WORK07021 2020 Work Placement

General Details

Full Title
Work Placement
Transcript Title
Work Placement
N/A %
Subject Area
WORK - Work Placement
ESCI - Environmental Science
07 - NFQ Level 7
10 - 10 Credits
Start Term
2020 - Full Academic Year 2020-21
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Ann-Marie Duddy, Ana Vale, Steve Tonry
Programme Membership
SG_SECOL_B07 202000 Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science with Ecology SG_SECOL_H08 202000 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Environmental Science with Ecology

Students are required to undertake a period of Work Placement in a relevant Company/Organisation at the end of 3rd Year and make a presentation to their peers and staff for examination. Students must also maintain a log during their placement and present a written report for evaluation.

Learning Outcomes

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


Contribute fully to the day-to-day operations of a scientific industry, or other scientific work setting.


Communicate scientific information in a variety of forms to specialist and non-specialist audiences.


Behave ethically, in a range of work settings.


Identify knowledge gaps and source and undertake self-learning to fill the gaps.


Recognise and respect the views of others.


Present and engage in debate relating to general scientific issues.


Develop a capacity for social responsibility.


Reflect on own practices.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered fulltime. This will include lectures and site visits augmented by independent learning and directed learning. This approach is expected to address student learning needs. Moodle will be used as a repository of educational resources and as a means of assessment.

Module Assessment Strategies

This module is 100% Continuous Assessment:

  • Work placement report - 40%
  • Work placement presentation - 40%
  • Weekly log - 20%

Repeat Assessments

Repeat Continuous Assessment

Indicative Syllabus

  1. Work placement, minimum 16 weeks duration
  2. Maintenance of weekly log for the duration of the work placement
  3. Oral presentation of work experience
  4. Written presentation of work experience
  5. Participation in peer review of work placement of fellow students

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Written report Continuous Assessment Written Report 40 % End of Semester 2,4,5,8
2 Presentation Continuous Assessment Performance Evaluation 40 % End of Semester 2,3,4,5,6,7,8
3 Learning Log Continuous Assessment Assessment 20 % OnGoing 1,3,4,8

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Independent Learning Offsite Work placement 39 Weekly 39.00
Workshop Not Specified Work placement Presentation 30 Once Per Module 2.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources


Journal Resources


URL Resources

Relevant information will be provided on the module moodle page.

Other Resources

Work placement guidelines are provided to the student.

Additional Information