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EMP3001 - Commercial and Industrial Experience (2015)

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MODULE TITLECommercial and Industrial Experience CREDIT VALUE15
MODULE CODEEMP3001 MODULE CONVENERDr Diego Gomez (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS 11 weeks 0 0
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 32
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content

This module will provide you with an opportunity to undertake practical work experience in a business, commercial or public sector setting that is of direct relevance to your development as an experienced professional. You will apply the knowledge and skills from taught modules to authentic problem solving in the work place which will give you important insights into your potential job role once you graduate from university. You will be encouraged to use imagination and creativity in problem solving and to develop communication skills, planning and time management and team-working skills. Placements will involve taking responsibility for a substantial project, which may be a problem to be solved in the host organisation, in line with your degree programme. Placements are subject to availability, approval by the relevant discipline lead and full compliance with important Health and Safety procedures and requirements.

AIMS - intentions of the module

The aim of this module is to provide practical work experience in a business, commercial or public sector setting that is of direct relevance to the subject-specific aims of the student’s degree programme. Individual placements are subject to availability and to approval by the relevant Discipline Lead.

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs) (see assessment section below for how ILOs will be assessed)

On successful completion of this module you should be able to:

Module Specific Skills and Knowledge

1. demonstrate the acquisition of new knowledge and practical skills, the specifics being dependent on the particular work placement undertaken

Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge

2. apply academic skills from the degree programme to analysis and solution of problems in a workplace setting;
3. write a concise technical report.

Personal and Key Transferable / Employment Skills and Knowledge

4. write and keep a reflective journal;
5. present information visually for non-experts;
6. discuss the key features of a learning experience;
7. work constructively as part of a team;
8. appreciate the constraints imposed in a work situation;
9. respond positively to work appraisal;
10. reflect critically on your experience.
 

 

SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module

The work that you will carry out depends on the nature and type of placement you are undertaking. However, it is mandatory that your employer gives you the opportunity to work on a substantial piece of work which you will write about in the project report.

LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities 9.00 Guided Independent Study 61.00 Placement / Study Abroad 80.00
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
Category Hours of study time Description
Scheduled Learning & Teaching activities 1 Preparation for Placements
Scheduled Learning & Teaching activities 2 Introduction to reflective practice
Scheduled Learning & Teaching activities 1 Introduction to professional project management
Scheduled Learning & Teaching activities 4 Fortnightly progress review with assigned placements coordinator via telephone/email or skype
Scheduled Learning & Teaching activities 1 Placement debriefing and assessment preparation
Guided Independent study 21 Assessment preparation and write up
Guided Independent study 40 CandI Project research and project management
Placement 80 Independent work in a team with the day-to-day guidance of a project manager.

 

ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
Form of Assessment Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
       
       
       
       
       
SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 100 Written Exams 0 Practical Exams 0
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
Form of Assessment % of Credit Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Coursework – project report 40 2,500 words 1, 2, 3 Written and verbal
Coursework – reflective journal 30 2000 words 4, 8, 10 Written and verbal
Coursework – poster session 20 A1 Poster 1, 5, 6 Written and verbal
Coursework – overall evaluation based on employer’s report 10 Employer Evaluation Report 1, 7, 9 Written and verbal
         

 

DETAILS OF RE-ASSESSMENT (where required by referral or deferral)
Original Form of Assessment Form of Re-assessment ILOs Re-assessed Time Scale for Re-reassessment
Resubmit project report, poster and reflective journal Coursework 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10 6 Weeks
       
       

 

RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES

All referred/deferred assessments will be by re-submission of assignments the mark for the Employers Report will be carried over.

RESOURCES
INDICATIVE LEARNING RESOURCES - The following list is offered as an indication of the type & level of
information that you are expected to consult. Further guidance will be provided by the Module Convener

Basic reading:

McMillan,K, Weyers,J  "How to Write Dissertations and Project Reports" , Pearson Education (2009), ISBN: 978-0273726937 (set)

McMillan, K, Weyers,J  "How to Write Essays and Assignments" , Pearson Education Skills Set (2009), ISBN: 978-0273726951 (set)

Bowden,J  "Writing a report: how to prepare, write and present effective reports" 8th, How To Books Ltd (2008), ISBN: 978-1845282936

 

Extended reading:

Neugebaur, J "Making the Most of your Placement" , Sage Publications (2009), ISBN: 978-184787

ELE – http://vle.exeter.ac.uk

 

Web based and electronic resources: RMIT University. “Reflective Journals”,

https://www.dlsweb.rmit.edu.au/lsu/content/2_AssessmentTasks/assess_tuts/reflective%20journal_LL/index.html [Accessed 09 May, 2012]

 

Other resources:

Reading list for this module:

Type Author Title Edition Publisher Year ISBN Search
Set McMillan, K, Weyers, J How to Write Dissertations and Project Reports Pearson Education 2010 978-0273726937 [Library]
Set McMillan, K, Weyers, J How to Write Essays and Assignments Pearson Education Skills Set 2010 978-0273726951 [Library]
Set Bowden, J Writing a report: how to prepare, write and present effective reports 8th How To Books Ltd 2008 978-1845282936 [Library]
Extended Neugebaur, J Making the Most of your Placement Sage Publications 2009 978-1847875686 [Library]
CREDIT VALUE 15 ECTS VALUE 7.5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES None
CO-REQUISITE MODULES None
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 6 AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Friday 09 January 2015 LAST REVISION DATE Friday 09 January 2015
KEY WORDS SEARCH CandI, work placement, commercial and industrial experience