Industrial Placement Report - BUSN9176

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2024 to 2025
Autumn Term 7 15 (7.5) Nicola Urquhart checkmark-circle


Students will spend a period of time working in an industrial or organisational setting, applying and enhancing the skills and techniques they have learned on the programme. Work will be carried out under the direction of a placement supervisor. This support will include ensuring that the work they are expected to do within the placement company/organisation meets the learning outcomes of the module.


Contact hours

Total contact hours: 0
Private study hours: 150
Total study hours: 150

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods
Reflective report (3000 words) (100%)

Reassessment methods

Indicative reading

Cottrell, S. (2015), Skills for success: the personal development planning handbook, 2nd edition, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes (SLO).
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
- Enhance subject-specific skills developed earlier within the programme.
- Utilise programme specific skills techniques within an industrial context.
- Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the challenges involved with working on real-world problems.

The intended generic learning outcomes (GLO).
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
- Deal with complex issues both systematically and creatively.
- Plan, work, and study independently and use relevant resources in a manner that reflects good practice.
- Manage their own learning and development, including time management and organisational skills.
- Apply knowledge and skills gained through academic study within a working environment.


  1. Credit level 7. Undergraduate or postgraduate masters level module.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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