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MECH7019 - Work Placement

Title:Work Placement
Long Title:Work Placement
Module Code:MECH7019
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 15
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Interdisciplinary Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2011/12 ( September 2011 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: MATTHEW COTTERELL
Module Description: The learner will undertake a relevant work placement of no less than 7 weeks. The placement programme will familiarise the student with work practices and procedures and provide him/her with the opportunity to observe 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 the organisation
LO2 Communicate in a professional manner within the workplace
LO3 Demonstrate initiative and leadership skills whilst working alone and in teams
LO4 Analyse and solve workplace problems
LO5 Reflect on and analyse the learning experience resulting from the work placement
Pre-requisite learning
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
No Co Requisites listed

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
The Enterprise
Business and manufacturing,quality assurance systems,health and safety practices,IT systems
Management and communication process within the enterprise,meetings,presentations,project planning
Personal development and initiative
Undertaking individual responsibility for aspects of systems development
Problem Solving
Analysis of workplace-related problems and suggestions for appropriate solutions
Function in work based teams,conflict and 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
Oral Examination/Interview Visit by CIT staff to interview learner and mentor 2,3,4,5 20.0 Week 10
Reflective Journal Log Book 1,2,4,5 15.0 Sem End
Written Report Report on workplacement 1,2,4 15.0 Sem End
Presentation Oral presentation 2,4,5 15.0 Sem End
Performance Evaluation Assessment based on Feedback from Mentor 2,3 35.0 Sem End
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat the module
The assessment of this module is inextricably linked to the delivery. The student must reattend the module in its entirety in order to be reassessed.

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 20.5 Every Week 20.50
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) placement coordination and assessment 0.5 Every Week 0.50
Total Hours 21.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 21.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 0.50
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

This module does not have any book resources
This module does not have any article/paper resources
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Module Delivered in

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