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MA20105: Industrial placement

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2013/4
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Mathematical Sciences
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: This unit is not available to students on MMath programmes.
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
The aims of this unit are for BSc students to undertake a work programme, usually within mathematics, statistics, OR or a related discipline, whilst placed at an approved business or other organisation, and to develop transferable, personal and interpersonal skills relevant to a graduate mathematician or statistician.

Learning Outcomes:
On completion of the placement year, the student should have demonstrated:
* the ability to apply knowledge and skills gained at the university to a work programme in a professional context;
* good personal skills in planning and time management, problem solving, decision making and team membership;
* good oral communication and presentation skills, including making an oral presentation at the placement conference on the work being carried out;
* sound record keeping and report writing skills, including writing monthly self-evaluations and a report on the work carried out during the placement.
*an knowledge of one business/career opportunity in depth and a basic understanding of graduate opportunities using mathematics and statistics
*an understanding of the application process for graduate employment.

Problem Solving, Written Communication, Spoken Communication, Team work, I.T. skills and programming, Data Acquisition, Handling, and Analysis, Project planning/management.

The content varies from placement to placement. Work is determined by placement providers but is required to be at an appropriate level. All students will be taught specific roles by their employer. Some students will have the opportunity to study for nationally recognised accountancy exams within their placement provision. Each placement should also allow adequate opportunities for the student to demonstrate competence in the following categories: self-management and development, managing tasks, communicating clearly and effectively, working with and relating to others, applying knowledge and initiative in work problems.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

MA20105 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Mathematical Sciences
  • USMA-AKB16 : BSc (hons) Mathematical Sciences (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 3
  • USMA-AKB14 : BSc (hons) Mathematics (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 3
  • USMA-AKB02 : BSc (hons) Mathematics and Statistics (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 3
  • USMA-AKB06 : BSc (hons) Statistics (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.