Industrial Placements Experience - PS591

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

Pre-requisites

Successful completion of Stage 1 in your respective programme at your first attempt with an average mark of 60% and a successful placement application to a company relevant to your current subject of study.

Restrictions

None

2019-20

Overview

Students spend a year (minimum 9 months) 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 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.

Details

This module appears in:


Contact hours

Full-time placement in an industrial environment, likely to be equivalent to a 35 hour working week over 9 to 12 months

Availability

This is not available as a wild module.

Method of assessment

By Portfolio and performance evaluation by industrial supervisor, each graded as either pass or fail.

Indicative reading

Learning outcomes

Subject specific learning outcomes:
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

  • Gain knowledge and understanding of aspects of the core subject areas from the perspective of a commercial or industrial organisation.
  • Apply intellectual skills specified for the programme and developed during the earlier stages of the programme from the perspective of a commercial or industrial organisation.
  • Apply subject-specific skills specified for the programme and developed during the earlier stages of the programme from the perspective of a commercial or industrial organisation.

    Intended generic learning outcomes:
    On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
  • Work effectively as a member of a professional team.
  • Make succinct presentations (in any form) to a range of audiences about technical problems and their solutions.
  • Make effective use of general IT facilities including information retrieval skills.
  • Depending on the requirements of the placement, understand and explain the quantitative dimensions of a problem.
  • Manage personal learning and development, including time management and organisational skills.
  • Appreciate the need for, and have engaged in, continuing professional development.

  • Progression

    Passing of both PS591 and PS592 is required to progress on the relevant year in industry programme, otherwise, students will be continue on the relevant BSc programme without a year in industry.

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