Syllabus for Project in Physics and Materials Science

Projekt i fysik och materialvetenskap

A revised version of the syllabus is available.

  • 30 credits
  • Course code: 1FA593
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Physics A1N

    Explanation of codes

    The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:

    First cycle
    G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
    G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
    G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
    GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.

    Second cycle
    A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
    A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
    AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.

  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
  • Established: 2008-03-13
  • Established by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Revised: 2011-09-06
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: week 35, 2011
  • Entry requirements: 120 credits including 60 credits in physics. Admission requires a project plan accepted by the department.
  • Responsible department: Department of Physics and Astronomy

Learning outcomes

After the course, the student should be able to


  • show a deep knowledge within the chosen field of physics

  • search, interpret and compile relevant scientific literature

  • delimit a scientific problem, plan a scientific study, choose appropriate methods, carry out the study, interpret and evaluate the results and, if applicable, generate falsifiable a hypotheses to explain the observations

  • present the results in correct language in scientific form

Content

An independent project is carried out, where the knowledge from earlier completed courses are applied. The project is guided by a supervisor in close connection to ongoing projects in research or development.

To achieve the objectives, the student shall


  • under supervision delimit a scientific problem, investigate it, interpret and evaluate the results and present the project in oral and written form

  • search, evaluate and compile information relevant for the chosen problem

  • actively participate in seminars and other activities at the department or company where the project is carried out

Instruction

The teaching is devised individually dependent on the direction of the project. Supervision is provided individually or in group.

Assessment

To pass, an oral and written presentation of the project at a seminar is required. The difficulty of the project and the performance, in relation to the course extension, determines together with written and oral presentations the grade.

Syllabus Revisions

Reading list

The reading list is missing. For further information, please contact the responsible department.