Industrial Placement Report and Presentation - MA976

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2019-20
Canterbury Yearlong
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7 30 (15) DR I Wood







Students spend a period 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 earlier during their degree programme. Employer evaluation, personal and professional reviews and on-line blogs are assessed.


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Method of assessment

This module is assessed by the following. The module mark is based on:
• A Placement Report of up to 5,000 words or 15 pages in length – 50% of total module mark;
• Production of an industrial placement poster, and delivering a short presentation based on the poster – 50 % of total module mark.

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Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
A variety of subject-specific learning outcomes will be consolidated and extended but the particular set will vary between industrial placements.
1 Application of subject-specific skills relating to the programme of study (Mathematics, Statistics, Statistics with Finance or Applied Actuarial Science as appropriate) in a professional context.

The intended generic learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
1 Plan, work and study independently and to use relevant resources in a manner that reflects good practice, exercising initiative and personal responsibility.
2 Make effective use of general IT facilities including information retrieval skills.
3 Manage their own learning and development, including time management and organisational skills.
4 Appreciate the importance of continued professional development as part of lifelong learning.
5 Communicate technical issues clearly to specialist and non-specialist audiences.
6 Present ideas, arguments and results in the form of a well-structured written report and in a presentation that demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of techniques applicable to the placement.
7 Demonstrate at a high level the application of knowledge and skills gained through academic study in a working environment.

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