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CM20105: Industrial placement

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2013/4
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Computer Science
Further information on credits Credits: 60
Further information on unit levels Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Academic Year
Further information on unit assessment Assessment: PL 100%
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this unit you must take CM10227 and take CM10193 and take CM20214 and take CM20221 and (take CM20215 or take CM20223) and in taking this unit you cannot take CM20106
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To provide practical experience in an industrial or commercial environment applying knowledge and skills gained within an undergraduate degree programme containing a substantial portion of computer science. To develop personal skills, typically including communication skills (oral and written), planning and time management, problem solving and analytical skills, decision-making skills, the critical appraisal of new information, and team-working skills. To enable an understanding to be gained of the general structure of an organisation and the contribution of the individual to the aims and objectives of an organisation.

Learning Outcomes:
1. To demonstrate further understanding of the application of Computer Science and a range of Key Skills within an industrial context.
2. To be able to work accurately and consistently to identify and achieve personal and company objectives.
3. To learn how the individual integrates into and interacts with an organisation for the mutual benefit of the individual and the organisation.
4. To demonstrate the ability to manage conflicting resource and time demands through prioritisation, allocation, tracking and control.
5. To be able to identify appropriate opportunities to apply knowledge, skills and understanding in new contexts to evaluate solutions and solve problems.
6. To build a range of group working skills, typically including effective one-to-one and group communication, presentations and interaction, and effective personal contribution to team goals.

Problem Solving (T/F), Working with others (T/F, A), Communications (T/F, A).

A period of paid employment, normally with an established company operating within the IT sector, performing a role in which the knowledge and skills gained from the degree programme can be applied and developed. The placement period shall incorporate regular critical self-evaluation and employer evaluation in order to enhance practice and identify new learning needs.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

CM20105 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Computer Science
  • USCM-AKB01 : BSc Computing (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 3
  • USCM-AKB12 : BSc (hons) Computer Information Systems (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 3
  • USCM-AKB07 : BSc (hons) Computer Science (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 3
  • USCM-AKB20 : BSc (hons) Computer Science and Mathematics (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 3
  • USCM-AKB10 : BSc (hons) Computer Science with Business (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 3
  • USCM-AKB14 : BSc (hons) Computer Science with Mathematics (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 3
  • USCM-AKM02 : MComp (hons) Computer Science (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 3
  • USCM-AKM14 : MComp (hons) Computer Science and Mathematics with Industrial Placement (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 3

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2013/4 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2014/15 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2013/14.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.