WORK06010 2019 Mechatronics Systems Engineering Work Placement 3

General Details

Full Title
Mechatronics Systems Engineering Work Placement 3
Transcript Title
Mechatronics Systems Engineeri
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Subject Area
WORK - Work Placement
MENG - Mech. and Electronic Eng.
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Brian Mulligan, Paul Ferry
Programme Membership
SG_EMECH_B07 201700 Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering Mechatronics Systems Engineering SG_EMSYS_B07 201900 Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronic Systems

The aim of this work placement is to develop the student's ability to work unsupervised, to gain a deeper understanding of the workplace and to contribute to the continuous improvement of the workplace.

Learning Outcomes

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


Carry out tasks without supervision.


Produce a detailed report on their employer’s industry including the roles and responsibilities of individuals.


Complete a Massive Open Online Courses (Lean Sigma Quality)


Plan a Quality Improvement project.


Reflect on their further learnings within the workplace.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

The student will be given a series of tasks with specific deadlines to be carried out during the module and will have access to learning materials and support documents that can be accessed as required. The student will have access to support both from the IT Sligo Placement supervisor as well as a mentor in their place of employment to support them in carrying out the tasks. The student will also carry out work activities as required by their employer. The student's activity will be monitored through the submission of weekly online journal entries, in which they will reflect on their work and learning, and on which they will be given feedback. Each task will also require a report to be submitted online on which feedback will also be given.

Module Assessment Strategies

The work placement will be continuously assessed through:

  • Weekly reflective learning journals.

  • Submission of reports on all tasks required by the IT Sligo supervisor.

  • Final report from the industry mentor which will include their performance on work-based tasks

Repeat Assessments

Students who do not achieve a pass mark in the assessment of the workplace may be required to re-submit specified journals and reports. In the event that they do not pass their mentor evaluation they may be given time at work to improve their performance and receive another evaluation.

Indicative Syllabus

  • Shadow specified co-workers and report on activities to demonstrate an understanding of the work and responsibilities of those co-workers.

  • Carry out specified tasks themselves

  • Research

    • Professional bodies. Ethical responsibilities. Team roles. Reporting structures. Interactions between engineering and other disciplines. Respective functions of technicians, technologists and engineers. Legal requirement frameworks governing personnel, environment, health, safety and risk issues.

    • Technology / Production methods research task

    • Employers organisation - produce a more detailed report on the organisation including a description of functional units and how they work with each other.

      • Include details of data collection and management within the organisation or plant.

  • Introduction to Lean Sigma (MOOC from IT Sligo)

  • Project Planning and Management

    • Identify Semester 4 project (Yellow Belt)

    • Prepare project plan (including resourcing and project control documentation)

    • Presentation on planned project

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Weekly Reflective Journal Continuous Assessment Essay 40 % OnGoing 1,5
2 Mentor Report Continuous Assessment Performance Evaluation 35 % Week 16 1
3 Workplace and Industry Report Continuous Assessment Written Report 15 % Week 7 2
4 Semester 4 Project Plan Continuous Assessment Written Report 10 % Week 12 3,4

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Individual Diary / Log Book Not Specified Work-based learning 5 Weekly 5.00
Independent Learning Online Self-study 5 Weekly 5.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 5.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources


URL Resources
  • IT Sligo MOOC "Introduction to Lean Sigma Quality"
  • IT Sligo Library Research Skills:
Other Resources


Additional Information