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CENV6129 Industrial Based Learning

Module Overview

The module aims to give you experience of working as a graduate engineer within the construction environment. During this 11 month work placement you will apply the knowledge you have gained from the taught element of the programme, develop a deeper understanding of technical issues from work-based projects, understand the commercial and technical aspects of the sector, and reflect on your developing professional knowledge and skills.

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

The module aims to give you experience of working as a graduate engineer within the construction environment. During this 11 month work placement you will apply the knowledge you have gained from the taught element of the programme, develop a deeper understanding of technical issues from work-based projects, understand the commercial and technical aspects of the sector, and reflect on your developing professional knowledge and skills.

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding

Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • Apply mathematical and computer based models for solving problems in engineering
  • Develop a knowledge of a wide range of engineering materials and components
  • Display an in-depth understanding of selected technical issues
  • Understand current practice and new developments within your industry
  • Understand the business practices of your host organisation
  • Undertake and apply engineering knowledge to tasks and project work with supervision
Transferable and Generic Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Commercial awareness
  • Learn and study/research independently
  • Manage and organise time
  • Manage change effectively
  • Communicate your ideas effectively
  • Importance of fostering healthy group work
  • Become a reflective practitioner
Subject Specific Practical Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Generate an innovative design to fulfil business needs
  • Carry out engineering design to professional standards
  • Interpret Construction Drawings
  • Understand the different roles within a team and have the ability to exercise leadership
  • Understand the scientific principles and concepts underpinning the business of your chosen field
  • Be aware of the new and developing technologies key to the future of your industry
  • Use the design processes for the industry in which you are working
  • Apply computer based engineering tools to solve engineering problems
  • Apply engineering techniques taking account of commercial and industrial constraints
  • Develop monitor and update a plan to a changing operating environment
  • Manage health and safety at work
  • Manage construction processes
Subject Specific Intellectual and Research Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Evaluate information from projects
  • Analyse and interpret the findings
  • Review and synthesise professional and technical issues
  • Exercise professional judgement in a working context
  • Apply appropriate theories, concepts, methods etc. in unfamiliar situations

Syllabus

Within your work placement you will apply knowledge you have gained on the taught element of the programme. The nature of your experience will depend on the company you are working for. You will be applying civil engineering concepts, developing some concepts further through projects and coursework and developing your expertise as a reflective practicioner.

Special Features

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Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

During your industrial placement you will fulfil the role of a graduate civil engineer and work full-time for a period of 11 months. You will be expected to complete your coursework assignment during your own time and not during the working day. You will be allocated an industrial mentor who will be responsible for the quality of your learning experience, which will be commensurate to that of a graduate engineer. An Industrial Liaison Officer from the University of Southampton will monitor your progress during the industrial placement, who will visit your work place and liaise with your industrial mentor. Your dissertation should be related to a project or projects in which you have played a significant role during your placement. In accordance with your agreed learning plan, you will evidence the learning outcomes that were weighted highly. Outcomes weighted low and medium in your learning plan should also be covered, but to a lesser extent. Describe what is distinctive about your placement and demonstrate your understanding of the technical aspects of your work. Indicate your role in the work described and show where you have exercised independent engineering and professional judgement. The end of the report will contain a reflective summary.

TypeHours
Placement1600
Seminar8
Project supervision8
Total study time1616

Assessment

Assessment Strategy

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Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Dissertation 70%
Oral presentation 10%
Report  (12000 words) 20%

Referral

MethodPercentage contribution
Dissertation 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

Costs

Costs associated with this module

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

In addition to this, students registered for this module typically also have to pay for:

Printing and Photocopying Costs

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study. Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at www.calendar.soton.ac.uk.

Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at www.calendar.soton.ac.uk.

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