Cannot be taken with: FCE001, FCE002
Pre-requisites: Foundation Year Science entry requirements

Co-requisites: MAS003, PHY009

Aims/Description: This module will introduce: 1. Practical skills common to physics and broad based science and engineering themes. It will develop student practice in performing laboratory experiments using a range of measurement techniques, understanding errors, writing method statements, using appropraite graphing and statistical techniques, and drawing valid conclusions. 2. Communication skills in presenting information both formally and informally, verbal and written. 3. Group work and organisational skills needed to become a successful student.

Staff Contact: Sarah Power
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Lab work, group project in semester 1 assessed by presentation, 360 group feedback and judging panel on assessment day.

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Faculty of Engineering):

Departmental Home Page
Teaching timetable


The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers. In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.

URLs used in these pages are subject to year-on-year change. For this reason we recommend that you do not bookmark these pages or set them as favourites.

Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK