Year In Industry (Academic Assessment) - EENG7920

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2024 to 2025
Combined Autumn Spring Summer 5 30 (15) Yong Yan checkmark-circle


Students spend a year (usually a minimum of 44 weeks) doing paid work in an organisation outside the University, in an industrial, commercial, public sector, or similar setting, applying and enhancing the skills and techniques they have developed and studied in the earlier stages of their degree course.
The Assessments required for this module should provide evidence of the subject specific and generic learning outcomes, and of reflection by the student on them as an independent learner.
The placement work they do is entirely under the direction of their industrial supervisor, but support is provided by the University. This support includes ensuring that the work they are being expected to do is such that they can meet the learning outcomes of this 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 by the University. It is also dependent on students progressing satisfactorily from Stage 2 of their studies.
Students who do not obtain a placement will be required to transfer to the appropriate course without a Year in Industry.


Contact hours

Total contact hours: 0
Private study hours: 300
Total study hours: 300

Method of assessment

Reflective Report – 6 pages (100%

Indicative reading


Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate understanding of how their employer's business fits into the wider economic context, and how their role and activities fit into this;
2. Apply intellectual skills specified for the course and developed during the earlier stages of the course from the perspective of a commercial or industrial organisation
3. Demonstrate presentation and report-writing skills, including effective communication to a wider audience, conciseness, and use of applicable visual aids;
4. Reflect on on-going personal and professional development.


  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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