SHE Level 3
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M3K220514
Module Leader Iain Sanderson
School School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment
Subject Civil Engineering and Environmental Management
  • A (September start)-B (January start)
  • A (September start)-B (January start)-C (May start)

Summary of Content

Continuing work experience within a suitable construction environment developing the students social and interpersonal skills, understanding and application of work procedures, ability to question concepts and relate the theoretical and technological aspects of the programme to the working practices of the fire service and the construction industry.


Work experience within a suitable environment which allows the student to develop :- 1.Social and interpersonal skills. 2. Competent application 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 fire service and construction industry. 4.The ability to work as an individual and in teams to meet targets and deadlines. 5. The development of personal organisational skills. 6. The ability to record and report concisely and accurately on technical matters and activities.

Learning Outcomes

On sucessful completion of this module, students should be able to:1. Demonstrate applicatory skills and personal and social skills, well developed self-awareness of ability, aptitude and character.2. Demonstrate developed work disciplines and routines.3. Demonstrate developed self-confidence and maturity.4. Demonstrate developing understanding of team working, personal relationships and authority.5. Demonstrate work experience sufficient to commence meeting the requirements for membership of the Institute of Fire Engineers6. Question industrial, professional and academic concepts and procedures.7. Demonstrate improving analytical problem solving techniques under supervision in a working environment.8. Demonstrate improving transferable skills largely dependent on type of work experience but broadly in 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 contribution to team working when working to deadlines.

Teaching / Learning Strategy

The continued recording of work experience on a daily basis linked with review at regular intervals by employers and academic staff generates self discipline and self awareness as well as employer recognition of the importance of increasing work responsibility in parallel with the academic development of the undergraduate. The completion of a structured diary and a report reviewing specific aspects of work experience supported by a case study consolidates the learning process.

Indicative Reading

Dependent on the status of the student, range of workload, employer demands and specialisation. Students will be directed to relevant texts accordingly. Bailey A, (1993). All Write - effective writing for professional people. The College of Estate Management.** Essential Reading. Recommended for Purchase. Additional Reading Schon, Donald A (1982) The Reflective Practitioner: How Professionals Think in Action.

Transferrable Skills

Social and interpersonal skills Personal organisational skills Team Working skills

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Lectures (PT) 1.00
Placement 149.00
Assessment (PT) 50.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Course Work 01 n/a 100.00 40% Portfolio Submission