.
  • Obtain background information, relevant to the experiment, from a variety of sources.
  • Take and analyse data from these experiments.
  • Record data in a clear and professional manner.
  • Interpret the results at the appropriate level.
  • Communicate the results and analysis of the experiment to the demonstrators and their peers.
  • Understand and apply a range of radiation techniques and approaches to data acquisition and analysis.
Assessment 29160-03 : Lab coursework : Coursework (100%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Practical (100%), consisting of Project report 45%; Seminar 25%; Notebook 20%; Effort 10%
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