10 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: Doctoral researchers need many skills to be able to succeed; both in the technical area of research and professionally throughout their research career. Novel materials and manufacturing research is essential in many global challenge areas; particularly the delivery of a low carbon economy (e.g. more efficient battery materials, lower weight components, sustainable sourcing, lower energy manufacturing), and the success of these research outputs is significantly determined by its public, political and social acceptance. This module aims to provide you with the multi-faceted skills required for success in the modern research environment, focusing on Responsible innovation, Attitudes and behaviour, and Communication skills.

Restrictions on availability: Available to students in CDT Advanced Metallics only.

Teaching Methods: Seminars, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Presentation

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

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Teaching methods and assessment displayed on this page are indicative for 2021-22. Students will be informed by the academic department of any changes made necessary by the ongoing pandemic.

Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK