Industrial Placement Experience - MA5801

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2019-20
Canterbury Yearlong
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5 90 (45)

Pre-requisites

Co-requisite MAST5802 Industrial Placement (Report and Presentation)

Restrictions

None

2019-20

Overview

Students spend a year (minimum 900 hours) doing paid work in an organisation outside the University, usually in an industrial or commercial environment, 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 by the SMSAS Placement Officer or a member of the academic 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 this module is dependent on students obtaining an appropriate placement, for which support and guidance is provided through the School in the year leading up to the placement. It is also dependent on students progressing from Stage 2 of their studies.

Students who do not obtain a placement will be required to transfer to the appropriate programme without a Year in Industry.

Details

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Method of assessment

Each of the following three components is assessed on a pass / fail basis.

Employer Evaluation - Two forms completed by supervisor with review meeting lasting no more than half a day
Reviews and End of Year Development Plan - Two CPD Reviews and a Development Plan, each of approx. 2-3 pages
On-line Blogs - Weekly blogs during first month, monthly thereafter, each consisting of 400-700 words

Indicative reading

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
1 demonstrate that they can perform effectively in a work based environment;
2 identify and discuss examples of the links between academic theory and practical application;
3 demonstrate an enhanced capacity for independent thought and work;
4 reflect on on-going personal and professional development.

The intended generic learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
1 demonstrate a wide range of generic/transferable skills, including communication and the ability to work in a team
2 identify actions required for their career development.

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