OverviewA synopsis of the curriculumStudents spend a year (minimum 30 weeks) working in an industrial or commercial setting, applying and enhancing the skills and techniques they have developed and studied in the earlier stages of their degree programme. The work they do is entirely under the direction of their industrial supervisor, but support is provided via a dedicated Placement Support Officer within the department. This support includes ensuring that the work they are being expected to do is such that they can meet the learning outcomes of the module. Note that participation in this module is dependent on students obtaining an appropriate placement, for which guidance is provided through the department in the year leading up to the placement. Students who do not obtain a placement will be required to transfer to the appropriate programme without a Year in Industry.
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During their placement, students will learn to apply the knowledge, understanding and skills they have developed during the earlier stages of their programme to “real world” tasks in an industrial or commercial setting (programme learning outcomes A13, B8 and C13).
Work effectively as a member of a professional team. (D1)
Make succinct presentations to a range of audiences about technical problems and their solutions (D2).
Make effective use of general IT facilities; information retrieval skills (D3)
Depending on the requirements of the placement, understand and explain the quantitative dimensions of a problem (D4)
Manage their own learning and development, including time management and organisational skills (D5)
Appreciate the need for, and have engaged in, continuing professional development (D6)