Nano Scientific Project, 6 credits

Nanovetenskapligt projekt, 6 hp

NFYA04

Main field of study

Physics

Course level

First cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Johanna Rosén

Director of studies or equivalent

Magnus Johansson

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 40 h
Recommended self-study hours: 120 h
ECV = Elective / Compulsory / Voluntary
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus ECV
6KFYN Physics and Nanotechnology 5 (Autumn 2017) 1, 2 1, 4 Swedish Linköping C

Main field of study

Physics

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level

G2X

Course offered for

  • Physics and Nanotechnology

Prerequisites

Former courses in physics.

Intended learning outcomes

The aim of the course is that the student shall develop skills in planning, conducting and presenting a scientific project, while increasing his/her understanding of selected research areas within nano science. The projects are well defined sub projects within currently ongoing research at IFM. After completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • describe one research area (specific for the course) within nano science
  • conduct a scientific research project within nano science
  • analyze and evaluate the project in the light of the current research frontier
  • present the project in writing in the form of a short scientific paper
  • present as well as defend the project orally
  • be the opponent of a similar project.

Course content

The following will be part of the course:

  • a survey of ongoing research at IFM
  • research methods and research strategies
  • handling a research project (CDIO)
  • how to perform a literature survey
  • the basics of writing a scientific paper
  • how to prepare a scientific presentation.
For the specific research project in focus, the course will also include:
  • associated theory
  • measurement and/or computational principles
  • methods for evaluation of measured or calculated data
  • principles of documentation.

The student is expected to (under supervision) attain an increased understanding of the research area prior to lab exercises.

Teaching and working methods

All participants will meet regularly in the lectures and seminars of the course. In parallel, project work will be performed in groups of 2-3 students, under the guidance of a researcher from IFM. Individual work is performed mainly during literature studies and paper writing, the latter partly under supervision.
The course runs over the entire autumn semester.

Examination

UPG2Oral Presentation or Opposition1 creditsU, G
UPG1A Written Report in the Form of a "Scientific Article"5 creditsU, G
Grades are given as ’Fail’ or ’Pass’.

Grades

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Department

Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi

Director of Studies or equivalent

Magnus Johansson

Examiner

Johanna Rosén

Course website and other links

http://www.ifm.liu.se/undergrad/fysikgtu/coursepage.html?selection=all&sort=kk

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 40 h
Recommended self-study hours: 120 h

Course literature

Artiklar
Code Name Scope Grading scale
UPG2 Oral Presentation or Opposition 1 credits U, G
UPG1 A Written Report in the Form of a "Scientific Article" 5 credits U, G
Grades are given as ’Fail’ or ’Pass’.
Artiklar

Note: The course matrix might contain more information in Swedish.

I = Introduce, U = Teach, A = Utilize
I U A Modules Comment
1. DISCIPLINARY KNOWLEDGE AND REASONING
1.1 Knowledge of underlying mathematics and science (G1X level)
X
X
X
UPG1
UPG2

                            
1.2 Fundamental engineering knowledge (G1X level)

                            
1.3 Further knowledge, methods, and tools in one or several subjects in engineering or natural science (G2X level)

                            
1.4 Advanced knowledge, methods, and tools in one or several subjects in engineering or natural sciences (A1X level)

                            
1.5 Insight into current research and development work

                            
2. PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES
2.1 Analytical reasoning and problem solving
X
UPG1
UPG2

                            
2.2 Experimentation, investigation, and knowledge discovery
X
UPG1
UPG2

                            
2.3 System thinking

                            
2.4 Attitudes, thought, and learning
X

                            
2.5 Ethics, equity, and other responsibilities

                            
3. INTERPERSONAL SKILLS: TEAMWORK AND COMMUNICATION
3.1 Teamwork
X

                            
3.2 Communications
X
UPG1
UPG2

                            
3.3 Communication in foreign languages
X

                            
4. CONCEIVING, DESIGNING, IMPLEMENTING AND OPERATING SYSTEMS IN THE ENTERPRISE, SOCIETAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTEXT
4.1 External, societal, and environmental context

                            
4.2 Enterprise and business context

                            
4.3 Conceiving, system engineering and management

                            
4.4 Designing

                            
4.5 Implementing

                            
4.6 Operating

                            
5. PLANNING, EXECUTION AND PRESENTATION OF RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS WITH RESPECT TO SCIENTIFIC AND SOCIETAL NEEDS AND REQUIREMENTS
5.1 Societal conditions, including economic, social, and ecological aspects of sustainable development for knowledge development

                            
5.2 Economic conditions for knowledge development

                            
5.3 Identification of needs, structuring and planning of research or development projects
X
UPG1
UPG2

                            
5.4 Execution of research or development projects
X
UPG1
UPG2

                            
5.5 Presentation and evaluation of research or development projects
X
UPG1
UPG2

                            

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