Industrial Placement Experience (3 Months) - COMP9150

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Module delivery information

This module is not currently running in 2024 to 2025.


Students spend a period working in an industrial, commercial, public sector or similar setting, applying and enhancing the skills and techniques they have developed and studied in the earlier during their MSc programme. The work is undertaken under the direction of their industrial supervisor, but support is provided by the CEMS Employability and Placements Team . 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.
Participation in the placement year, and hence in this module, is dependent on students obtaining an appropriate placement, for which support and guidance is provided through the CEMS Employability and Placements Team. It is also dependent on students progressing satisfactorily in their studies.
Students who do not obtain a placement will be required to transfer to the appropriate course without an Industrial Placement.


Contact hours

Total contact hours: 0
Private study hours vary with module and exact duration of placement but are typically: COMP9150 (CO915) = 150

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods
Each of the following components is assessed on a pass / fail basis.
Logbook or Journal or Blog
Employer Evaluation - Two forms (interim and final) completed by industrial supervisor

Indicative reading

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Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
1. Enhance subject-specific skills developed earlier within the course.
2. Utilise course-specific skills and techniques within an industrial or similar context.
3. Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the challenges involved with working on real-world problems.


  1. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  2. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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