Module Title:Industrial Work Placement
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 1 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Spanning a 12 weeks period, ideally the student will gain relevant experience in a variety of aspects of the operation of a pharmaceutical/scientific environmental industry. A range of scientific skills & techniques, procedures and processes will be gained, developed and improved during the work placement. The student will record and review their experience in a work place journal which will form the basis of their final report
Module Aim: To provide the student with an opportunity, within a structured setting, to gain experience of the work environment in the scientific/pharmaceutical environmental industrial sector.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Be able to describe and discuss the host organisations and appraise & evaluate the organisations contribution to the industrial and commercial environment in which it operates.
LO2 Work in individual and team based scenarios in a dynamic work environment.
LO3 Apply, develop and integrate skill sets studied in academic programme.
LO4 Evaluate the various skills acquired in the work placement programme.
LO5 Integrate into the social structure of the work-place
LO6 Apply and critically evaluate health and safety assessments in a commercial setting.
LO7 Develop the skills and confidence to choose and acquire suitable employment.
Pre-requisite learning
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
The work placement will generally involve work in private enterprises, consultancy firms, government departments or non-governmental organisations in Ireland or abroad. The work placement can alternatively involve participation in an appropriate research project. Students who already have extensive and relevant work experience may be exempt from the full work placement. The work placement will normally commence after the students have taken their final examinations i.e. early June of 4th year for a minimum of 12 weeks. Suitable work place experience of a similar duration if acquired between 3rd and 4th year may also be considered to fulfil this element of the course. The Careers Office at IT Carlow will be supported by the course board and placement co-ordinator to ensure that all students are placed in a relevant work environment. Members of the course board will monitor the students' progress throughout placement by maintaining contact with both the student and the supervisor in the host organisation.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other The work placement supervisor’s report 2,3,4,5 25.00 n/a
Other A detailed work placement report submitted to the college placement supervisor at the end of placement. 1,5,6,7 75.00 n/a
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

ITCarlow reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Work - based Learning 30 Weeks per Stage 0.00
Total Hours 0.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_SABTP_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Biosciences with Biopharmaceuticals 4 Mandatory