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Module Title EECE Undergraduate Industrial Year
SchoolSchool of Engineering
Department Elec, Elec & Sys Engineering
Module Code 04 24089
Module Lead
Level Intermediate Level
Credits 120
Semester Full Term
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Placement-1200 hours
Total: 1200 hours
Description Students undertake an industrial placement of not less than 45 weeks duration. The programme should include both a skills and a project element. The ratio of time spent on each is not prescribed, but for guidance should consist of approximately 40% skills and 60% project.
Students are expected to find their own placement well in advance of the start of the academic year in which it will be undertaken, with help and support from the EECE Industrial Placement Officer.
The training element should be at a suitable level to count towards the training requirements for membership of the Engineering Institutions and for Chartered Engineer status.
The placement should preferably be associated directly with the company activity and provide additional benefit to the company. The project can be undertaken individually or as part of a team. In the latter case the individual contribution of the student should be clearly identified in the Industrial Placement Report.
Students are allocated an Academic Tutor for the duration of the placement. The host organisation allocates an Industrial Mentor. The Academic Tutor is responsible for the assessments, which are moderated by the module examiner.
Each student will be visited at the work location on a minimum of two occasions during the placement period, normally by the Industrial Placement Coordinator and the Academic Tutor or a nominated substitute. The purposes of these meetings are:
  • To update the training record and review the training plan;
  • To review elements of the project report;
  • To discus and, if appropriate observe current project work;
  • To discuss problems relating to either placement or the University course;
  • To set interim deadlines for submission dates;
  • To liaise on other issues outside of the placement but related to the University.
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;
  • demonstrate enhanced transferable skills appropriate to the workplace, such as teamwork and communication;
  • maintain a personal record of training received, reflect on what has been learnt and adapt a training plan for the future;
  • give a well structured, well timed presentation at a standard expected in the host company and using an appropriate style, method of delivery and visual aids, demonstrating sound knowledge of the subject.
Assessment 24089-03 : Coursework : Coursework (100%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions An industrial placement report. This is a formal written account of the project in a minimum of 4,000 words;
A record of training received during the placement;
A formal presentation of 30 minutes duration plus 15 minutes for questions;
  • A report from the Industrial Mentor
  • Other None
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