Industrial Placements Experience - PSCI5910

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2022 to 2023
Canterbury
Combined Autumn Spring Summer & Vacation 5 90 (45) Emma McCabe checkmark-circle

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

Contact hours

Students will spend between 9-12 months working at the organisation hosting their placement
Total study hours: 900

Availability

This is not available as a wild module.

Method of assessment

Assignment – Pass/Fail
Assignment – Pass/Fail

Indicative reading

None

Learning outcomes

The intended 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.


The 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.

Notes

  1. Credit level 5. Intermediate level module usually taken in Stage 2 of an undergraduate degree.
  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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