WORK07018 2019 Mechatronics Systems Engineering Work Placement 5

General Details

Full Title
Mechatronics Systems Engineering Work Placement 5
Transcript Title
Mechatronics Systems Engineeri
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Subject Area
WORK - Work Placement
MENG - Mech. and Electronic Eng.
07 - NFQ Level 7
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 further the student's work experience, develop their team-working skills, further develop their design skills and learn to contribute to the improvement of processes in their industry.

Learning Outcomes

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


Demonstrate the acquisition of new work skills.


Coordinate a team.


Further develop their own Computer Aided Design skills.


Identify a problem which needs to be addressed of importance to the organisation.


Plan a major 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 specific new tasks without supervision.
  • IT based document sharing and collaborative editing.
  • Organise, chair and take minutes of a meeting.
  • Complete an online course in intermediate Computer Aided Design relevant to their employment.
  • Employer specific training to be provided (minimum 2 days)
  • Project Identification and Planning
  1. Problem definition
  2. Project specification
  3. Plans for final year project
  4. IT based project management system (e.g. Smartsheet, MS Project)

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Online Weekly Journal Continuous Assessment Essay 40 % OnGoing 1,2,6
2 Mentor Report Continuous Assessment Performance Evaluation 30 % Week 16 1,2,4,5
3 Final Year Project Plan Continuous Assessment Written Report 30 % Week 11 3,4,5

Full Time Mode Workload

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

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources


URL Resources
  • "Fundamentals of Project Management"
  • Smartsheet Project Management software training videos:
  • Office 365 Training resources:
  • Introduction to Project MAnagement MOOC, University of Adelaide:
Other Resources


Additional Information