COMP08167 2019 Work Placement

General Details

Full Title
Work Placement
Transcript Title
Work Placement
N/A %
Subject Area
COMP - 0613 Computer Science
COEL - Computing & Electronic Eng
08 - Level 8
10 - 10 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Diane O'Brien, Keith McManus, Colm Davey
Programme Membership
SG_KCOMP_L08 201900 Higher Diploma in Science in Computing SG_KCMPU_L08 202000 Higher Diploma in Science in Computing SG_KCMPU_L08 202300 Higher Diploma in Science in Computing

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.

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.

Repeat Assessments

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.  

Indicative Syllabus

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

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

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

Required Reading
20/01/2017 Placements and Work-based Learning in Education Studies: An introduction for students (Foundations of Education Studies) Routledge

Required Reading
01/12/2015 Work Experience, Placements and Internships Red Globe Press

Module Resources

Other Resources


Additional Information

Students are only permitted to undertake placement if all taught modules have been passed.