Mathematics

MTH3100 - Industrial Placement (2019)

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MODULE TITLEIndustrial Placement CREDIT VALUE120
MODULE CODEMTH3100 MODULE CONVENERUnknown
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS 11 weeks 11 weeks 6 weeks
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 6
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 mathematician. You will apply the knowledge and skills from taught modules to scientific, business or industrial problems at a professional level. 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 role in the host organisation. Individual placements are subject to availability and approval by the module leader.

AIMS - intentions of the module

This module aims to provide students with the experience of working in science, business or industry in order for them to apply the knowledge and skills acquired in an academic environment to a professional work setting.
 

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 linked to mathematics and its applications; specific skills will depend on the particular placement.
Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge:
2 apply academic skills from your degree programme to the 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 a reflective essay;
5 keep a log book or journal on a technical project;
6 present technical information visually for non-experts;
7 discuss the key features of a learning experience;
8 appreciate the constraints imposed on a work situation;
9 respond to work appraisal;
10 reflect critically on your experience;
11 appreciate business pressures in a commercial setting;
12 work within the hierarchy of a commercial organisation.

 

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

Although the content of this module varies with the placement, its structure is fixed as follows.

Before Commencement of the Placement:

It is up to the student to choose a suitable Placement Organisation that has sufficient work to be undertaken.

Assistance in making this choice may be provided by the College Employability Officer and the University Career Zone. The chosen Placement Organisation and the work to be undertaken are both subject to approval by the Module Convenor, who draws up a formal agreement to be deposited with the College. Usually, this agreement will be made on the basis of an exchange of letters between the Placement Organisation and the Module Convenor, which sets out aims and objectives, duties and obligations of all parties involved. Once this agreement is complete, the Module Convenor will make the student aware of the named link person in the College and the named link person in the Placement Organisation who are responsible for their pastoral/tutorial support, and of the nature of this support. Where the Placement Organisation is overseas and the language spoken is not English, the student may be required to demonstrate sufficient proficiency in the language concerned in tests set by the Foreign Language Centre. Before commencement of the placement, the student will be issued with a copy of the College Placement Handbook by the Module Convenor.

During the Placement:

Progress during the placement will be monitored through the production of interim reports at specified, regular intervals. Production of one or more of these reports will coincide with a meeting at the Placement Organisation attended by the link person in the College, the link person in the Placement Organisation, and the student to discuss matters of interest and/or concern. Where the Placement Organisation is overseas, this meeting may take the form of a video conference.

After Completion of the Placement:

On return from the Placement Organisation, the student produces an essay, allowing them to reflect on their experience in the context of their programme of study, and a poster, allowing them to share their experience with those subsequently going on placement.
 

LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities 6.00 Guided Independent Study 314.00 Placement / Study Abroad 880.00
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
Category Hours of study time Description
Scheduled learning and teaching activities 6 Supervisory meetings
Guided independent study 1194 Work placement and assessment preparation
     

 

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
Initial Report 1,500 words 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Feedback will be given on structure and style of initial report, approx 1 week in advance of its formal submission as a summative assessment (see below).
       
       
       
       

 

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
Technical Report 30 4,000 words 1, 2, 3, 8, 11, 12 Written mark sheet
Initial Report 10 1,500 words 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Written mark sheet
Journal 15 2,000 words 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Written mark sheet
Essay 25 3,000 words 4, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12 Written mark sheet
Poster and discussion 10 20 minute discussion 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12 Written mark sheet
Employers Report 10 200 words 1, 2, 8, 10, 11, 12 Written mark sheet

 

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
Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable
       
       

 

RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES

Re-assessment is not available for this module. If you are unable to secure an industrial placement for this module, or you do not pass the module, then your programme registration will be transferred to the corresponding three-year BSc. programme.



 

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

Placement dependent

Reading list for this module:

There are currently no reading list entries found for this module.

CREDIT VALUE 120 ECTS VALUE 60
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES None
CO-REQUISITE MODULES None
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 3 (NQF level 6) AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Wednesday 11 January 2017 LAST REVISION DATE Tuesday 09 April 2019
KEY WORDS SEARCH Work placement; mathematics; business.