SHE Level 3
SCQF Credit Points 10.00
ECTS Credit Points 5.00
Module Code M3H224597
Module Leader Martin MacDonald
School School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment
Subject SCEBE - School Office
  • A (September start)
  • B (January start)

Summary of Content

Aim of the module is to have an industrial experience that evolves the student to be professional engineer


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 program within 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. Additionally, the Orientation Workshop will give an exposure to general industrial organization, structure, production line, ethics, time management and also enhance students' soft skills.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module the student should be able to:- Demonstrate an understanding of professional ethics. [A3, B5]- Communicate effectively with the host, peers, and the team members of the company. [B4, C4]- Present the industrial training experience using good oral and written presentation skills. [C1, C2, C3, D3, D4]- Work in groups and perhaps be a leader in these groups when time requires them.[C1, D5]- Demonstrate an understanding of social, cultural, and environmental responsibilities of a professional engineer. [C6, B5, A3]- Demonstrate correct attitude and commitment to perform the tasks assigned. [A2, D5, D7,D9]

Teaching / Learning Strategy

The teaching methodology involves initial guided studies on professional and ethical standards of the industry and directed study (Orientation Workshop). Most of this module is focused to have an industrial experience on site.

Indicative Reading

Text Books: "Technical Writing and Professional Communication", Leshe A. Olsen and Thomas N.Hockin, McGraw Hill., 2009. "Technical Writing: A Practical Approach", William S.Pfeiffer , Macmillan Publishing company, 2009.

Transferrable Skills

-360b7 comprehend professional and ethical responsibilities b7 apply engineering tools and techniques effectively and conduct engineering design/ experiments as well as to analyze data b7 communicate effectively b7 function effectively as a team member as well as a leader b7 appreciate the social, cultural, global and environmental responsibilities of a professional engineer with awareness of contemporary issues acknowledge the need for, and be able to engage in life-long learning in their engineering fields and works

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Assessment (FT) 8.00
Practicals (FT) 80.00
Lectures (FT) 12.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Coursework 3 n/a 25.00 35% Employer's evaluation + presentation)
Coursework 1 n/a 25.00 35% Quiz
Coursework 2 n/a 50.00 35% Assessment linked with Report and work log book at industry