|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Report The placement will be assessed by a short report reflecting on the experience 3000 Words||100%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Report The placement will be assessed by a short report reflecting on the experience 3000 Words||100%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Ability to work effectively in the software industry
The module will involve the student in finding paid employment in the software industry between their first and second taught semester of the Masters course. The placement will be assessed through report from the industrial supervisor, and report by the student.
The module gives Masters students the opportunity of adding a short period of 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 once during the summer 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 placement is progressing.
At the end of the placement, the student and the industrial supervisor will each write a report detailing how the placement 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.
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number|
|Communication||Good communication will be required on the placement and for the report.|
|Improving own Learning and Performance|
|Information Technology||The discipline is all about IT and more|
|Personal Development and Career planning||The placement will help the student to better understand the opportunities in the software industry.|
|Problem solving||Problem solving is integral to software development.|
|Subject Specific Skills|
|Team work||Most placements will involve fitting in with a team|
This module is at CQFW Level 5