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EE50232: Professional practice placement

[Page last updated: 15 October 2020]

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
Further information on credits Credits: 30      [equivalent to 60 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 600
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 3 (Summer)
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Professional Practice Placement Report (CW 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Description: Aims:
To provide industry-relevant professional development through comprehensive and well-rounded knowledge and experience of design, producing graduates who can communicate and work with different stakeholders, such as clients, the public and other industry professionals.

Learning Outcomes:
After successfully completing this unit the student will be able to:
* Synthesize the technical knowledge from the taught stage of the programme into design strategies that advance technology.
* Integrate the above to pursue design and engineering processes that are constrained by real-world resources and customer demands.
* Assess how their dissertation proposal could be developed into a viable research consultancy project.
* Assess the viability and true impact of their proposed industry relevant deliverables.
* Advance their professional profile within the placement company, and the wider professional industry.


* Multi-disciplinary team working within a real design team environment. (F, A)
* Identifying key industry-relevant research themes to support the rationale behind their chosen topic. (F, A)
* Developing the real-world applicability and industry-impact of their proposed deliverables. (F, A)
* Management and employability skills in practice. (F)
* Disseminating and evaluating complex design strategies to a multi-disciplinary industry audience. (F, A).


* Introduction to professional practice.
* Integrated knowledge management.
* Multi-disciplinary team working in practice.
* Business operations and the design process in professional practice.
* Developing strategies with impact.
* Evaluating strategies in practice.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

EE50232 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering


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