Module Title:Work Placement
Language of Instruction:English
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 opportunity of applying the knowledge and skills acquired on the course in a relevant industry. Moreover, it enables participants to establish a relationship with companies and organisations with whom the participants may later gain employment as a graduate.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Apply the practical skills, knowledge and competencies acquired on the academic programme within the workplace;
LO2 Describe the organisation and operational practices of the host company and his/her role within it
LO3 Work as a member of a team and have developed appropriate communication and interpersonal skills
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

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Co-requisite Modules
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Requirements
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Resourcing
This module will be resourced within the Department of Computing
Preparation
To prepare the students for work placement there will be a 1-hour tutorial session each week in the first term. 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 will last for six months. This module is assessed on a Pass/Fail basis
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Written Report Student placement report of the host enterprise e.g. company organisational structure, the processes 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. 1,2,3 100.00 n/a
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Tutorial 12 Weeks per Stage 1.00
Placement Per Semester 29.52
Total Hours 750.00
 

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_KCIAD_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing in Interactive Digital Art and Design 6 Elective
CW_KCIAD_D Bachelor of Science in Computing in Interactive Digital Art and Design 6 Mandatory