Industrial Placement Experience - CO792

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2021 to 2022
Canterbury
Autumn and Spring 5 90 (45) checkmark-circle

Overview

Students spend a year (minimum 44 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 with the School. 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.

Details

Contact hours

Total contact hours: 0
Private study hours: 900
Total study hours: 900

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods
Portfolio and Logbook (pass/fail)
Performance Evaluation (pass/fail)

Reassessment methods
Like for like where possible. Due to the nature of this module, and the necessity of an corporate partner, it is not necessarily possible to retrieve credit for this module. In such cases, the student can transfer to the equivalent degree programme without a year in industry.

Indicative reading

None

Learning outcomes

8. The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
8.1 Gain knowledge and understanding of aspects of the core subject areas from the perspective of a commercial or industrial organisation;
8.2 Apply intellectual skills specified for the programme and developed during the earlier stages of the programme from the perspective of a commercial or industrial organisation
8.3 Apply subject-specific skills specified for the programme and developed during the earlier stages of the programme from the perspective of a commercial or industrial organisation
9. The intended generic learning outcomes.

On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
9.1 Work effectively as a member of a professional team
9.2 Make succinct presentations (in any form) to a range of audiences about technical problems and their solutions
9.3 Make effective use of general IT facilities including information retrieval skills
9.4 Depending on the requirements of the placement, understand and explain the quantitative dimensions of a problem
9.5 Manage personal learning and development, including time management and organisational skills
9.6 Appreciate the need for, and have engaged in, continuing professional development

Notes

  1. Credit level 5. Intermediate level module usually taken in Stage 2 of an undergraduate degree.
  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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