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PHYS7019 - Work Placement/Project (ext)

Title:Work Placement/Project (ext)
Long Title:Work Placement/Project (extended)
Module Code:PHYS7019
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 15
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Physics
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2020/21 ( September 2020 )
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Donagh OMahony
Module Description: The learner will undertake a relevant work placement or project of no less than 10 weeks. The programme will familiarise the learner with work practices and procedures and provide the learner with the opportunity to observe the practical application of theoretical knowledge gained on his/her programme. The placement/project is supported by a member of academic staff in CIT together with a workplace mentor where applicable. 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 Apply knowledge, skills and competencies acquired during the programme of study to the analysis and solution of workplace problems
LO2 Write a comprehensive report on the placement/project and provide an oral presentation based on that report
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.
No incompatible modules listed
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.

No requirements listed

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Location of Placement/Project
Learners may be placed in industry, they may be required to complete an in-house project or they may be placed in an educational institute outside of Ireland to complete a project.
The Enterprise
Business and manufacturing processes, quality assurance systems, health and safety practices, IT systems
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
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
Performance Evaluation Agreed mark between CIT supervisor and Placement supervisor (where applicable) 1,2 50.0 Sem End
Presentation Oral presentation of placement experience 1,2 20.0 Sem End
Written Report Bound and typed report of the placement details and experience 1,2 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) On placement 15.25 Every Week 15.25
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Log book record keeping 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Preparation of oral / visual presentation 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Written report preparation 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lecture Supervision 0.75 Every Week 0.75
Total Hours 21.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 21.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 0.75
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Fanthome, Christine 2004, Work placements: a survival guide for students, Palgrave Macmillian [ISBN: 9781403934345]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

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