Industrial Placement Experience (12 Months) - COMP9180

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2023 to 2024
Combined Autumn Spring Summer & Vacation 7 105 (52.5) Virginia Franqueira checkmark-circle


Students spend a period (minimum 36 weeks and maximum 44 weeks) 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 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 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: 1050
Total study hours: 1050

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. 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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