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MEng, BEng Electronics & Renewable Energy Systems (Industrial)Year 3 Placement

Year 3

Learning outcomes

On completion of the year students should have provided evidence of being 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.

In addition to the learning outcomes listed above, students who complete the industrial variant of the programme will also have:

- demonstrated the ability to develop, and reflect on their skills development, in an industrial context; show a knowledge and understanding of the relevant industry; and interact effectively as an employee within an organisation, with both peers and managers.

Transferable (key) skills

Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the year:
- the transferable/key/generic skills necessary for employment;
- the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility;
- the deployment of decision making skills in complex and unpredictable situations;
- the communication of information, ideas, problems and solutions in a variety of ways to a variety of audiences;
- the ability to undertake appropriate further training of a professional or equivalent nature.


Two components, each to be passed:
- Work Placement Assessment Document: Pass > completed with assessment of skill development from supervisor;
- Work Placement Portfolio: Pass > the student must address 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.


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