Industrial Placement Report and Presentation - MAST7801

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Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2022 to 2023
Combined Autumn Spring Summer & Vacation 7 30 (15) Peter McQuire checkmark-circle


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 under MAST7805 (Industrial Placement Experience) which is a co-requisite of this module. The assessment of this module draws on the experience gained in MAST7805 and is assessed through a Placement Report and Presentation.
The placement 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 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 through the School in the year leading up to the placement. It is also dependent on satisfactory achievement in their academic studies.

Students who do not obtain a placement or who fail module MAST5801 (Industrial Placement Experience) will be required to transfer to the appropriate programme without Industrial Placement and any marks obtained on this module will not contribute to their final degree classification.


Contact hours

Total contact hours: 10
Placement at employer and private study hours: 290
Total study hours: 300

Method of assessment

This module is assessed by the following. The module mark is based on:
• A Placement Report of 14-15 pages in length – 50% of total module mark;
• Poster & Presentation with questions of around 15-20 minutes – 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.


  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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