WORK07019 2019 Mechatronics Systems Engineering Work Placement 6

General Details

Full Title
Mechatronics Systems Engineering Work Placement 6
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 prepare the learner for their career beyond the end of this programme.

Learning Outcomes

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


Establish a foundation of continuing professional development in preparation for full-time employment.


Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the engineer's role in society and the need for the highest ethical and professional standards of practice, including issues of sustainability and the environment, health, safety, cultural and legal responsibilities.


Demonstrate advanced knowledge and understanding of the processes, techniques and methods applied in product or process design and development within their employer’s industry.


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

Career Development
 - Prepare further study plan beyond B Eng
Research on the role of the engineer in society and their employer’s industry.
Detailed research on the international industry in which their employer is engaged and their own employer’s operation within the wider industry.
Shadow specified co-workers and report on activities to demonstrate an understanding of the work and responsibilities of those co-workers.
Carry out unsupervised work.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Online Weekly Journal Continuous Assessment Essay 30 % OnGoing 1,3,4
2 Mentor Report Continuous Assessment Performance Evaluation 30 % Week 16 3
3 Career Development Plan Continuous Assessment Written Report 10 % Week 12 1,2,3
4 The Engineer and Society Continuous Assessment Essay 10 % Week 6 1,2
5 Industry Report Continuous Assessment Written Report 10 % Week 3 1,3
6 School Visit and Presentation Continuous Assessment Performance Evaluation 10 % Week 9 1,2,3,4

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 Not Specified Self-study 5 Weekly 5.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 5.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources


Other Resources
  • Free course on "How to plan your career"
Additional Information