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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.
The module gives Masters students the opportunity of adding supervised industrial experience to their degree. This should significantly improve their employability.
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.
This module is at CQFW Level 5