WORK08007 2013 ENVIRONMENTAL TOPICS, CASE STUDIES AND WORK PLACEMENT

General Details

Full Title
ENVIRONMENTAL TOPICS, CASE STUDIES AND WORK PLACEMENT
Transcript Title
ENVIRONMENTAL TOPICS
Code
WORK08007
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
WORK - Work Placement
Department
ESCI - Environmental Science
Level
08 - NFQ Level 8
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
Author(s)
Ann-Marie Duddy, Billy Fitzgerald, Michael Broaders
Programme Membership
SG_SENVI_K08 201300 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Environmental Science SG_SENVI_K08 201400 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Environmental Science SG_SSCIE_H08 201600 Bachelor of Science (Honours) SG_SSCIE_H08 201700 Bachelor of Science (Honours)
Description

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 present a written report on their Placement for evaluation. Guest speakers are invited to address the class on a regular basis on a range of currrent topics. At the end of the semester students sit an examination on Environmental Science Topics which are evaluated by staff in the Department.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

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

2.

Recognise and respect the views of others.

3.

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

4.

Behave ethically, in a range of work settings.

5.

Present and engage in debate relating to general scientific issues.

6.

Reflect on own practices.

7.

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

8.

Develop a capacity for social responsibility.

Module Assessment Strategies

The students are assessed on the basis of their performance and communications from the Work Placement element of the Module as well as their level of knowledge as assessed by an end of term examination set and marked by members of the environmental science department staff on a variety of topical environmental issues which is internally and externally moderated.

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
None
Co-requisites
None
Incompatibles
None

Indicative Syllabus

  1. Work placement, minimum 12 weeks duration
  2. Maintenance of daily diary for the duration of the work placement
  3. Presentation of work experience
  4. Participation in peer review of work placement of fellow students
  5. Attendance at presentations  given by visiting experts and former graduates
  6. Attendance on 1-2 three day field trips to industries / plants (e.g. incinerators) of environmental interest
  7. Self directed learning to accrue knowledge in regard to environmental topics currently being discussed by the government, experts and the general public.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
60 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
40 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Presentation of Work Placement Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 15 % Any 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
2 Written Report and diary of Placement Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 15 % Any 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
3 Written Report summary of visiting lecturers Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 10 % OnGoing 1,2,5,6,7
4 Case Study report on site visits Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 10 % Any 1,2,5,6,7
5 Performance Evaluation Peer assessment Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 10 % Any 1,2,5,6,7
6 Performance Evaluation Critical evaluation of presentations by lecturer feedback and peer review Formative UNKNOWN - % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Theory Final Exam UNKNOWN 40 % End of Term 1,2,5,6,7,8
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Lecture Theatre Student presentation 2 Weekly 2.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.00 Hours

Part Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Lecture Theatre Visiting lecturer 0.5 Fortnightly 0.25
Site Visit Offsite case study report 0.5 Fortnightly 0.25
Total Part Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 0.50 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

self study for final exam on various topical environmental issues

URL Resources
http://itsligo.learnonline.ie/course/view.php?id=1362
Other Resources

PPE for site visits
Bus travel to offsites

Additional Information

None