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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Physics Laboratory IV (PHA)
Module Code PS261
School School of Physical Sciences
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: John Costello
Semester 2: John Costello
Autumn: John Costello
Module TeachersEnda McGlynn
John Costello
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
Repeat the module

Year 2 semester 2 physics and astronomy laboratories for PHA

Learning Outcomes

1. Design and implement project in area of electronics/instrumentation
2. Acquire and analyse experimental data
3. Concisely write technical reports on project design and outcomes
4. Give brief oral presentation on project work
5. Apply knowledge gained in lecture modules to the interpretation of experimental results
6. Describe relevant ethical issues in relation to plagiarism and adhere to University regulations concerning same
7. Demonstrate engagement with relevant professional development skills development exercises in areas such as scientific writing, CV and interview skills etc.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Laboratory66Undertaking project work.
Independent Study35Background reading for design and implementation.
Professional Practice24Engaging with professional development activities. There will be a number of such identified activities in the semester, and the details will be notified to the class at the beginning of semester.
Total Workload: 125

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Practical/skills evaluationProject design studies and project reports submitted via loop, and oral presentations.80%As required
Professional PracticeDemonstrate engagement with relevant professional development skills development exercises in areas such as writing for/communicating to different audiences, CV and interview skills etc. The exact range of activities may vary slightly from year to year.20%As required
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 2
Indicative Reading List

    Other Resources

    Programme or List of Programmes
    PHABSc in Physics with Astronomy

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