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2017/18 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

PHYS8900 Physics - Year in Industry

120 creditsClass Size: 10

Module manager: Dr Samantha Pugh

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 View Timetable

Year running 2017/18

This module is mutually exclusive with

PHYS9002Year Abroad for BSc Students

This module is not approved as a discovery module


By the end of the module, you should be able to:

- be more confident about your future plans and your career planning;
- illustrate initiative, creativity and commitment during your paid work placement;
- show general transferable skills e.g. time management, team working and communication skills.

Skills outcomes
Time management.
Team working and communication skills.
Independent learning in an industrial environment.


There is no set syllabus as this module entails experiential learning in the industrial workplace. To date, work placements have been mainly in the nuclear industry, IT and finance.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Work-based mentoring1600.00600.00
Private study hours600.00
Total Contact hours600.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)1,200.00

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

2 x viva based on progress file and line manager report mid-semester.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
PortfolioCompletion of Leeds Progress File (or the equivalent industrial portfolio of achievement) to illustrate your competence and aptitude in the workplace and eligibility for a City & Guilds Licentiateship40.00
ReportSatisfactory reports from the industrial mentor (i.e. line manager)30.00
ReportCompletion of a written report on at least one major activity undertaken on the placement20.00
Oral PresentationShort oral presentation on at least one major activity undertaken on the placement. All assessment is either Pass or Fail and each of the above elements must be passed to qualify for the final BSc (Industrial) degree scheme.10.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 31/10/2017


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