WORK06011 2019 Mechatronics Systems Engineering Work Placement 4

General Details

Full Title
Mechatronics Systems Engineering Work Placement 4
Transcript Title
Mechatronics Systems Engineeri
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Subject Area
WORK - Work Placement
MENG - Mech. and Electronic Eng.
06 - NFQ Level 6
15 - 15 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 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.

Learning Outcomes

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

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

  • Career development:

    • Take a free online course on Career Development (IT Sligo GetWorking MOOC)

    • CV preparation

    • Interview skills

      • 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

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

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

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
Problem Based Learning Not Specified Project-BAsed Learning 5 Weekly 5.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 10.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources


URL Resources
  • Free online course on Organisational Behaviour
  • IT Sligo MOOC on Career Development: "Get Working"
Other Resources


Additional Information