Year In Industry (Academic Assessment) - EL792

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2020 to 2021
Yearlong 5 30 (15) checkmark-circle


Students 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 and Placement Tutor within 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.

Note that participation in this module is dependent on students obtaining an appropriate placement, for which guidance is provided through the School in the years 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.


Contact hours

300 hours private study and commercial practice


Whole Year

Method of assessment

Report (6000 words) 80%
Poster Presentation 20%

Indicative reading

Learning outcomes

On successfully completing the module students will have:
1. developed an understanding of a company and its business;
2. developed an understanding of their role within a team within the company;
3. acquired business knowledge and skills;
4. developed inter-personal skills and have an appreciation of these;
5. acquired technical skills relevant to the chosen business.


  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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