Full Title:Work Placement
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:PLCE E7004
Credits: 30
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( June 2019 )
Module Delivered in 4 programme(s)
Module Description:The learner will undertake industrial work placement lasting one semester. The aim of the placement is to introduce the learner to structured employment in a relevant work sector and to develop in the learner an understanding of the organisation, its procedures and technology. The placement will provide students with the opportunity to observe the practical application of theoretical knowledge gained in their programme of study. Should learners have difficulty being placed, they will complete a work related project which equates to the student effort and learning outcomes of the module.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Work productively and in a professional manner, including in the areas of communications, punctuality, planning, accountability, ethics etc.
  2. Apply and develop knowledge and skills acquired from their programme of study.
  3. Participate fully as a member of a team when undertaking work tasks.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of a host organisation’s structures, policies and procedures.
  5. Reflect on and evaluate the learning gained from the work placement.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Work Experience
While it is evident that the work placement experiences will differ from student to student, it is expected that each placement will: provide an opportunity to observe the practical application of theoretical knowledge and skills; inform students on the practices and operations of a company; inform students on the legal and regulatory framework that they must operate within and help students to develop a keen commercial awareness and appreciation of client requirements.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Other An authenticated Work Placement Logbook detailing areas of work, skills and competencies addressed during placement and counter signed by the employer/work supervisor. 1,2,3,4 50.00 100 40 n/a 0
Reflective Journal A reflective report which critically evaluates the student's learning from work placement in terms of personal growth and professional development. 1,2,3,5 30.00 100 40 n/a 0
Presentation A verbal presentation by the student summarising their learning and experience of the work placement. 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
Students must pass the assessment element relating to the 'Logbook' in order to pass the module. Failure in this area will mean that students must retake the module in its entirety. In certain circumstances, where appropriate, students will be given the opportunity to resubmit the reflective journal and/or re-sit the presentation at the next examination session, without the need to re-sit the module.

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
Practical 12 weeks industrial work placement. 480.00 Once per semester 32.00
Independent Study Daily logbook and relective journal. 60.00 Once per semester 4.00
Independent Study Independent reading and research relating to work activities and tasks. 24.00 Once per semester 1.60
Independent Study Preparation for final presentation. 36.00 Once per semester 2.40
Total Weekly Learner Workload 40.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 32.00
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
  • DkIT Placement Office: n/a: Placement Office, DkITWork Placement HandbookDkIT Placement Office

Module Delivered in

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DK_ECMGT_7 Bachelor of Science in Construction Management 6 Mandatory