Physics BSc (Hons) - 2017/8

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 6

Final award and programme/pathway title

BSc (Hons) Physics

Subsidary award(s)

Award Title
Ord Physics
DipHE Physics
CertHE Physics

Professional recognition

Institute of Physics (IOP)

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time UCK10001 360 credits and 180 ECTS credits
Full-time with PTY UCK10001 480 credits and 240 ECTS credits

JACs code

F300

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Physics, astronomy and astrophysics

Other internal and / or external reference points

N/A

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences - Physics

Programme Leader

CLOWES SK Dr (Physics)

Date of production/revision of spec

21/11/2017

Educational aims of the programme

To provide a range of physics-based degree pathways, matched to the needs of industry and society and to the aspirations of students

Develop students' base of knowledge, understanding and practical/computing skills, plus their mathematical, conceptual, communication and problem-solving skills, so as to prepare them for Employment or further study with the expertise expected of a physicist

Allow students flexibility in studying specialist subjects in areas of physics or in other areas of interest that are related to likely professional pathways for physics graduates

Count towards qualifying graduates for AMlnstP, MInstP and Chartered Physicist status with the loP

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
Physics Fundamentals: electromagnetism, quantum & classical mechanics, thermodynamics, wave phenomena, properties of matter K CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Mathematical methods and concepts appropriate to the description of physics and physics problems K CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Specialised topics within physics in a broad coverage of specialised topics K Ord, BSc (Hons)
Scientific method as demonstrated by development of theories and planning of experiments K Ord, BSc (Hons)
Practical methods for performing and analysing experiments K CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Appropriate IT & computer programming methods K CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Conceptualise practical and abstract problems in physics and related areas C CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Identify relevant principles in physics problems C CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Formulate mathematical methods of description, solution of problems in physics and related areas C CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Formulate mathematical models for computer C CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Descriptions of physical phenomena C CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Cognise numerical data C CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Interpret data taking into account possible incompleteness, experimental and statistical error C Ord, BSc (Hons)
Use existing qualitative and/or good understanding of physical theories to assimilate new theories and information C Ord, BSc (Hons)
Formulate suitable methods of presentation of data to communicate results effectively C CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Plan & execute an experiment/investigation P CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Analyse numerical results of an experiment or investigation and evaluate and interpret experimental errors and significance P CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Use appropriate IT with familiarity P DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Competently and effectively present numerical and graphical data, including use of appropriate computer packages P CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Clearly and accurately communicate results, including report writing P CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Plan and undertake an individual project and access relevant literature P Ord, BSc (Hons)
Show sound familiarity with basic physics apparatus P DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Formulate problems into soluble form T Ord, BSc (Hons)
Solve problems with well-defined solutions T CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Solve open-ended problems T Ord, BSc (Hons)
Undertake independent investigations T Ord, BSc (Hons)
Read demanding texts T Ord, BSc (Hons)
Communicate complex information in a clear and concise fashion T Ord, BSc (Hons)
Manipulate precise and intricate ideas T Ord, BSc (Hons)
Construct logical arguments T CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Pick up and use new IT packages T CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Pick up and use new computer languages T CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over three academic years, consisting of 360 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5 and 6). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Full-time with PTY

This Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over four academic years, consisting of 480 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5, 6 and the optional professional training year). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Professional Training Year (PTY) - Professional Training Year

Module code Module title Status Credits Semester
PHYP006 PROFESSIONAL TRAINING YEAR MODULE (FULL-YEAR WORK) Compulsory 120 Year-long

Optional modules for Professional Training Year (PTY) - Professional Training Year

N/A

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guess Speakers / Visiting Academics Y
Professional Training Year (PTY) Y
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) Y Yes
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) N
ERASMUS Study (that is not taken during Level P) Y
Study exhange(s) (that are not part of the ERASMUS scheme) Y Yes
Dual degree N

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.