EG-233 Placement Preparation: Engineering Industrial Year
This generic cross-disciplinary module is for all students who have enrolled (or transferred) onto the Engineering Year in Industry scheme. The module focuses on the underpinning and fundamental requisites required to gain, enter and progress effectively through an industrial placement. Learners will be introduced to a) sourcing placements, CV writing and application techniques; (b) interview techniques - how to pitch yourself and be successful; (c) workplace fundamentals and IP awareness, behaviours and expectations; (d) key employability skills; getting the most from your Industrial Placement; and (e) health and safety in the workplace.
EG-E01 Industrial Placement Year (Engineering)
The industrial placement year (often referred to as the Year in Industry) takes place after Year 2 for BEng students and after Year 2 or Year 3 for MEng students. Students may enrol on programmes with an industrial placement year at the beginning of their studies, subject to appropriate enhanced entry qualifications, or may transfer to such a programme at the start of Year 2 (for BEng students) or at the start of Year 2/Year 3 (for MEng students). Year in Industry prep starts in Year 1, with an introductory lecture and CV workshop at the end of TB2. CVs will be submitted and vetted in Year 1. In Year 2 students are required to attend preparatory lectures, that cover various topics, such as job applications, interview techniques, telephone interviews, etc. Please note that these lectures are delivered at Year 2 in EG-233. MEng students are permitted to take their intercalary year after Year 2 or Year 3; however, the prep sessions are only run at Year 2, this is due to timetabling matters. The onus to apply and find a placement is that of the student. If successful in attaining a placement, a student will complete a minimum of 40 weeks in a paid placement in companies across the UK and, in some cases, abroad. The aim of the module is to document the student’s professional development along the Engineering Council UK-SPEC guidelines. The mode of assessment is described in the relevant section.
EG-M47 Leadership Development (Engineering)
To show the concepts/characteristics behind Leadership and "Entrepreneurial Thinking" and to broadly enhance "key skills” critical for employability and business start-up; raising awareness of the skills, methods and tools that will develop a “global engineer”, capable of operating as a "holistic" practitioner within multidisciplinary teams in any environment. Topic such as leadership, team formation, entrepreneurship and business concepts such as change, and strategic management are covered in the particular module.
EG-M39 – MSc Industrial Experience (Engineering)
This module provides industrial experience within an Engineering context in the UK. The experience will be gained through a 32-week industrial placement, at least part of which will be spent within the University on a collaborative R&D project undertaken with significant industrial collaboration. Some of the placement may be spent in a paid industrial role in some cases. The module will be assessed on a pass / fail basis against criteria matching the some of the Engineering Council's requirements for professional engineering recognition in the UK.