Postgraduate taught 

Nanoscience & Nanotechnology MSc

Applied Optics PHYS5002

  • Academic Session: 2018-19
  • School: School of Physics and Astronomy
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

To provide students with an opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding of the key principles and applications of Applied Optics, and their relevance to current developments in physics, at a level appropriate for a professional physicist.

Timetable

  18 lectures, typically 2 lectures per week

Requirements of Entry

This course is normally only open to students who meet the requirements for entry, or progression, for a degree programme which includes Applied Optics as an elective or compulsory course.

 

Applied Optics is an elective course for the following degree programmes:

 

MSci Physics, MSci Theoretical Physics, MSci Physics with Astrophysics

 

 

Applied Optics is a prohibited course for the following degree programmes:

 

BSc (Honours) Physics, BSc (Honours) Combined Physics, BSc (Honours) Chemical Physics, BSc (Honours) Physics with Astrophysics, BSc (Designated) Physics, BSc (Designated) Combined Physics, BSc (Designated) Physics with Astrophysics, MSci Combined Physics, MSci Chemical Physics, MSci Chemical Physics with Work Placement.

 

Also, students must normally have attended previously, and been examined in, the following pre-requisite courses:

 

Modern Optics

 

 

Excluded Courses

None

Assessment

Examination (100%)

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

To provide students with an opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding of the key principles and applications of Applied Optics, and their relevance to current developments in physics, at a level appropriate for a professional physicist.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of the course students will be able to demonstrate a knowledge and broad understanding of Applied Optics, and show a critical awareness of the significance and importance of the topics, methods and techniques discussed in the lectures and their relationship to concepts presented in other courses. They should be able to describe and analyse quantitatively processes, relationships and techniques relevant to the topics included in the course outline, applying these ideas and techniques to analyse critically and solve advanced or complex problems which may include unseen elements. They should be able to write down and, where appropriate, either prove or explain the underlying basis of physical laws relevant to the course topics, and discuss their applications.

 

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Not applicable