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On completion of this module students will be expected achieve outcomes under three headings:
1) General Learning:
• Understand the need for high ethical standards in the practice of engineering.
• Explain the relationships which exist between members of the design team.
• Outline the benefits accruing from effective management of a construction project.
• Understand the health and safety issues and responsibilities of engineering practice.
• Describe the business organisation and the functions and responsibilities of key elements of the organisation in which they worked.
• Critically reflect on their experiences during the placement.
2) Technical Learning:
• Demonstrate the ability to integrate classroom theory with workplace practice, through the application of academic learning in the workplace.
• Demonstrate an understanding of design processes and methodologies and the ability to apply them.
• Report on how theory developed in lectures is applied in solving engineering problems.
3) Personal Learning:
• Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of workplace culture.
• Demonstrate interpersonal and self-management transferable skills including the ability to manage their time effectively; work independently in unfamiliar situations; work effectively as a team member, respecting the views of others in the team; accept and respond to constructive criticism; account for their actions and decisions.
• Demonstrate improvement in their communication skills.
In advance of the placement students are supported in preparation for their placement. Workshop sessions are given as follows:
- Introduction to Internship and Professional Working World
- Preparation for your Internship (CV and Cover Letter preparation)
- Interview skills
- Health & Safety
- Making the most of your placement.
Employers provide students with the opportunity to meet the module learning outcomes during their placement.
The module coordinator is the academic supervisor, and acts as the UCD point of contact with the student during their placement.
The academic supervisor will visit the student and the host employer during the placement period (typically during the summer months)
The academic supervisor will liaise with review the assessment submissions.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
Not applicable to this module.
|Remediation Type||Remediation Timing|
|Repeat (CFP)||Within Three Semesters|
• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
Feedback will be provided to students for activities undertaken in preparation of their placements. Progress will also be discussed with individual students during site visits of academic supervisors. On their return to UCD, further individual feedback will be provided to students, post-assessment.