Module Title:Work Placement (Software Development)
Credits: 30
NFQ Level:7
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Work Placement will be managed by academic staff and members of each Institute’s programme board will operate as Placement supervisors. Placement preparation will occur weekly in Semester 1 Year 3 for CV and Interview preparation. A work programme will be agreed between the Placement supervisor and Industrial supervisor in consultation with the student. The Placement supervisor will monitor the student’s progress by maintaining close contact with the student and Industrial supervisors. Students will be visited during the placement by Placement supervisor(s). All students going on placement must abide by the Institute’s latest placement policy.
Module Aim: To provide the learner with the experience of working in a relevant industry and put into practice the knowledge and skills gained on the academic phase of the course
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Function within a professional work environment
LO2 Apply knowledge, skills and competencies acquired during the programme of study to work place
LO3 Describe the organisation and operational practices of the host company and his/her role within it;
LO4 Demonstrate development and application of interpersonal and self-management transferrable skills, such as communication, problem solving, teamwork, etc
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
This module will be resourced within the Department of Computing
To prepare the students for work placement there will be a 1-hour tutorial session each week leading up to placement time. Prospective supervisors from our industrial partners will give a presentation to the students on their company, their work, and what is expected of the students during placement. The industrial placement may start in January to March, and will last for six months. This module is assessed as Pass/Fail
Assessment Breakdown%
No Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Student placement report of the host enterprise e.g. company organisational structure, the software development process adopted within the organisation, the nature, outcome, experiences, and lessons learnt (reflection) from the placement. A report from the Employer regarding the student performance on placement along with a student diary & work logs verified by Employer will also be required for submission. Students may also have to participate in Peer group presentations concerning their placement. 1,2,3,4 100.00 End-of-Semester
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Tutorial 12 Weeks per Stage 1.00
Placement 15 Weeks per Stage 49.20
Total Hours 750.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_KCSOF_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Software Development 6 Group Elective 1
CW_KCSOF_D Bachelor of Science in Software Development 6 Group Elective 1