ENVR08041 2019 Work Placement

General Details

Full Title
Work Placement
Transcript Title
Work Placement
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Subject Area
ENVR - Environmental Science
ESCI - Environmental Science
08 - NFQ Level 8
10 - 10 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Ann-Marie Duddy, Steve Tonry
Programme Membership
SG_SENVI_K08 201900 Level 8 Honours Degree Add-on in Science in Environmental Science SG_SENVI_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Environmental Science

Students are required to undertake a period of Work Placement in a relevant Company/Organisation at the end of 3rd Year and make a presentation to their peers and staff for examination. Students must also present a written report on their Placement for evaluation. Guest speakers are invited to address the class on a regular basis on a range of current environmental topics. 

Learning Outcomes

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


Communicate scientific information in a variety of forms to specialist and non-specialist audiences.


Behave ethically in a range of work settings and recognise and respect the views of others


Contribute fully to the day-to-day operations of a scientific industry, or other scientific work setting.


Reflect on own work practices and Identify knowledge gaps and source and undertake self-learning to fill the gaps.


Develop a capacity for social responsibility.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This Module will be delivered full-time.  Students will deliver presentations of work placement to lecturers and staff as well as submitting a diary and written report. The Module will include site visits to enable students to gain experience a range of industrial facilities.  

Module Assessment Strategies

The students are assessed on the basis of their performance and communications from the Work Placement element of the Module as well as from reports of site visits.

Repeat Assessments

Repeat Continuous Assessment

Module Dependencies


Indicative Syllabus

  1. Work placement, minimum 12 weeks duration
  2. Maintenance of diary for the duration of the work placement
  3. Presentation of work experience
  4. Participation in peer review of work placement of fellow students
  5. Attendance on 1-2 site visits to industries / organisations of environmental interest

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Presentation of Work Placement Continuous Assessment Assessment 40 % OnGoing 1
2 Written Report and diary of Placement Continuous Assessment Assessment 40 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5
3 Case Study report on site visits/guest lectures Continuous Assessment Assignment 20 % Week 6 1,2

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Lecture Theatre Student presentation 1.5 Weekly 1.50
Directed Learning Not Specified Guest Lecturer/Site Visit Report 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning Offsite Work place learning 11 Weekly 11.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.50 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources


Journal Resources


URL Resources

Module moodle page.

Other relevant links provided as required.

Other Resources

PPE for site visits
Bus travel to offsite locations

Additional Information