SHE Level 3
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M3K224776
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 2 modules for EBE part time programmes

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 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 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 successful completion of the 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 an appropriate Professional Body (eg JBM, CIOB, ICES, ICE, IStructE, IHE, CIHT).6. 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. 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 interpersonal skills Personal organisational skills Team Working skills

Module Structure

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

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Course Work 01 n/a 40.00 35% Coursework 1: Trimester A Submission of Critical Analysis(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 competencies)