Industrial Placement Report and Presentation - MAST7801

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Module delivery information

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 year (minimum 44 weeks) period 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 earlier during 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 CEMS Employability and Placements Team 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 by the CEMS Employability and Placements Team. It is also dependent on satisfactory achievement in their academic studies.
Students who do not obtain a placement will be required to transfer to the appropriate course without an Industrial Placement.


Contact hours

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

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods:
Reflective Report 14-15 pages: (70%)
Poster and Presentation (30%)
- production of poster and presentation with questions of around 15-20 minutes

Indicative reading

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
1. Enhance subject-specific skills developed earlier within the course.
2. Utilise course-specific skills and techniques within an industrial or similar context.
3. Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the challenges involved with working on real-world problems.


  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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