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Undergraduate Biotechnology 2017-2018

BT3006: WORKING OUT: PLACEMENT & CAREER SKILLS

5 credits

Level 3

First Sub Session

  • 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.

BT4005: BIOTECHNOLOGY A

30 credits

Level 4

First Sub Session

BT4501: BIOTECHNOLOGY HONOURS RESEARCH PROJECT

60 credits

Level 4

Second Sub Session

  • 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

60 credits

Level 4

Second Sub Session

BT5007: INDUSTRIAL PLACEMENT

120 credits

Level 5

Both Sessions

  • 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

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