Physics and Communication Skills

School of Physics and Astronomy

College of Engineering and Physical Sciences


Code 00976

Level of study First Year

Credit value 10

Semester 1

Module description

WorkshopThis module comprises a series of workshops at which physics understanding is developed through solving general problems. Training is also provided in various communication skills through essay writing, report presentation and oral presentations.


  • S1 Careers Project 7.5%, /15
  • S1 Poster 10%, /100
  • S1 Skills Test 10%, /50
  • S1 Student Talk (in tutorial) 5%, /20
  • S2 Skills & Specialism Exam/Cont Assess Concepts 25%, /100
  • S2 Essay (lab for TPAM/TP (no lab)) 7.5%, /100

ComputingThe use of a mathematical analysis package (MathCad) and programming skills (C++) are introduced and developed during weekly periods in the computing laboratory.
  • S1 Computing 17.5%, /100
  • S2 Computing 17.5%, /100.