QUSU07024 2019 Work Placement

General Details

Full Title
Work Placement
Transcript Title
Work Placement
N/A %
Subject Area
QUSU - Quantity Surveying
CENG - Civil Eng. and Construction
07 - NFQ Level 7
10 - 10 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Barrie Cox, Colin Birney
Programme Membership
SG_JQUAN_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Quantity Surveying SG_JQUAN_J07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying SG_JQUAN_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying

The purpose of this module is that the student will actively seek and undertake relevant work place engagement and gain Quantity Surveying professional experience with either a contracting organisation or professional practice for a minimum period of 3 months. The work-placement component is an integral part of the academic programme. The placement will offer the student the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills gained throughout the course in a relevant work-place setting. If the student cannot attain work place engagement, the student will carry out a Project over the 3 month period. For the first eight weeks of this module, the student will learn how to prepare a professional curriculum vitae, application letter and learn interview techniques by taking part in practical mock interviews.

Learning Outcomes

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


Prepare a curriculum vitae and application letter


Actively seek relevant employment and attend interview


Apply the practical skills acquired on the academic programme within the workplace


Work as a member of a team and develop appropriate communication and interpersonal skills


Utilise new skills learned during the three months work placement in accordance with the Work Placement Procedural Document

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Week 1 to week 8 - Learn how to prepare a professional curriculum vitae, application letter and interview techniques.

Week 9  to week 20 - Carry out work placement. 

Module Assessment Strategies

Pass / Fail

Repeat Assessments

As per the current Mark and Standards procedure

Indicative Syllabus

Prepare a curriculum vitae 

Prepare a letter of application

Learn good interview techniques

Actively seek work placement

Commence work placement no later than week 9 of each semester and continue for a minimum period of 3 months

Carry out work activities in accordance with the Work Placement Procedural Document

Keep and maintain a daily record of work activities and upload a weekly report to Moodle. To be signed off by work supervisor.

Supervising lecturer to carry out 1 visit to the students place of work over the work placement period and meet with the student and the students work supervisor.

The student has to prepare a written report at the end of the work placement period detailing and summarising the experiences gained.


Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Work Place Engagement Pass/Fail Assessment - % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Work placement preparation (Wk 1 to Wk 8) 1 Weekly 1.00
Practical Offsite Work Placement (Wk 9 to Wk 20) 1 Weekly 1.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2004 Work Placements Palgrave MacMillan
ISBN 1403934347 ISBN-13 9781403934345

Using comments from students, employers and tutors, this book includes guidelines on how to find an appropriate placement, audit skills, construct a strong CV and application, prepare for an interview, and derive maximum benefit from work placement experience.

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources


Journal Resources

How to write a curriculum vitae - Hughes, Roger

Fanthome, Work Placements: A Survival Guide for Students (Palgrave Study Guides)


URL Resources


Other Resources

Work Placement Procedural Documentation

Additional Information