SHE Level 4
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code MHK203094
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 3 modules in relevant part time EBE programmes

Summary of Content

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


Work experience within a suitable construction environment which allows the student to develop :- 1.Competent social and interpersonal skills. 2.Competent application and development of work procedures. 3.The ability to question concepts and to relate the theoretical and technological aspects of the course with the current practice and developments in the construction industry 4. Competence in working as an individual and in teams to meet targets and deadlines. 5.Competent personal organisational skills. 6.Competence in technical evaluation and reports. 7.Sound negotiating skills.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:1. Demonstrate well developed applicatory skills, personal and social skills and full self-awareness of ability, aptitude and character.2. Demonstrate well developed work disciplines and routines.3. Demonstrate well developed self-confidence and maturity.4. Demonstrate full understanding of team working, personal relationships and authority and be able to undertake small team leadership5. Achieve work experience sufficient to continue meeting the requirements for membership of an appropriate Professional Body (eg ICE, IStructE, IHE, CIHT)6. Question and develop industrial, professional and academic concepts and procedures.7. Improve analytical problem solving techniques without supervision in a working environment.8. Clarify career progression decisions and objectives by being more aware of the available careers, sampling different types of work and exchanging views with colleagues and peer group.

Teaching / Learning Strategy

Recording and reviewing work activity with employers and academic staff on a regular basis resulting in improved self awareness, suitable work experience and work responsibility, demonstrated through logbook, student report and appropriate case study.

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. Palgrave Macmillan. Cox, E. (2005) Adult learners learning from experience: using a reflective practice model to support work based learning. Reflective Practice, 01/2005, 6(4), 459-472. Helyer, R. (2010) The work-based learning student handbook, Palgrave study skills series. Palgrave Macmillan. Roberts, A. (2008) Recording and Reflecting on Workplace Experience. CEBE briefing Guide 13. (Available from Roberts, A. (2009) Encouraging reflective practice in periods of professional workplace experience: the development of a conceptual model. Reflective Practice, 10(5), 633-644. (Available from Schon, D.A. (1991) The reflective practitioner: how professionals think in action. Arena: Basic Books. Web sites: The Construction Information Service (accessed via GCU domain username and password) GCULearn / Blackboard: GCU Library: Professional institutions, such as, the APM, CIOB and RICS The European Parliament: The Scottish Parliament: The United Kingdom Parliament: And you will also find useful: an English Dictionary and Thesaurus

Transferrable Skills

Demonstrate transferable skills largely dependent on type of work experience but broadly the competent application of industrial and public relations, business and industrial procedures, managerial skills and contract documentation. Demonstrate self reliance and capacity for team working and leadership to meet deadlines successfully. Demonstrate developing negotiating skills.

Module Structure

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

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Coursework 0.00 80.00 n/a Submission of Diary/Logbook, Resume of Professional Experience, Critical Analysis and ployers Report
Coursework 0.00 20.00 n/a Interim Submission Diary Logbook