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PLAC7009 - Work Placement

Title:Work Placement
Long Title:Work Placement
Module Code:PLAC7009
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 30
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Placement
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2016/17 ( September 2016 )
Module Delivered in 5 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Sean McSweeney
Module Description: The learner will undertake a relevant work placement of no less than 15 weeks. The placement programme will familiarise the student with work practices and procedures and provide him/her with the opportunity to observe the the practical application of theoretical knowledge gained on his/her programme. The placement is supported by a member of academic staff in CIT together with a workplace mentor. The aim of the industrial placement is to introduce the learner to structured employment in a relevant work sector and to develop an understanding of the organisation, its culture, procedures and technologies.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Critically analyse the entreprise, its culture and organisation
LO2 Communicate in a professional manner within the workplace
LO3 Demonstrate initiative and leadership skills whilst working alone and in teams
LO4 Apply knowledge, skills and competencies acquired during the programme of study to the analysis and solution of workplace problems
LO5 Reflect on and analyse the learning experience resulting from the work placement
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.


Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
The Entreprise
Business and manufacturing processes, quality assurance systems, health and safety practices, IT systems
Management and communication processes within the entreprise, meetings, presentations, project planning
Personal Development & Initiative
Undertaking individual responsibility for aspects of system development
Problem Solving
Analysis of workplace-related problems and suggestions for appropriate solutions
Function in work based teams, conflict & conflict resolution, leadership
Application of Learning to the Workplace
Application of learning received at CIT to the the management of resources and business processes
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Other Visit by CIT staff to interview learner and workplace 1,2,3,4 20.0 Week 6
Other Other Assessment based on feedback from workplace 1,2,3,4 50.0 Week 6
Other Written Report Report and/or oral presentation on work 1,2,3,4,5 30.0 Sem End
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Work experience, study and project report 39.0 Every Week 39.00
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) No Description 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Total Hours 40.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 40.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 1.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Sweitzer & King 2013, The Successful Internship, 4th Ed. [ISBN: 9781285077192]
  • Christine Fanthone 2004, Work Placement - A survival guide for students, 1st Ed., Palgrave Macmillan [ISBN: 1 4039 343 7]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • John Bowden 2004, Wriitng a report: How to prepare, write and present effective reports, How to Books Ltd. [ISBN: 185703922X]
  • Eileen Kisslinger 2002, Contemporary Topics 2: High Intermediate listening and Note-Taking skills, Pearson Education [ISBN: 0130948586]
  • Stephen Bernhardt 1997, Writing at Work: Professional writing skills for people on the job, MvGraw Hill Professional [ISBN: 0844259837]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_KSDEV_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Software Development 6 Group Elective 1
CR_KDNET_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computer Systems 6 Group Elective 1
CR_KITMN_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in IT Management 6 Group Elective 1
CR_KITSP_7 Bachelor of Science in Information Technology 6 Group Elective 1
CR_KCOMP_7 Bachelor of Science in Software Development 6 Group Elective 1

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