SHE Level 2
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M2K226568
Module Leader Gibril Njie
School School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment
Subject Construction and Surveying
  • A (September start)-B (January start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

Level 1 modules on EBE part time programmes

Summary of Content

Work experience within a suitable construction environment which develops the student's social and interpersonal skills, understanding of work procedures, ability to question concepts and relate the theoretical and technological aspects of a suitable environment and working practices of industry.


Work experience within a suitable environment which allows the student to develop :- 1. Social and interpersonal skills 2. Competent understanding of work procedures. 3. The ability to question concepts and to relate the theoretical and technological aspects of the academic programme with the current practice aspects of the construction industry. 4. The ability to work as an individual and in teams to meet targets and deadlines. 5. The ability to record and report concisely and accurately on technical matters and activity.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module, students should be able to: 1. Demonstrate improving applicatory skills, developing personal and social skills, increasing self- awareness of ability, aptitude and character.2. Demonstrate developing work disciplines and routines.3. Demonstrate developing self-confidence and maturity.4. Demonstrate understanding of team working, personal relationships and authority.5. Demonstrate preliminary experience sufficient to provide a suitable platform for meeting the future requirements for membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors RICS, the Chartered Institute of Building CIOB, Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors ICES.6. Demonstrate understanding of industrial, professional and academic concepts and procedures.7. Demonstrate improved analytical problem solving techniques under supervision in a working environment.8. Demonstrate improved transferable skills largely dependent on type of work experience but broadly the application of industrial and public relations, business and industrial procedures, management skills, interpretation of procedures, building drawings and programmes of work.9. Demonstrate increasing self reliance and team working aptitude to meet deadlines.

Teaching / Learning Strategy

The recording of work experience on a daily basis linked with review at regular intervals by employers and academic staff generates self descipline and self recognition as well as employer involvement with the academic development of the part-time undergraduate. The completion of a structured diary and a report reviewing specific aspects of work experience consolidates the learning process.

Indicative Reading

Dependent on the status of the student, range of workload, employer demands and specialisation. Bailey, A. (1993) All write - effective writing for professional people. The College of Estate Management. * Cottrell, S. (2015) Skills for success: personal development and employability, 3rd edition. Palgrave study guides series.

Transferrable Skills

Social and personal/interpersonal skills

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Placement 195.00
Lectures (PT) 1.00
Assessment (PT) 4.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Course Work 01 n/a 40.00 35% Coursework 1: Trimester A Submission of Critical Analysis (Case Study)(For CM students, a detailed proposal of competencies to be addressed)
Course Work 02 n/a 60.00 35% Coursework 2: Trimester B Submission of Resume of Professional Experience(And, for CM students, an annual report reflecting on compentencies)