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MODULE DESCRIPTOR
Module Title
Pre-Project Industrial Placement
Reference EN4601 Version 8
Created March 2017 SCQF Level SCQF 10
Approved March 2004 SCQF Points 30
Amended August 2017 ECTS Points 15

Aims of Module
To provide the student with initial experience of a real-world work environment, with the requirement that they apply to this environment, as part of a project team, the knowledge and transferable skills acquired in the degree studies. To allow the establishment of the aims and objectives of an industrially-linked project.

Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
1 Demonstrate necessary skills in the following areas: project planning, teamworking, technical, professional and personal development, communication, staff relations.
2 Apply, in the workplace, the theories, models, concepts and principles acquired in his/her academic studies.
3 Recognise and appraise his/her own strengths and weaknesses as a potential Chartered Engineer/ Engineering Manager.
4 Identify an industrially-linked project, and define its aims and objectives.

Indicative Module Content
The content of the industrial placement will vary. The student will produce an agreed learning contract with the host organisation and devise a programme which will enable the learning outcomes specified above to be achieved. An important aspect of this phase of the placement is the identification of a project, in tune with the technological development of the industrial host, which is undertaken on the student's return to University.

Module Delivery
Delivery is by means of on-the-job training. The student will be required to liaise with University staff, so that progress can be monitored, and to verify in due course that a suitable project has been identified. In addition the student may be required to attend specific staff development workshops as designated by the host organisation.

Indicative Student Workload Full Time Part Time
Contact Hours N/A N/A
Non-Contact Hours N/A N/A
Placement/Work-Based Learning Experience [Notional] Hours 300 300
TOTAL 300 300
Actual Placement hours for professional, statutory or regulatory body 370 370

ASSESSMENT PLAN
If a major/minor model is used and box is ticked, % weightings below are indicative only.
Component 1
Type: Coursework Weighting: 100% Outcomes Assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4
Description: Assessment is based on final review, logbook, personal development portfolio, placement report and oral presentation.

MODULE PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTOR
Explanatory Text
In order to pass the module students must achieve at least a grade D.
Module Grade Minimum Requirements to achieve Module Grade:
A 70% and above
B 60-69%
C 50-59%
D 40-49%
E 35-39%
F 34% and below
NS Non-submission of work by published deadline or non-attendance for examination

Module Requirements
Prerequisites for Module Students must have successfully completed study of SCQF 9 level of the MEng programme.
Corequisites for module None.
Precluded Modules None.

INDICATIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY
1 Introductory Guide to Industrial Placements.
2 Placement Operation and Assessment Guide.


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