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CSM3370 - Work Placement Report (2012)

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MODULE TITLEWork Placement Report CREDIT VALUE10
MODULE CODECSM3370 MODULE CONVENERDr Peter Connor (Coordinator), Mr. Martyn Haywood (Coordinator), Dr Adam Feldman (Coordinator), Dr Justin Hinshelwood (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS 1
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 28
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content

During the summer vacation prior to entering the final year;  you will be required to obtain practical experience by undertaking a period of at least six weeks duration working within the renewable energy sector or a related industry or organisation. The placement should give you practical skills, a better idea of working in a professional environment, the opportunity to earn a good reference and possibly a job offer. The placement report gives experience of writing and receiving feedback on a report ahead of the third year project.



There are no prerequisites for completing the module.
 

AIMS - intentions of the module

The aim of this module is to provide  you with some experience of work within the renewable energy sector prior to graduation. The module also aims to ensure that you have evidence of an effective, relevant and useful work experience to record on  your CV and to show to prospective employers upon graduation.
 

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 show that you have gained useful experience and awareness of the world of work in the energy sector.
Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge:
2 work in an area relevant to the energy sector and develop career related skills while doing so.
Personal and Key Transferable/ Employment Skills and  Knowledge:
3 prepare a report to professional standard and to a strict deadline;
4 demonstrate an ability to self-assess the extent and depth of personal and key skills acquired / developed while in the world of work;
5 understand the need to protect own and others’ intellectual property;
6 display an ability to progress the process of agreeing and signing a non-disclosure agreement;
7 develop some of the following skills: communication, assertiveness, presentation, team working, meeting, negotiation, time management, stress management, and problem solving skills, while in the world of work.

 

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

You will attend a short group session during your second year studies, to find out about the requirements of the work placement report and the procedure to follow to arrange an NDA if necessary. We will provide you with a work placement handbook laying out the requirements of the placement, the report and your obligations to your employer and to the University.
 

LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities 3.00 Guided Independent Study 97.00 Placement / Study Abroad
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
Category Hours of study time Description
Work experience   Minimum six week work placement relating to energy
     
     

 

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
Not applicable      
       
       
       
       

 

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 100 Written Exams 0 Practical Exams
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
Form of Assessment % of Credit Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Placement report 100 4,000 words, circa 16-20 pages 1-7 Written
         
         
         
         

 

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
Summative assessment Additional assessment As above August Ref/Def period
       
       

 

RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES

As above 1 piece of CW 100%

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

ELE: CSM3370 ELE Page

Other Resources: B.Sc. Renewable Energy. Guidelines for Work Placement Report.

 

Reading list for this module:

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

CREDIT VALUE 10 ECTS VALUE 5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES None
CO-REQUISITE MODULES None
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 3 (NQF Level 6) AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Monday 12 March 2012 LAST REVISION DATE Tuesday 18 June 2013
KEY WORDS SEARCH Work placement; work experience.