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EMP3003 - Professional Experience (2018)

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MODULE TITLEProfessional Experience CREDIT VALUE45
MODULE CODEEMP3003 MODULE CONVENERDr Prathyush P Menon (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS 11 11
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 0
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content

This module will provide you with extensive practical work experience in a business or commercial setting that is of direct relevance to your development as an experienced professional, and give you the opportunity to develop a work-based project with academic and professional supervision following your placement.  You will apply the knowledge and skills from taught modules to authentic problem solving in the work place, thereby giving you important insights into your 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 a substantial technical role in the host organisation, in line with your degree programme.  Individual placements are subject to availability and approval by the Programme Coordinator.  By continuing to work with your placement provider on a project following completion of the placement, you will be able to develop a strong professional relationship with a graduate employer.

AIMS - intentions of the module

The aim of this module is to provide practical work experience in a business or commercial 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 Programme Coordinator.

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 in a suitable academic and professional style.

Personal and Key Transferable / Employment Skills and Knowledge

4. write and complete a reflective journal;
5. present information visually for non-experts;
6. discuss the key features of the 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 and extend in the project report.
 

LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities 20.00 Guided Independent Study 350.00 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 and progress review with assigned placements coordinator via telephone/email or skype
Scheduled Learning & Teaching activities 1 Placement debriefing and assessment preparation
Scheduled Learning & Teaching activities 11 Fortnightly meetings with academic project adviser
Guided Independent Study 21 Assessment preparation and write up
Guided Independent Study 329 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
Peer and tutor-led discussions 1 hour fortnightly 1-10 Verbal Feedback
       
       
       
       

 

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 90 Written Exams 0 Practical Exams 10
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
Form of Assessment % of Credit Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Coursework - extended project report 60 8000 words 1, 2, 3 Written and Verbal
Coursework - reflective journal 15 2000 words 4, 8, 10 Written and Verbal
Coursework - poster session 10 A1 Poster 1, 5, 6 Written and Verbal
Coursework - project viva 10 30 minutes 1, 2, 3, 5, Written and Verbal
Coursework - employers report on placement 5 Employer evaluation of placement 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-assessment
All Above Resubmit extended project report, complete viva and employer evaluation of project 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10 10 weeks during the summer
       
       

 

RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES

Resubmit extended project report, complete viva and employer evaluation of project

If a module is normally assessed by examination or examination plus coursework, referred and deferred assessment will normally be by examination. For referrals, only the examination will count, a mark of 40% being awarded if the examination is passed. For deferrals, candidates will be awarded the higher of the deferred examination mark or the deferred examination mark combined with the original coursework mark.

 
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:

 

ELE: http://vle.exeter.ac.uk

 

Web based and Electronic Resources:

 

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]
Set Neugebaur, J Making the Most of your Placement Sage Publications 2009 978-1847875686 [Library]
CREDIT VALUE 45 ECTS VALUE 22.5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES None
CO-REQUISITE MODULES None
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 6 AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Thursday 06 July 2017 LAST REVISION DATE Thursday 28 February 2019
KEY WORDS SEARCH Work placement, commercial and professional experience, project