Pre-requisites: First Degree in Physical Science, Electrical or Materials Engineering or Cognate Discipline

Aims/Description: This 60 credit module is a research level Masters project. By successfully completing this module, the student will have demonstrated an ability to work in a research group on a project of interest at the forefront of scientific developments in an area of nanoscale science or technology. An important learning outcome is that the student will be cognisant with scientific research and should have the ability to understand what is expected of students undertaking doctoral research. The student should recognise why the project area is important in the broader field of nanotechnology, should have good understanding of how the relevant techniques work and of the science involved.

Staff Contact: Professor Barry T Pickup
Teaching Methods: Tutorials, Fieldwork, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Project work, continuous assessment and oral presentation.

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