Full Title: External Placement
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:PLCE E7002
Credits: 10
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2014/15 ( September 2014 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Description:External placement allows students, an opportunity, to gain experience in a professional technical environment. The aims of this module are to: 1. Provide students with technical experience in a working environment. 2. Give them experience of structured employment in an industry relevant to their study. 3. To develop in the student an understanding of the organisation, procedures and practices current in their industry. 4. Introduce the students to potential employers. 5. Give students an opportunity to source industry based projects for their final year.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Describe the organisation of the host company and his / her role within it.
  2. Complete, on time and to agreed specifications, a designated task.
  3. Present a comprehensive report on the company, including its products, management and structure in addition to the specific tasks performed by the student
  4. Describe the importance of safety in the workplace and describe the safety procedures in operation in the host enterprise.
  5. Describe the quality assurance requirements, controls and practice in the host enterprise.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
No indicative content
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Special Regulation
An exemption from placement activities may be sought by a student where they can demonstrate significant experience of a technical nature in employment that meets the learning outcomes of this module.

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Written Report Weekly learning Reports and Final Learning Report (portfolio) developed in pre-specified format. (The Final Learning Report will incorporate a report on a particular assignment / project undertaken, as well as a description of the company’s products, procedures, management and structure.) 1,2,3,4,5 50.00 0 0 Every Week 0
Other Logbook and Weekly Learning Report (countersigned by industrial supervisor). 1,2,3,4,5 10.00 0 0 n/a 0
Presentation Oral presentation, including answering questions, on completion of the placement. The presentation shall be to peers, academic staff and industry representatives. 1,3,4,5 20.00 0 0 n/a 0
Performance Evaluation An ongoing assessment of the student’s performance in the Host Company – garnered from Logbook, Weekly Reports and monthly consultation by Academic Supervisor. This shall also include a confidential report by the company to the academic supervisor. 1,2,4,5 20.00 0 0 n/a 0
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
The assessment of this module is inextricably linked to the delivery. Therefore reassessment on this module will require the student to reattend (i.e. retake) the module in its entirety.
Reassessment Description
There is no possibility of this module being recovered. However recognizing that external factors, outside the control of the learner might prevent a successful outcome, the Programme Board will admit into Year 3, as an Exceptional progress ( see DkIT Marks & Standards) any student who has not achieved a satisfactory outcome. They will be required to satisfactorily undertake a replacement placement prior to Graduation.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lectures on CV preparation, workplace considerations, ethics, etc. 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Practical Work that the student may be assigned to do as part of his or her External Placement includes: • Identify a problem with a product and suggest solutions. • Develop a User Manual for a product. • Work as part of a Quality Control Team in a factory environment. • Assist, under supervision, in the development of a new product. 35.00 Every Week 35.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 36.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 36.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
This module does not have any book resources
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • Virtual Learning Environment: "Moodle" learning environment

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_EELES_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronic Systems 4 Mandatory