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Module Title LH Industrial Project 1 (Civil Eng)
SchoolSchool of Engineering
Department Civil Engineering
Module Code 04 23633
Module Lead Iestyn Stead
Level Honours Level
Credits 20
Semester Semester 1
Restrictions Only available to students on the programme 4500 Civil Engineering with Industrial Experience
Contact Hours Placement-200 hours
Total: 200 hours
Description The student will undertake a placement with a host company or organisation to apply, as appropriate, the knowledge, theory and skills developed on the degree programme in a practical `real world' setting. It is expected that each student will understand the context in which the work is being executed. In the execution of their work each student will experience the constraints imposed by General Legislation, Health & Safety, Risk Management, Process controls, Sustainability and Environmental issues.

Students will complete an inception report within the first two weeks of the placement, in which they identify the work to be carried out and initial expectations of objectives and learning which will be achieved. Ideally this will be completed in consultation with the placement supervisor.

Throughout the placement the student will maintain a personal diary and log of the experience gained, using a pro-forma provided and which is based on professional institutional development objectives.

Assessment is based on information to be provided by the placement host on the student’s performance and professionalism (10%), final report (50%), the personal log (20%) and a presentation (20%), in which the student describes the work carried out and the experience gained.

Key elements of the Final Report will be demonstration of how the agreed learning outcomes were achieved and a reflection on the enhanced understanding gained of the fundamental principles taught in first and second year.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Demonstrate that they have utilised and further enhanced their technical skills within a working environment, complying fully with Health and Safety regulations and showing an understanding of the sustainability issues relevant to the placement;
  • Demonstrate transferable skills appropriate to the workplace, such as teamwork, communication, commercial awareness and project planning and implementation;
  • Maintain a personal record of training received and reflect on what has been learnt;
  • Present a well-structured report on placement activities, taking personal, technical, commercial, management, sustainability and Health & Safety issues into consideration.
Assessment 23633-03 : Coursework : Coursework (100%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Summative Assessments: [100% coursework]Personal log (20%), Written Report (50%), Formal presentation with Q&A (30%) – during Autumn term after placementFormative Assessments:Inception Report, Interim Report, Student’s placement performance from company if availableReassessment: Resubmission of failed elementsNote: these assessments will also be used for providing feedback to students on whether it is advisable for them to carry on the “…with Industrial Experience” programme, as outlined in the programme specification.
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