WORK07022 2019 Work Placement

General Details

Full Title
Work Placement
Transcript Title
Work Placement
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Subject Area
WORK - Work Placement
CENG - Civil Eng. and Construction
07 - NFQ Level 7
10 - 10 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Kathryn Ryan
Programme Membership
SG_ECIVL_H08 201900 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering SG_ECIVL_K08 201900 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering (Add-on)

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.

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.

Repeat Assessments

This module is marked as pass/fail. A fail grade will require the learner to re-attend and repeat the work placement module.

Indicative Syllabus

Work experience by placement in an organisation relevant to the Civil Engineering industry.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam

Coursework Assessment

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

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Individual Diary / Log Book Offsite Reflective journal 1 Weekly 1.00
Independent Learning Offsite Work experience 38 Weekly 38.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 1.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
Workplace Procedural Documentation IT Sligo

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

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 

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