Exploratory Practical Laboratory (Glasgow) ENG5310

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Engineering
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

Student will be based within research groups to conduct short research-oriented training projects relevant to the Photonics Integration and Advanced Data Storage CDT research themes.  Students will be supported by skills training in research methods, including scientific methods, presentation skills and library access.  A similar option will be taught at Queen's University in Belfast in Semester 2.


To be confirmed

Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses

EXT5260 Group Project




40% Report:  Written report on laboratory project (assessment on quality of presentation/structure, use of science/engineering terms, literature and context, analysis of results and critical thought/comment)


40% Project Output (Other than dissertation): outcomes demonstrated to project supervisor (assessment on achievement, leadership in shaping direction, interaction with others)


20% Oral Assessment & Presentation

Main Assessment In: December

Course Aims

The aims of this course are to:

■ provide training in practical aspects of photonics integration and data storage;

■ develop generic experimental, research and transferable skills;

■ develop skills in solving problems associated with photonics integration and data storage.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ propose and assess a range of solutions to a photonics integration and data storage problem against pertinent criteria;

■ analyse and evaluate experimental data;

■ make quantitative and qualitative judgements regarding the fundamental and practical limitations of a range of photonics integration and data storage techniques.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components of the course's summative assessment.


Students must attend at least 75% of the timetabled classes of the course.