SHE Level 4
SCQF Credit Points 10.00
ECTS Credit Points 5.00
Module Code MHH124656
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

The aim of this module is to provide students with an understanding of various functions within an industry through orientation programme; to get exposure to various engineering activities including production, production methods, quality and maintenance etc., to gain experience working with professional engineers and knowledge in solving industrial related problems. The module will focus on students gaining hands-on-experience during industrial training.


The internship will provide opportunities to get trained in the following areas: General introduction: Introduction of the company, line of production, markets for the product (National and International), organization structure and hierarchy , various departments, Importance of training, Engineering and work ethics, Orientation programme Design department: Various design codes and practices adopted by the industry. Production department: various production methods, machinery and equipment, method of job scheduling, supervisory skills, time management and target production, effective utilization of resources, Inventory and inventory control. Quality department: Various tools and methods used for checking quality, procedures for maintaining quality. Maintenance department: Various maintenance procedures and techniques, failure and critical analysis, problem solving techniques, solutions. 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:1. To demonstrate an understanding of various areas of activities going on in industries in both design and operations phases (AM5).2. To demonstrate knowledge relevant to machinery and equipment used in industries, specific to specialisation, and HSE issues (AM7).3. To demonstrate (through a formal performance report from the intern's supervisor at the industry) the following: ((AM7, AM9)i. Ability to work in teamsii. Punctuality and time managementiii. Adherence to code of practice at work place iv. Critical thinking and problem solving ability.4. To write and present a comprehensive report on internship, clearly identifying major areas of operations, production, and especially, potential problems that could be converted into a Honours project (AM8, AM9).

Teaching / Learning Strategy

The emphasis is on exposure to work environment and culture through training in industries arranged by the college. A supervisor from the industry provides a formal report on the student's performance during training. Module leader/Tutor pays at least one or two follow up visits to the industry to interact with the training supervisor and students for any action required for the improvement of the training. A one-week 'Orientation Workshop' will be conducted to students before they go to industries for internship, which will prepare them to easily fit into the industrial environment. Attendance at this workshop is mandatory and 'spot quizzes' at the end of each day of the workshop will form a part of formative assessment.

Indicative Reading

Text Books: -360 1. Leshe A. Olsen and Thomas N.Hockin. (2009) Technical Writing and Professional Communication , McGraw Hill. William S. Pfeiffer (2009) Technical Writing: A Practical Approach , Macmillan Publishing company.

Transferrable Skills

Time management, Discipline, Effective communication skills, critical thinking and decision making skills, Training Report and presentation skills

Module Structure

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

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Coursework 3 n/a 20.00 n/a Coursework 3: Presentation on Internship
Coursework 2 n/a 40.00 n/a Coursework 2: Technical Report on Internship of 1500 words
Coursework 1 n/a 40.00 n/a Coursework 1: Log Book + Report from Industrial Supervisor