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MECH8024 - Work Placement Mechanical Eng

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Title:Work Placement Mechanical Eng
Long Title:Work Placement Mechanical Eng
Module Code:MECH8024
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 15
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Mechanical Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2017/18 ( September 2017 )
Module Delivered in 4 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: GER KELLY
Module Author: PAUL KEANE
Module Description: The learner will undertake a relevant work placement of no less than 10 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 in the learner an understanding of the organisation, its procedures and technology.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Critically analyse the enterprise, its culture and its 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 CIT 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.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

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.

No requirements listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
The Enterprise
Business and manufacturing processes, quality assurance systems, health and safety practices, IT systems
Communication
Management and communication processes within the enterprise, 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
Teams
Function in work based teams, conflict & conflict resolution, leadership
Application of Learning to the Workplace
Application of learning received at CIT to 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 Visit by CIT staff to interview learner and workplace mentor 1,2,3,4 20.0 Week 6
Other Assessment based on feedback from workplace mentor 1,2,3,4 50.0 Sem End
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 Placement 20.5 Every Week 20.50
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Supervision 0.5 Every Week 0.50
Total Hours 21.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 21.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 0.50
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Work Placement 20.5 Every Week 20.50
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Supervision 0.5 Every Week 0.50
Total Hours 21.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 21.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 0.50
 

Module Resources

This module does not have any book resources
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
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CR_EMECH_8 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering 6 Mandatory
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CR_EPPSY_8 Certificate in Process Plant Systems 3 Mandatory

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