WORK06011 2019 Mechatronics Systems Engineering Work Placement 4
The aim of this work placement is to further develop the student's workplace skills, to be able to propose and execute workplace improvement projects and to form a clear view of their own personal and career development.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Apply Organisational Behaviour theories within their own workplace.
Prepare a career development plan.
Apply for a position and do a job interview.
Learn new work skills and work without supervision.
Apply knowledge-based theory and skills acquired in their educational environment to practical situations in the work environment.
Propose and defend solutions to workplace based problems.
Execute a project.
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
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.
Take a free online course on Career Development (IT Sligo GetWorking MOOC)
Including mock interview for promotion
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
Employer specific training to be provided (minimum 2 days)
Employer to facilitate Yellow Belt workshop and examination.
Yellow Belt Project
Reflect on their further learnings within the workplace.
Take a free online course on Organisational Behaviour https://learn.saylor.org/course/view.php?id=87
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Career Development Plan and Job Application||Continuous Assessment||Written Report||10 %||Week 8||2,3|
|2||Online Weekly Journal||Continuous Assessment||Essay||30 %||OnGoing||1,5|
|3||Yellow Belt Project||Project||Project||25 %||Week 30||4,5,6,7|
|4||Mentor Report||Continuous Assessment||Performance Evaluation||30 %||Week 30||1,2,3,4,5,6,7|
|5||Organisational Behaviour Essay||Continuous Assessment||Essay||5 %||Week 25||1|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Individual Diary / Log Book||Not Specified||Work-based learning||5||Weekly||5.00|
|Problem Based Learning||Not Specified||Project-BAsed Learning||5||Weekly||5.00|
- Free online course on Organisational Behaviour https://learn.saylor.org/course/view.php?id=87
- IT Sligo MOOC on Career Development: "Get Working" https://opencourses.itsligo.ie/