COMP08167 2019 Work Placement
The work-placement/ internship component is an integral part of the academic programme of the Higher
Diploma in Computing. The aims of the component are to: Offer the student the opportunity to apply the
knowledge and skills gained throughout the course in a relevant work-place setting; Facilitate the student in
developing the practical competencies and communication skills necessary to function as an effective team
member in the work environment.
Where it is not possible to secure a work placement for a student, an alternative of an industry related project will be available addressing the same learning outcomes.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Contextualise the knowledge gained in the programme in an area relevant a selected area of interest.
Describe the organisation of the host company/organisation and his/her role within it.
Describe the operational practices within the host enterprise
Apply the practical skills acquired on the academic programme within the workplace.
Work as a member of a team and have developed appropriate communication and interpersonal skills
Teaching and Learning Strategies
This module offers the opportunity for students to put into practice skills gained through their studies. Learning is primarily on the job with help and support from industry supervisor and work colleagues.
Module Assessment Strategies
Assessment is by means of an on site placement interview with both the student and supervisor. The student is also expected to submit a weekly learning log. This module is Pass/Fail, a grade is not awarded.
If a student has not successfully completed a placement the onus is on the student to secure an alternative placement which must be approved by the college.
Placement/ Internship (100%)
At the end of the first semester learners will be matched with placements/ internships provided by placement partners. Placement
partners will present opportunities to which learners will apply. At this point students will be encouraged to reflect on their strengths and
areas of interest when applying for positions. Students may have an opportunity to prepare for placement by undertaking a project
specified by their placement partner and/or taking a specialised industry module relevant to their placement. Students will maintain a reflective learning log and complete a final report
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Written Report Reflective journal maintained during placement.||Coursework Assessment||Written Report/Essay||50 %||End of Semester||1,2,3,4,5|
|2||Workplace interview of student and industry supervisor||Coursework Assessment||Interview||50 %||End of Semester||1,2,3,4,5|
Required & Recommended Book List
20/01/2017 Placements and Work-based Learning in Education Studies: An introduction for students (Foundations of Education Studies) Routledge
01/12/2015 Work Experience, Placements and Internships Red Globe Press
Students are only permitted to undertake placement if all taught modules have been passed.