PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 2

SHE Level 3
SCQF Credit Points 60.00
ECTS Credit Points 30.00
Module Code M3K220838
Module Leader Raymond Boyd
School School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment
Subject Construction and Surveying
Trimester
  • B (January start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

Level 2 modules in BSc (Hons) Real Estate

Summary of Content

Work experience within an international environment, with potential support from Erasmus, appropriate to the BSc (Hons) Real Estate programme in order to: develop the student's social and interpersonal skills; develop a comparative understanding of work procedures, the ability to question concepts and to relate the theoretical and technological aspects of the programme with the managerial, technical or professional practice aspects of the property sector of the built and natural environment; achieve up to the maximum 200 days of diarised undergraduate professional experience provided for under the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Assessment of Professional Competence

Syllabus

Work experience within an environment appropriate to the students' programme to develop the student's social and interpersonal skills, comparative understanding of work procedures, the ability to question concepts and to relate the theoretical and technological aspects of the programme with the managerial, technical or professional practice aspects of the property sector of the built and natural environment.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module, students should be able to: 1.Acquire applicatory skills and develop personal and social skills, thereby increasing self-awareness of ability, aptitude and character.2. Learn work disciplines and routines.3. Develop self-confidence and maturity.4. Understand team working, personal relationships and authority.5. Question industrial, professional and academic concepts and procedures.6. Improve analytical problem solving techniques under supervision in a working environment.7. Develop an understanding of workplace ethics and professional practice in accordance with requirements of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors or appropriate professional body.8. Develop an understanding of organisational culture and critically appraise management practice.9. Explore possible research areas with a view to developing future dissertation subjects.10.Clarify career progression decisions and objectives by being more aware of the available careers11.Sample different types of work and exchange views with colleagues and peer groups12.Develop the ability to reflect on the learning experience and self-analyse strengths and weaknesses. 13.Achieve up to the maximum of 200 days diarised preliminary professional experience requirements for corporate membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Teaching / Learning Strategy

Introductory lectures / tutorials on the format of the placement, employers' expectations, interview procedures, behaviour, means of assessment, tutor visits and professional institution requirements within Trimester B of previous session . Supported by a module handbook and guide for students and for potential employers. Supported by a dedicated GCU Learn facility through to conclusion of the placement period. Blackboard site includes video blogs from previous cohorts' students providing advice and active discussion board facility. The module has been developed to suit global situations: site visits and site interviews of student and employer's representative by individual mentors will take place in person or via Skype or other appropriate software Intensive residential weekend will take place towards the end of the module with seminars/lectures/presentations to provide review and reflection and to prepare students for the remainder of the programme and their professional careers. Production of set assignments and records of achievement for Professional Development. (see below)

Indicative Reading

Indicative reading from previous module descriptors appropriate to the chosen case study topic and to the type and location of the placement. Students will be directed to up to date RICS APC publications and guidance. Additional directed reading will be given to cover the areas of personal development, reflective learning, organisational culture and management strategy.

Transferrable Skills

Apply industrial and public relations, business and industrial procedures, management skills, interpret procedures (D1). Develop interpersonal skills in order to communicate effectively in a range of situations (D14). Operate as an effective team member (D12). Use information technology to support communication, presentation and learning (D9 - D13). Critically analyse information (D1). Demonstrate effective problem solving and decision making skills (D1).

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Independent Learning (FT) 570.00
Tutorials (FT) 6.00
Lectures (FT) 3.00
Seminars (FT) 3.00
Assessment (FT) 18.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Coursework 1 n/a 30.00 35% Completion of Diary, Logbook, Employment Assessment and Reflective Presentation to Peer Group
Coursework 3 n/a 35.00 35% Organisational/ Management Report -2500 words
Coursework 2 n/a 35.00 35% Reflective Assignment on Professional Development 2500 words