WORK07022 2019 Work Placement
This module will introduce the learner to the world of the professional civil engineer. It provides the learner with the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills gained throughout the programme in an appropriate work-place setting. Students on this programme may be placed with civil engineering consultants, contractors, local authorities etc. While on work placement learners will be required to participate in a range of engineering projects and contribute significantly to the various project activities and outputs. The objective of the work placement is to foster the following key skills; interpersonal skills, problem-solving skills, teamwork, practical skills, self-confidence and self-reliance, commercial awareness and maturity.
Where it is not possible to secure a work placement for a learner, an alternative of an industry related project will be available addressing the same learning outcomes.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Apply knowledge and practical skills gained through the academic programme to the practice of civil engineering
Work and contribute effectively as part of an engineering team
Develop and enhance communication and interpersonal skills through working as part of a team
Produce a reflective journal on a weekly basis outlining the learning and experience gained during the work placement
Teaching and Learning Strategies
This module offers the opportunity for students to put into practice skills gained through their studies. Learning is primarily on the job with help and support from industry supervisor and work colleagues.
Module Assessment Strategies
The learner will prepare a reflective journal/activity log and submit to the academic supervisor every week. This will consist of a report or list of daily activities /experiences. This log should be uploaded to the Work Placement Moodle page each Monday during work placement. A copy of the log should also be emailed to the Industrial Mentor each Monday during work placement.
The assessment is formulated using the student's activity log and the work placement report form completed by the Industrial Mentor/Company.
This module is marked as pass/fail. A fail grade will require the learner to re-attend and repeat the work placement module.
Work experience by placement in an organisation relevant to the Civil Engineering industry.
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Reflective journal/log completed during work placement||Continuous Assessment||Written Report||50 %||Week 30||1,2,3,4|
|2||Workplace report of industry supervisor||Continuous Assessment||Performance Evaluation||50 %||OnGoing||1,2,3|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Individual Diary / Log Book||Offsite||Reflective journal||1||Weekly||1.00|
|Independent Learning||Offsite||Work experience||38||Weekly||38.00|
Required & Recommended Book List
Workplace Procedural Documentation IT Sligo
2004-08-24 Work Placements - A Survival Guide for Students Red Globe Press
ISBN 1403934347 ISBN-13 9781403934345
2015 Work Experience, Placements and Internships
ISBN 1137462019 ISBN-13 9781137462015