Undergraduate Biotechnology 2017-2018
BT3006: WORKING OUT: PLACEMENT & CAREER SKILLS
- A pre-requisite for all students intending to apply for a year’s industrial placement.
- This course covers the skills necessary to complete placement applications by exploring CV preparation, writing covering letters, completing application forms, identification of your skill sets and good interview technique.
- The course will prepare you for the workplace by making you aware of general employability skills and by helping you identify your own transferable skills.
BT4501: BIOTECHNOLOGY HONOURS RESEARCH PROJECT
- development of skills in time-management;
- development of expertise in experimental design and execution;
- acquisition of technical skills and the capacity to follow written instructions;
- acquisition of skills in data analysis and interpretation;
- maintaining a laboratory notebook;
- ability to write a concise thesis;
- ability to present the major findings of the project to a general audience
BT4507: HONOURS BIOTECHNOLOGY B
BT5007: INDUSTRIAL PLACEMENT
- an industrial placement allows students to experience workplace culture and makes them more effective employees following graduation;
- placements vary considerably but in general terms, students are placed in an industrial, commercial or research environment where they obtain a breadth of practical experience to complement their degree programme;
- students are employed by their host company and can expect to work a normal 40 hour week, possibly on a number of projects, over a full calendar year;
- tutorial assistance from a member of the University academic staff is available via email and / or telephone throughout the year