COMP07128 2018 Work Experience

General Details

Full Title
Work Experience
Transcript Title
Work Experience
N/A %
Subject Area
COMP - Computing
COEL - Computing & Electronic Eng
07 - NFQ Level 7
10 - 10 Credits
Start Term
2018 - Full Academic Year 2018-19
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Padraig Harte
Programme Membership
SG_KSMAR_B07 201800 Bachelor of Science in Computing in Smart Technologies SG_KAPPL_B07 201800 Bachelor of Arts in Computing in Application Design and User Experience SG_KNCLD_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Computing in Computer Networks and Cloud Infrastructure SG_KNCLD_H08 202000 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing in Computer Networks and Cloud Infrastructure SG_KAPPL_H08 202100 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Computing in Application Design and User Experience SG_KCNCS_H08 202100 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing in Computer Networks and Cyber Security SG_KCNCS_B07 202100 Bachelor of Science in Computing in Computer Networks and Cyber Security SG_KGADV_B07 202100 Bachelor of Science in Computing in Games Development SG_KSODV_B07 202100 Bachelor of Science in Computing in Software Development SG_KSODV_H08 202100 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing in Software Development SG_KCMPU_H08 202100 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing SG_KCMPU_B07 202100 Bachelor of Science in Computing in Computing SG_KSMAR_H08 202100 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing in Smart Technologies

The student will be placed in a suitable organisation and should be integrated into the IS environment as much as possible. The placement may begin in April and must be completed by the end of August. A student would be expected to spend at least 3 months in industry. The course is of 12 months duration and awards will not be granted until the Autumn examination board meeting. This is necessary because a student will not be eligible for an award until an industrial placement has been successfully completed.

Where it is not possible to find a placement for a student consideration will be given to that student undertaking a research project in IT Sligo.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


The students will be exposed to and experience a live ICT working environment.


The student will be given the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge to practical situations.


Describe the quality assurance procedures in the host enterprise.


Work as a member of a team and have developed appropriate communication and interpersonal skills.


Describe the operational practices within the host enterprise.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module offers the opportunity for students to put into practice skills gained through their studies. Learning is primarily on the job with help and support from industry supervisor and work colleagues.


Module Assessment Strategies

The placement/project is assessed only on a pass/fail basis. To be awarded the Ordinary Degree in Computing a
student must pass the placement in addition to the taught modules, but no marks will be awarded and it will not be counted towards the level of the award.

Students will be assessed on the basis of visits by industrial tutors, a diary of work kept by the student and on a report submitted by a senior member from the organisation in which the student is placed.


Repeat Assessments

A research project will be given.

Indicative Syllabus

Prepare for work placement

  • Research the organisation and the industries that their placement organisation operates in
  • Research the procedures and practices of their placement organisation.
  • Develop a commencement report.

Maintain a weekly diary of work activities undertaken

  • Identify the role of their mentor
  • Shadow specified co-workers
  • Carry out supervised and unsupervised tasks

Submit Final Report

  • Summarise the weekly diaries
  • Identify the subject areas most relevant to their placement
  • Identify new skills obtained
  • Complete check list for the following:

                  - Attended work punctually.

                  - Produced a satisfactory quality and quantity of work.

                  - Showed an aptitude and an interest in the work assigned by their employer to them.

                   - Completed any tasks assigned to them by their supervisor.

                   - Used any equipment in their care in an acceptable manner.

                   - Observed Health and Safety regulations.

                    - Communicated with peers, supervisors and customers in an acceptable manner.

                    - Adhered to the companies acceptable usage and other policies and procedures

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Practical Evaluation Continuous Assessment Practical Evaluation 100 % Week 33 1,2,3,4,5

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2015-05-07 The Ultimate Guide to Internships: 100 Steps to Get a Great Internship and Thrive in It (The Ultimate Guides) Allworth Press
ISBN 1621534383 ISBN-13 9781621534389

Discover the seminal book on turning your internship experience into a career-building launchpad for your future. Author Eric Woodard, who got his start as a star intern in the White House, has mentored hundreds of interns as they transition in their careers to something bigger and better. In these pages he lays out the basics of the internship game, the questions to ask when applying, and the best courses of action for turning an internship into a desirable career. Whether you're still in school, looking for a job after college, or this is your third career change, The Ultimate Guide to Internships will give you excellent professional guidance on getting to the next level, expertly covering such topics as: * Identifying internships that will serve your personal career goals * Distinguishing yourself as an applicant * Knowing what to expect on the job * Impressing your employer and superiors * Networking effectively in the work environment * Preparing yourself for any obstacles * Transitioning to a full-time job * And many more! Told with humor and honesty, Eric's advice always focuses on how to make the most of your position, be your best self, exceed others' expectations, and proudly stand out as the best intern in the office. For anyone who is ready to start their dream career, let The Ultimate Guide to Internships be your handbook as you begin your journey forward, one step at a time.

Recommended Reading
2012-03-14 All Work, No Pay: Finding an Internship, Building Your Resume, Making Connections, and Gaining Job Experience Ten Speed Press
ISBN 1607741687 ISBN-13 9781607741688

Title: All Work No Pay( Finding an Internship Building Your Resume Making Connections and Gaining Job Experience) <>Binding: Paperback <>Author: LaurenBerger <>Publisher: TenSpeedPress

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