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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

Undergraduates Physics Programmes

Academic Year: 2013/14

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Summary
  • Aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Structure
  • Progression & weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department Department of Physics
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body

Institute of Physics

Final award BSc/ BSc+DIS/BSc+DInts/MPhys/MPhys+DIS/MPhys+DIntS
Programme title Physics, Engineering Physics, Physics with Cosmology, Physics and Mathematics, Sport Science and Physics, Physics with Management, Physics with Sport Science
Programme code See Programme Structure
Length of programme
UCAS code See Programme Structure
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/physics/undergraduate/courses/

Date at which the programme specification was published Wed, 04 Dec 2013 09:26:05 GMT

1. Programme Aims

 

PH

BSc

PH

MPhys

EngPH

BSc

EngPH

MPhys

PHMA

BSc

PHMA

MPhys

PHCos

BSc

PHCos

MPhys

SS&PH

BSc

Ph w SS

BSc

Ph w SS

MPhys

Ph w

Man

Formulate problems in precise terms and identify key issues, construct logical arguments and use technical language correctly.

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

To enable students to apply a broad understanding of the basic principles of physics to the solution of physical problems.

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

To provide the student with enhanced skills in mathematics, problem solving, experimental techniques, scientific report writing and the collection and analysis of information.

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

To provide the student with enhanced skills in presenting information and the use of information technology.

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

To provide an environment that gives students opportunities to develop their own interests, self-reliance and career aspirations.

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

To educate students as physicists in preparation for employment in industry, public service or academic research by providing the knowledge, competence and skills expected of a physicist.

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

To prepare students for the transition to a career as a professional physicist

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To provide students with a sound grounding in chosen aspects of engineering related to physics

 

 

x

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To provide students with a solid foundation of the core areas of mathematics and allow students to further their own mathematical interests through module selection.

 

 

 

 

x

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

To provide a sound mathematics and physics based intellectual education appropriate to the needs of society

 

 

 

 

x

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

To educate students as physicists and mathematicians in preparation for employment in industry, public service or academic research by providing the knowledge, competence and skills expected of a mathematical physicist

 

 

 

 

x

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

The programme aims to provide a Physics core with additional modules that develop the students’ knowledge and understanding of Astrophysics and Cosmology

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

x

 

 

 

 

To develop knowledge, understanding and skills in core sport sciences

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

x

x

 

To provide students with selected specialised areas of study so that they experience the frontiers of research in sports science

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

x

x

 

To provide students with a sound understanding of the main functions of management and how they integrate into overall business planning and management

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

  • The national benchmark statement for Physics.
  • Institute of Physics degree accreditation guidelines.
  • University Teaching and Learning Strategy.
  • Framework for Higher Education Qualifications.

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

PH BSc

PH MPhys

EngPH BSc

EngPH MPhys

PHMA BSc

PHMA MPhys

PHCos BSc

PHCos MPhys

SS&PH BSc

Ph w SS BSc

Ph w SS MPhys

Ph w Man

K1

Knowledge and understanding of most fundamental physical laws and principles and competence in the application of these principles to diverse areas of physics

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

K2

An ability to identify physical principles relevant to a problem and to make approximations necessary to obtain solutions

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

K3

An ability to execute and analyse critically the results of an experimental investigation and to draw valid conclusions with an estimate of the uncertainty in the result. The ability to critically compare experimental results with the predictions of theory

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

K4

Knowledge of the primary mathematical methods for the analysis of physical problems

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

K5

An ability to solve problems in physics using appropriate mathematical tools

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

K6

An ability to communicate scientific information especially in the form of clear and accurate scientific reports

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

K7

An ability to use competently IT packages and knowledge of computer programming

x

x

x

x

 

 

x

x

x

 

 

 

K8

Knowledge of the fundamental principles and applications of some advanced areas of physics or astrophysics at, or informed by, the forefront of the discipline

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

x

 

 

x

 

K9

An ability to use competently advanced experimental techniques,  theoretical and/or computer modelling to tackle an advanced problem and to interpret results obtained

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

 

x

 

K10

Knowledge and understanding of the general engineering principles and the particular problems of application in the chosen subject area

 

 

x

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

K11

Knowledge of the primary mathematical methods for the analysis of physical and engineering problems

 

 

x

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

K12

An ability to identify physical principles relevant to a physics or engineering problem and to make approximations necessary to obtain solutions

 

 

x

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

K13

Knowledge and understanding of a number of specialist engineering science disciplines in greater depth than is normally associated with a first degree award

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

K14

An understanding of core concepts in mathematics

 

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

K15

Knowledge and understanding of a range of analytical, numerical and qualitative mathematical techniques

 

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

K16

An ability to use competently IT packages and a knowledge of the use of mathematical software in problem solving

 

 

 

 

x

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

K17

Knowledge and understanding of most fundamental physical laws and principles and competence in the application of these principles to diverse areas of physics, astrophysics and cosmology

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

x

 

 

 

 

K18

An ability to solve problems in physics, astrophysics and cosmology using appropriate mathematical tools

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

x

 

 

 

 

K19

Understanding of core sports science from both a theoretical and practical perspective

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

x

x

 

K20

Knowledge of the techniques required for a range of sports

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

x

x

 

K21

Understanding of the tactical/strategic factors involved in sport

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

x

x

 

K22

An ability to apply competently computer software for the solution of physics and business problems

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

K23

Knowledge of the foundational disciplines of management, including economics, business mathematics and statistics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

K24

An understanding of Business Finance and Financial Reporting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

PH BSc

PH MPhys

EngPH BSc

EngPH MPhys

PHMA BSc

PHMA MPhys

PHCos BSc

PHCos MPhys

SS&PH BSc

PH w SS BSc

Ph w SS MPhys

Ph w Man

C1

 

Recognise and analyse novel problems and plan strategies for their solution

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

C2

 

Evaluate, interpret and collate information and data

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

C3

 

Use mathematics to describe the physical world, selecting appropriate equations, constructing mathematical models, interpreting results and, where appropriate, critically comparing them with experiment and observation

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

C4

 

Apply appropriate knowledge and understanding to the solution of qualitative and quantitative problems of a familiar and unfamiliar nature

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

x

 

x

C5

 

Apply appropriate knowledge and understanding to the solution of qualitative and quantitative problems of a familiar and unfamiliar nature some of which are close to the forefront of the discipline

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

 

x

 

C6

 

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of essential facts, concept, principles and theories relating to areas of physics and engineering

 

 

x

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C7

 

The ability to construct logical mathematical and physical arguments

 

 

 

 

x

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

C8

 

The ability to select appropriate mathematical tools to model the behaviour of the physical world

 

 

 

 

x

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

PH BSc

PH MPhys

EngPH BSc

EngPH MPhys

PHMA BSc

PHMA MPhys

PHCos BSc

PHCos MPhys

SS&PH BSc

Ph w SS BSc

Ph w SS MPhys

Ph w Man

P1

 

Observe, accurately record and analyse, including estimates of accuracy, the results of experiments into physical processes

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

P2

 

Communicate ideas effectively by means of written reports and orally

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

P3

 

Draw valid conclusions from results obtained through experiment or investigation and compare these with expected outcomes or published data

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

P4

 

Apply appropriate mathematical or computing tools to a physical problem

x

x

 

 

x

 

x

x

x

x

x

x

P5

 

Plan and execute, under supervision, a research project on a topic of current scientific and/or engineering interest

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

x

 

x

P6

 

Under supervision, plan and execute a research project on a topic close to the frontiers of knowledge

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

 

x

 

P7

 

Show competence in the use of advanced experimental equipment

 

x

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

 

x

 

P8

 

Apply appropriate mathematical or computational tools to a physical or engineering problem

 

 

x

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P9

 

Apply appropriate mathematical or computing tools to an advanced physical problem

 

 

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

P10

 

Relate mathematics to physical processes, and thus obtain quantitative and qualitative information about the real world

 

 

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

P11

 

Analyse skills, techniques and tactics in sport

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

x

x

 

P12

 

Demonstrate practical skills relevant to a range of core sports

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

x

x

 

P13

 

Show skills specific to their chosen specialist area of sports science

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

x

x

 

P14

 

Prepare and interpret financial reports

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

P15

 

Show the relationship between the business context and financial reporting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

P16

 

Apply techniques for understanding and managing people at work

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

P17

 

Apply the principles of marketing and the role of marketing management

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

PH BSc

PH MPhys

EngPH BSc

EngPH MPhys

PHMA BSc

PHMA MPhys

PHCos BSc

PHCos MPhys

SS&PH BSc

Ph w SS BSc

Ph w SS MPhys

Ph w Man

T1

 

Formulate problems in precise terms and identify key issues, construct logical arguments and use technical language correctly

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

T2

 

Communicate ideas concisely, accurately and informatively using both written and oral means

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

T3

 

Communicate complex scientific ideas concisely, accurately and informatively using both written and oral means

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

 

x

 

T4

 

Use standard IT packages and write computer programs

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

 

 

 

 

T5

 

Make effective use of IT tools for acquiring and processing information

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

x

x

x

T6

 

Retrieve and evaluate information from a range of primary and secondary sources and present complex information in a  clear and concise manner

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

 

T7

 

Work with others, as required, when carrying out tasks

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

 

T8

 

Demonstrate general study skills, including the ability to learn independently using a variety of media

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

 

T9

 

Demonstrate self-direction in tackling and solving problems and act autonomously in planning and implementing tasks

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

 

x

 

T10

 

Demonstrate time management and organisational skills

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

 

T11

 

Apply an engineering approach to the solution of problems

 

 

x

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Programme structure

Programme titles and codes:

Programme Code

Title

Award

Abbreviation

PHUB01

Physics

BSc

Ph

PHUM01

Physics

MPhys

Ph

PHUB02

Engineering Physics

BSc

Eng Ph

PHUM02

Engineering Physics

MPhys

Eng Ph

PHUB03

Physics and Mathematics

BSc

Ph & Math

PHUM03

Physics and Mathematics

MPhys

Ph & Math

PHUB05

Physics with Cosmology

BSc

Ph w Cos

PHUM05

Physics with Cosmology

MPhys

Ph w Cos

PHUB14

Sport Science and Physics

BSc

SS & Ph

PHUB15

Physics with Management

BSc

Ph w Man

PHUB14 (from 2014)

Physics with Sport Science

BSc

Ph w SS

PHUM14 (from 2014)

Physics with Sport Science

MPhys

Ph w SS

 

UCAS Codes:

Course

BSc

BSc with Placement

MPhys

MPhys with Placement

BSc with Foundation

Physics

F300

F301

F303

F304

F305

Engineering Physics

F311

F382

F312

F313

 

Physics with Cosmology

F3F5

F3FM

From 2014

From 2014

 

Physics and Mathematics

FG31

GF13

FG3C

FG3D

 

Sport Science and Physics

FC36

CF63

 

 

 

Physics with Sport Science

From 2014

From 2014

From 2014

From 2014

 

Physics with Management

Not available

Not available

 

 

 

 

Programme structure

Key
x = Compulsory Module
o = Optional Module

4.1 PART A

 

 

Cred

Sem

Ph

Eng Ph

Ph w Cos

Ph & Math

Ph  w SS (from 2014)

SS & Ph

MAA108

Mathematics for Physics 1

10

1

x

x

x

 

x

x

MAA208

Mathematics for Physics 2

10

2

x

x

x

 

x

x

MPA108

Mechanics of Materials

10

2

x

x

x

 

 

 

PHA101

Mechanics

15

1

x

x

x

x

x

x

PHA102

Electricity & Magnetism

15

1

x

x

x

x

x

x

PHA181

Physics Laboratory 1

10

1

x

x

x

 

 

 

PHA190

Information Skills

10

1

x

x

x

 

 

 

PHA201

Atomic and Thermal Physics

10

2

x

x

x

x

x

x

PHA290

Computing

10

2

x

x

x

x

 x

PHA220

Astronomy

10

2

x

x

x

 

 

 

PHA282

Physics Laboratory 2

10

2

x

x

x

 

 

 

PHA285

Joint Physics Lab 1

10

2

 

 

 

x

x

 

MAA160

Computer Applications in Mathematics

10

1

 

 

 

x

 

 

MAA150

Mathematical Methods 1

10

1

 

 

 

x

 

 

MAA142

Linear Algebra

10

1

 

 

 

x

 

 

MAA270

Introduction to Probability and Statistics

10

2

 

 

 

x

 

 

MAA250

Mathematical Methods 2

10

2

 

 

 

x

 

 

MAA242

Geometry and Groups

10

2

 

 

 

x

 

 

PSA001

Teaching and Coaching 1

20

1+2

 

 

 

 

 

x

PSA020

Exercise Physiology

10

1

 

 

 

 

x

x

PSA028

Biomechanics of Sport

10

1

 

 

 

 

x

x

PSA002

Fitness and Training

10

2

 

 

 

 

x

x

PSA026

Foundation of Sport and Exercise Psychology

10

2

 

 

 

 

x

x

  

4.2 PART B

     

 

Cred

Sem

Ph

Eng Ph

Ph w Cos

Ph & Math

Ph w SS  (from 2014)

SS & Ph

Ph & Man

PHA290

Computing

10

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

PHA285

Joint Physics Laboratory 1

10

2

 

 

 

 

 

x

x

PHB020

Practical Astronomy

10

1+2

 

 

x^

 

 

 

 

PHB101

Waves

10

1

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

PHB102

Physical Cosmology

10

1

o

 

x

 

 

 

 

PHB104

Quantum Mechanics 1

10

1

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

PHB106

Nuclear Physics

10

1

x

x

x

x

x

 

 

PHB210

Solid State Physics

10

2

x

x

x

x

x

 

 

PHB150

Business Skills for Scientists

10

1

o*

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHB180

Physics Laboratory 3

10

1

x

x

x

 

 

 

 

PHB201

Fields

10

2

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

PHB203

Thermal Physics

10

2

x

x

x

x

x

x

 

PHB204

Physics of Astrophysical Plasma

10

2

o

 

x

 

 

 

 

PHB207

Electronics

10

2

x

x

x*

 

 

 

 

PHB230

Science of the Internet and Networks in Nature and Society

10

2

o*

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHB280

Physics Laboratory 4

10

2

x

x

x

 

 

 

 

PHB285

Joint Physics Laboratory 2

10

2

 

 

 

x

x

 

 

MAB108

Mathematics for Physics 3

10

1

x

x

x

 

x

x

x

MMB300

Engineering Computation

10

1+2

o*

x

 

 

 

 

 

MMB104

Control Engineering

10

1

o*

x

 

 

 

 

 

EULxxx

Language in Sem 1

10

1

o

 

 

 

 

 

 

EULxxx

Language in Sem 2

10

2

o

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAA140

Analysis 1

10

1

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

MAA155

Introduction to Applied Mathematics

10

1

 

 

 

x^

 

 

 

MAB150

Vector Calculus

10

1

 

 

 

x*

 

 

 

MAB160

Numerical Methods 1

10

1

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

MAA270

Introduction to Probability and Statistics

10

2

 

 

 

x*

 

 

 

MAA240

Analysis 2

10

2

 

 

 

x^

 

 

 

MAB240

Fourier Analysis and Partial Differential Equations

10

2

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

PSB211

Exercise Physiology 2

20

1+2

 

 

 

 

x

o

 

PSB027

Acquiring Movement Skills

10

1

 

 

 

 

 

o

 

PSB029

Biomechanics of Sports Movements

10

1

 

 

 

 

 

o

 

PSB031

Psychological Issues and Strategies in Sport

10

1

 

 

 

 

x

o

 

PSB002

Structural Kinesiology

10

2

 

 

 

 

 

x

 

PSB026

Psycho-social Factors in Competitive Sport

10

2

 

 

 

 

 

o

 

PSB028

Methods of Analysis in Sports Biomechanics

10

2

 

 

 

 

x

o

 

BSB555

Organisational Studies

10

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

BSB560

Principles of Marketing

10

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

BSB580

Operations Management

10

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

BSB562

The Marketing Mix

10

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

BSB572

Management Science Methods

10

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

BSB550

Company Finance

10

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

o

BSB590

The Contemporary Business Environment

10

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

o

Part B Key

*   Only for 2013/14

^   From 2014/15 onwards

 

 4.3 PART C

 

 

Cred

Sem

Ph

Eng Ph

Ph w Cos

Ph & Math

Ph w SS

SS & Ph

Ph & Man

PHB203

Thermal Physics

10

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

PHB106

Nuclear Physics

10

1

 

 

 

 

 

x

x

PHB210

Solid State Physics

10

2

 

 

 

 

 

x

x

PHB150

Business Skills for Scientists

10

1

o

o

o

o

o

o

o

PHC001

Physics Project

30

1+2

xBSc

xBSc

 

o

xBSc

 

 

PHC002

Astrophysics Project

30

1+2

 

 

xBSc

 

 

 

 

PHC003

Physics and Management Project

20

1+2

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

PHC011

General Relativity and Cosmology

20

1+2

o

o

x

o

o

o

o

PHC012

Quantum Physics

20

1+2

o

o

o

o

o

o

o

PHC013

Statistical and Low Temperature Physics

20

1+2

o

o

o

o

o

o

o

PHC014

Condensed Matter Physics

20

1+2

o

o

o

o

o

o

o

PHC108

Modern Optics

10

1

o

o

o

o

o

o

o

PHC120

Surfaces, Thin Films and High Vacuum

10

1

o

o

o

o

o

o

o

PHC130

Fundamentals of Quantum Information

10

1

o

o

o

o

o

o

o

PHC180

Advanced Physics Laboratory

20

1

xMPhys

xMPhys

xMPhys

 

xMPhys

 

 

PHC186

Joint Physics Laboratory 3

10

1

 

 

 

 

 

x

 

PHC202

Superconductivity and Nanoscience

10

1

o

o

o

o

o

o

o

PHC205

Elementary Particle Physics

10

2

o

o

x~

o

o

o

o

PHC207

Climate Physics

10

2

o

o

o

o

o

o

o

PHC230

Quantum Computing

10

2

o

o

o

o

o

o

o

PHC286

Sport Science and Project

10

2

 

 

 

 

 

x

 

DSC023

Studies in Science and Mathematics Education

10

2

o

o

o

o

o

o

o

CMB010

Atomic Spectrometric Analysis

10

2

o<=30

 

o<=30

o<=30

o<=30

 

 

CMB020

Introduction to Forensic Science

10

2

o<=30

 

o<=30

o<=30

o<=30

 

 

EULxxx

Language Module, Sem 1

10

1

o<=30

 

o<=30

o<=30

o<=30

 

 

EULxxx

Language Module, Sem 2

10

2

o<=30

 

o<=30

o<=30

o<=30

 

 

ELC003

Renewable Energy Sources

15

1&2

o<=30

o>=50

o<=30

o<=30

o<=30

 

 

ELC014

Biophotonics Engineering

15

1&2

o<=30

o>=50

o<=30

o<=30

o<=30

 

 

ELC022

Power Electronics for Renewables

15

1&2

o<=30

o>=50

o<=30

o<=30

o<=30

 

 

ELC030

Bioelectricity - Fundamentals and Applications

15

1&2

o<=30

o>=50

o<=30

o<=30

o<=30

 

 

MMC900

Computer Control and Instrumentation

10

1

o<=30

o>=50

o<=30

o<=30

o<=30

 

 

MPC111

Advanced Principles of Materials

10

1

o<=30

o>=50

o<=30

o<=30

o<=30

 

 

MPC111

Advanced Principles of Materials

10

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MPC114

Composite Materials

10

1

o<=30

o>=50

o<=30

o<=30

o<=30

 

 

MPC101

Sustainability, Recycling and Environmental Issues

10

1

o<=30

o>=50

o<=30

o<=30

o<=30

 

 

MMC101

Vibration and Noise

10

2

o<=30

o>=50

o<=30

o<=30

o<=30

 

 

MMC301

Computer Aided Engineering

10

2

o<=30

o>=50

o<=30

o<=30

o<=30

 

 

MMC700

Sports Engineering

10

2

o<=30

o>=50

o<=30

o<=30

o<=30

 

 

MMC800

Internal Combustion Engines

20

2

o<=30

o>=50

o<=30

o<=30

o<=30

 

 

MMC802

Computational Fluid Dynamics I

10

2

o<=30

o>=50

o<=30

o<=30

o<=30

 

 

MPC014

Materials in Service

10

2

o<=30

o>=50

o<=30

o<=30

o<=30

 

 

MPC108

Surface Engineering

10

2

o<=30

o>=50

o<=30

o<=30

o<=30

 

 

MAC108

Mathematics for Physics 4

10

1

o

o

o

 

o

o

o

MAC150

Inviscid Fluid Mechanics

10

1

o<=30

 

o<=30

o

o<=30

 

 

MAC300

BSc Mathematics Project

20

1+2

 

 

 

o

 

 

 

MAB170

Probability Theory

10

1

 

 

 

o

 

 

 

MAC148

Introduction to Dynamical Systems

10

1

 

 

 

o

 

 

 

MAC175

Operational Research

10

1

 

 

 

o

 

 

 

MAC197

Introduction to Differential Geometry

10

1

 

 

 

o

 

 

 

MAB250

ODEs and Calculus of Variations

10

2

 

 

 

o

 

 

 

MAB270

Statistical Modelling

10

2

 

 

 

o

 

 

 

MAC249

Linear Differential Equations

10

2

 

 

 

o

 

 

 

MAC251

Vibrations and Waves

10

2

 

 

 

o

 

 

 

MAC272

Random Processes and Time Series Analysis

10

2

 

 

 

o

 

 

 

MAC297

Mathematical Biology

10

2

 

 

 

o

 

 

 

MAC298

Elements of Topology

10

2

 

 

 

o

 

 

 

PSC021

Physiology of Exercise and Health

20

1

 

 

 

 

 

o

 

PSC022

Sport and Exercise Medicine

10

1

 

 

 

 

 

o

 

PSC028

Advanced Methods of Analysis in Sports Biomechanics

10

1

 

 

 

 

o/x*

o

 

PSC031

Psychology of Sporting Excellence

20

1

 

 

 

 

x

o

 

PSC019

Applied Physiology of Sports Performance

10

2

 

 

 

 

x

o

 

PSC020

Sport Nutrition

10

2

 

 

 

 

 

o

 

PSC026

Exercise Psychology

20

2

 

 

 

 

 

o

 

PSC027

Motor Control of Sports Movement

10

2

 

 

 

 

 

o

 

PSC029

Mechanics of Sport Techniques

10

2

 

 

 

 

o/x*

o

 

BSC570

Strategic Management

20

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

BSC105

International Human Resource Management

10

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

o

BSC110

Marketing Strategy and Planning

10

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

o

BSC120

Risk Management

10

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

o

BSC124

Marketing Communications

10

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

o

BSC522

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

10

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

o

BSC042

Corporate and Wholesale Banking

10

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

o

BSC052

International Management and the Business Context

10

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

o

BSC140

Lean Operations

10

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

o

BSC112

Marketing Strategy Simulation

10

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

o

Part C Key

†        BSc Physics and Mathematics must take either PHC001 or MAC300

BSc     Compulsory only for BSC students

MPhys  Compulsory only for MPhys students

*        PSC029 and PSC028 are optional for the BSc and compulsory for the MPhys for Ph w SS

<=30   Up to 30 credits of engineering options can be taken from the list supplied

>=50       Students must take at least 50 credits of engineering options from the list supplied

~       MPhys students may take PHD205 in Part D, having taken PHC012 in Part C

 

 4.4 PART D

 

 

Cred

Sem

Ph

Eng Ph

Ph w Cos

Ph & Math

Ph w SS

PHD001

Physics Research Project

60

1+2

x

x

 

 

x

PHD002

Astrophysics Research Project

60

1+2

 

 

x

 

 

PHD004

Mathematical Physics Research Project

60

1+2

 

 

 

x

 

PHD013

Statistical and Low Temperature Physics

20

1+2

o

o

o

o

o

PHD120

Surfaces, Thin Films and High Vacuum

10

1

o

o

o

o

o

PHD130

Fundamentals of Quantum Information

10

1

o

o

o

o

o

PHD202

Superconductivity and Nanoscience

10

2

o

o

o

o

o

PHD205

Elementary Particle Physics

10

2

o

o

o~

o

o

PHD230

Quantum Computing

10

2

o

o

o

o

o

MAD102

Regular and Chaotic Dynamics

15

1

o

o

o

o

o

MAP102

Programming and Numerical  Methods

15

1

o

o

o

o

o

MAP111

Mathematical Modelling of Industrial Problems 1

15

1

o

o

o

o

o

MAP202

Static and Dynamic Optimisation

15

2

o

o

o

o

o

MAP211

Mathematical Modelling of Industrial Problems 2

15

2

o

o

o

o

o

MAP213

Fluid Mechanics

15

2

o

o

o

o

o

ELD533

Solar Power 1

15

1

o<=30

o30-60

o<=30

o<=30

o<=30

ELD534

Wind Power 1

15

1

o<=30

o30-60

o<=30

o<=30

o<=30

ELP002

MATLAB as a Scientific Programming Language

15

1

o<=30

o30-60

o<=30

o<=30

o<=30

ELD035

Water Power

15

1

o<=30

o30-60

o<=30

o<=30

o<=30

MMP130

Structural Analysis

15

1

o<=30

o30-60

o<=30

o<=30

o<=30

MPP501

Polymer Properties

15

1

o<=30

o30-60

o<=30

o<=30

o<=30

MPP502

Polymer Science

15

1

o<=30

o30-60

o<=30

o<=30

o<=30

MPP551

Advanced Characterisation Techniques

15

1

o<=30

o30-60

o<=30

o<=30

o<=30

ELD540

Advanced Photovoltaics

10

2

o<=30

o30-60

o<=30

o<=30

o<=30

ELD541

Wind Power 2

10

2

o<=30

o30-60

o<=30

o<=30

o<=30

MMD900

Mechatronics

20

2

o<=30

o30-60

o<=30

o<=30

o<=30

MMD902

Laser and Optical Measurements

20

2

o<=30

o30-60

o<=30

o<=30

o<=30

MMP103

Simulation of Advanced Materials and Processes

15

2

o<=30

o30-60

o<=30

o<=30

o<=30

MPD103

Tomorrow's Materials

10

2

o<=30

o30-60

o<=30

o<=30

o<=30

MPP556

Materials Modelling

15

2

o<=30

o30-60

o<=30

o<=30

o<=30

Part D Key

<=30    Students can take up to 30 credits of engineering D or P modules from the list provided

30-60   Engineering Physics students must take between 30 and 60 credits of engineering  D or P modules from the list provided

~       Compulsory for all students who did not take PHC205 in Part C

 

Total Modular Weighting per Semester

Students normally study modules with a total weight of 60 in each semester.  However, in Part C and D, students may be allowed to study modules up to a total weight of 70 in a semester, 120 in the Part, subject to the consent of the Head of Department.

 

Optional Modules not Listed

In exceptional circumstances and at the discretion of the Teaching Coordinator or Head of Department, candidates may be allowed to substitute an alternative Loughborough University module of the appropriate Part for any of the optional modules above.

 

Part I of the BSc and MPhys Programmes

BSc candidates opting to take eight semester and MPhys candidates opting to take ten semesters are required to spend the year following Part B either (a) an approved course of study at a University abroad or (b) professional training.  These lead to the awards of the Diploma in International Studies or the Diploma in Industrial Studies respectively in accordance with Regulation XI.

 

With the permission of the Programme Tutor, MPhys candidates may take this study/training following Part C.

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

In order to progress from Part A to Part B, from Part B to C, from C to D (if applicable) and to be eligible for the award of an Honours degree, candidates must satisfy the minimum credit requirements set out in Regulation XX.

 

Physics and Mathematics BSc and MPhys Additional Progression Requirements

Part A to Part B

Candidates must, in addition, achieve at least 40% in core Mathematics Modules MAA150 Mathematical Methods 1, MAA142 Linear Algebra, MAA270 Introduction to Probability and Statistics, MAA250 Mathematical Methods 2

 

MPhys Additional Progression Requirements

Part B to Part C

In order to progress from Part B to Part C the overall average mark for Part B must be at least 50%

 

MPhys candidates who fail, after any re-assessment

At the discretion of the Programme Board any MPhys candidate who fails, after any re-assessment, at the end of Part C or Part D, who has satisfied the credit requirements for the equivalent BSc award may be awarded that degree, the classification being based on the average mark obtained in Parts B and C in exactly the same way as for the BSc Degree (see table in Section 6 'Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the Purposes of Final Degree Classification' below).

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the Purposes of Final Degree Classification

Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the purposes of Final Degree Classification

Candidates' final degree classification will be determined on the basis of their performance in degree level Module Assessments in Parts B and C (and D if applicable). The average percentage mark for each Part will be combined in the ratio specified in the following table.

 

BSc Candidates

Part B : Part C

40 : 60

MPhys Candidates

Part B : Part C : Part D

20 : 40 : 40

 

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