KB5030 - Preparing for Placement

What will I learn on this module?

You will learn to apply for a 12 month placement in a construction engineering company. You will do this through developing and improving your skills in the following areas:

1. Communication
2. CVs
3. Interviews
4. H&S within the workplace
5. Professional conduct
6. Teams
7. Constructing a Learning Plan
8. Evidencing your learning
9. Reflection in the workplace
10. Networking

How will I learn on this module?

You will be guided to sources of knowledge and skills development through lectures form your tutors and guests and through discussion about your progress with peers and the tutors.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

The tutors will provide you with guidance to allow you to access sources of knowledge and skill development and this will be tested through discussion with your tutors and your peers.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:

You will be expected to be able to:

1. Have knowledge and understanding of good interview practices
2. Have knowledge of H & S within the work environment, consolidating Duty of Care responsibilities, regulations and obligations.

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:

3. Produce a professional application for a placement opportunity with a civil engineering organisation.

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):

4. Demonstrate understanding of the expectations of associated with professional conduct

How will I be assessed?

The measure of your success will be through the successful achievement of a placement should you wish to apply for one. Alternatively these skills will support your future applications for employment. MLO are not directly applicable.





Module abstract

The aim of this module is to facilitate the student experience for those participating in a work-based placement opportunity. Lectures will offer a vehicle for the dissemination of module information after which students will be encouraged to pursue their own knowledge acquisition through questioning and discussion with the tutors and other students. Industrial contacts will be invited into the university to speak to the students and share their workplace opportunities.

Course info

UCAS Code H314

Credits 0

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 4 years full-time or 5 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Department Mechanical and Construction Engineering

Location City Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2024 or September 2025

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