Aims/Description: Students are required to undertake Tribology Master-classes, designed to promote the formation of a strong cohort and up-skill all students to the same level of technical expertise and personal effectiveness throughout the first year of their PhD study. This is an informal (i.e. not assessed) module and will include an introduction to tribology, a series of Industry visits, training sessions and a chance for the cohort to be involved in industry based activity. A list of tasks will be provided at the start of the module from which students will choose from after undertaking their training analysis with supervisors.

Staff Contact: Kimberley Matthews
Teaching Methods: Seminars, Problem solving, Laboratory work, Fieldwork
Assessment: Reflective log half-hour per session

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