Module Title:   Placement

Module Credit:   0

Module Code:   EAI5001P

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Year

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 5

Module Type:   Placement module

Provider:   Engineering and Informatics (Faculty-wide)

Related Department/Subject Area:   Engineering and Informatics (Faculty-wide)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Mick Ridley, Adrian Kelly

Additional Tutor(s):   -

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

Aims:
To provide you with an opportunity to apply the knowledge, understanding and skills gained on your course in an organisational setting. To help you develop autonomy and initiative, and work effectively as a member of a professional team. To help you gain experience of the working environment and assess career opportunities available on graduation.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
While your placement work is directed by your workplace supervisor; for UK-based Placements your placement tutor will visit your place of work during the year, an Interim Visit to check that integration into the workplace is proceeding and that the work being required of you is appropriate, and a Final Visit to assist and advise both you and your employer as to the requirements of the Final assessment process. Placements overseas may use video-conferencing (Skype) instead. Your performance during this placement will be evidenced by: a Placement Report, a Presentation, a Monthly Logbook, workplace Supervisor`s Assessment report. Students must undertake all aspects of the assessment to pass the module. There is no opportunity for supplementary assessment.

Lectures:   0.00          Directed Study:   #######           
Seminars/Tutorials:   0.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   0.00          Formal Exams:   0.00          Total:   #######

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

demonstrate the ability to both absorb fresh technical information and apply your knowledge to solving technological problems in a workplace environment both autonomously and as part of a team; demonstrate an appreciation of the need for, and ways of achieving good communication and personal relationships with people in a work team and at all levels within the organisation.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

demonstrate skills in reflecting on how your previous academic education, skills and abilities apply in a practical context in an organisation, and how your experience gained on Placement impacts on your future career plans.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

demonstrate skills necessary in the workplace including self-motivation, initiative, problem-solving, negotiation, verbal and written communication, leadership, time management, prioritisation of tasks and meeting deadlines.

  Other form of assessment   100%
 
  Placement Report, Presentation, a Monthly Logbook, workplace Supervisor`s Assessment report, Each pass/fail

Outline Syllabus:
Placements are made available by voluntary co-operation of companies and other organisations with the Faculty of Engineering & Informatics. Students spend a minimum 46 weeks working in an organisation(s) (often students are employed for 12 to 15 months). Students undertaking a Placement will be provided with supervised work appropriate to their course. The done is under the direction of your workplace supervisor, and support is provided by your Placement Tutor under the overall management of the Placement Module Tutors of the Faculty of Engineering & Informatics.

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