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PH3101   Physics Laboratory 1

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF level 9

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: 2.00 pm - 5.30 pm Mon and 2.00 pm - 5.30 pm Thu

The aims of the module are (i) to familiarise students with a wide variety of experimental techniques and equipment, and (ii) to instill an appreciation of the significance of experiments and their results. The module consists of sub-modules on subjects such as solid state physics, lasers, interfacing, and signal processing and related topics.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass PH2012 and ( pass MT2501 and pass MT2503 )

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2 x 3.5-hour laboratories.

Scheduled learning hours: 72

Guided independent study hours: 78

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 100%

Re-assessment: No Re-assessment available - laboratory based


Module teaching staff: Dr C Rae and others

Additional information from school

Please see also the information in the School¿s Handbook for Honours modules available via This link also gives access to timetables for the modules.