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2012/13 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

ELEC9004 Industrial Placement Year

120 creditsClass Size: 20

Module manager: Derek Hurren

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2012/13

Pre-requisite qualifications

Pass all level-1 modules (minimum 120 credits) with an average of 50% or above.
Pass all requisite modules at level-2.
Attend work placement briefings.
The passing of this module is not a prerequisite for any other module.

This module is not approved as an Elective


On completion of this module, students should be able to:
- identify and apply for jobs which are relevant to their degree programme and which are appropriate to their own abilities, achievements and aspirations;
- present their skills and knowledge effectively to prospective employers (in CVs, letters, interviews etc);
- manage themselves effectively in the planning and management of tasks (including time management);
- communicate clearly in a work environment using a style appropriate to the situation and achieving intended outcomes;
- interact effectively as an employee in an organisation with both peers and managers;
- apply knowledge gained from their degree programme in work situations;
- reflect on experiences and use experiences as a foundation for future improvement of skills and the identification of their own strengths and limitations.

The above list covers the objectives normally expected from an industrial placement, but occasionally students may undertake placements where a slightly modified list of objectives may be agreed.


- identifying and applying for appropriate placement opportunities;
- self presentation (CVs, interviews etc)
- at least 9 months work placement in an approved situation appropriate to the student's degree programme;
- recording experiences during placement;
- portfolio construction on completion of placement.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours1,186.00
Total Contact hours14.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)1,200.00

Private study

- Preparing CV, indentifying companies, making applications, preparing and attending interviews
- Completing all necessary administration prior to placement
- Completing the Work Placement Assessment Document and Work Placement Portfolio
- Completing all necessary administration after the placement

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Year before placement: students attend relevant presentations and meet with Careers Centre and others to satisfy their specific requirements.

Year of placement: students complete the Work Placement Assessment Document and Work Placement Portfolio. Students in the UK are visited at least once.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
AssignmentWork Placement Assessment Document: PASS/FAIL - Completed with assessment of skill development from supervisor.0.00
PortfolioWork Placement Portfolio: PASS/FAIL - The student must addess each recommended skill area and present appropriate evidence of activity and achievement in each recommended skill area. This should then be pulled together with a reflective (NOT descriptive) account of the skill development overall.0.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)0.00

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: 13/06/2013


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