Module Information

Module Identifier
CSS0260
Module Title
Sandwich Year (PG)
Academic Year
2017/2018
Co-ordinator
Semester
Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)
Pre-Requisite
Completion of taught part of Masters in Software Engineering.
External Examiners
  • Dr John Hunt (Chief Operating Officer - Mallon Associates International)
 
Other Staff

Course Delivery

 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion

Aims

This module gives Masters students the opportunity of adding supervised industrial experience to their degree. This should significantly improve their employability

Brief description

The module will involve the student in finding paid employment in the software industry between the taught part of the Masters course and the Masters Project. The year will be assessed through report from the industrial supervisor, and report by the student.

Content

During the taught part of the Masters course, students will be supported by the Department in finding and applying for appropriate posts in the Software Industry. The post will commence after the Masters examinations in May, and will last for one year. During this time, the Masters Project for the student will be suspended.

The student will have an academic supervisor, and the company will be asked to identify someone as the industrial supervisor.
The student will be visited at their industrial post twice during the year by the academic supervisor (this may be run differently where students are overseas). The academic supervisor will meet with both the student and the industrial supervisor to find out how the year is progressing.

At the end of the year, the student and the industrial supervisor will each write a report detailing how the year went. The student's report will be assessed for critical evaluation, as well as its details of what was achieved. The industrial supervisor's report will only be used as part of the demonstration of the student's ability to build software effectively.

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 5