50 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: The topic of the research project will be set in consultation with the Course Directors during the first weeks of the Second Semester. Work on the project will formally be undertaken during the Second Semester. The aim is to expose you to the key skills required to complete a project with the major focus being on developing a wide range of experimental and transferable skills that will be subsequently used in a PhD/EngD project together with an understanding of the sponsoring company's business. The mini project will also assess your ability to undertake a large-scale original research project.

Restrictions on availability: Yes, this unit is specific to the Department of Materials Science & Engineering (UoS) and The School of Materials (UoM). This unit requires significant background knowledge in many areas

Staff Contact: BROWN SHARON
Teaching Methods: Seminars, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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