Cannot be taken with: MAT320, MAT405, MAT6670

Aims/Description: This module teaches you the skills needed to search for scientific literature as well as technical skills for presenting data. The module includes searching for literature, how to avoid plagiarism, referencing, data analysis, formatting documents, drawing high quality graphs, critically reviewing literature and giving presentations. Exercises on each part of the module will be used throughout and assessment will be on a written lab report produced at the end of the module. 

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Classroom testing

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Materials Science and Engineering):

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