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BT5007: INDUSTRIAL PLACEMENT (2020-2021)

Last modified: 05 Aug 2021 13:04


Course Overview

  • 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

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 5
Session Full Year Credit Points 120 credits (60 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Ian Fleming

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • BT3005 Biotechnology (Industrial Placement) (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Degree programmes with an integral industrial placement offer students the opportunity to spend the fourth year of their degree in paid employment. Completing an industrial placement allows the students to experience workplace culture and makes them a more effective employee following graduation. Placements vary considerably but in general terms, students are placed in an industrial, commercial or research environment where they will obtain a breadth of practical experience to complement their degree programme. Increasingly, placements or periods of work experience are being used as a tool by employers for pre-selecting the best students for graduate roles. The industrial placement year may therefore become a passport to employment where employers consider a work placement as a central part of their graduate recruitment processes. Students are employed by their host company and can expect to work on a number of projects over the year. They will gain practical experience of the workplace which is also relevant to the degree programme in which they are studying. Depending upon the placement provider students may also have access to journal clubs, lab meetings, training courses and conferences.


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

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Summative Assessments

2x short reports

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 10
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Short reports and essay are returned with written comments and verbal feedback provided if requested/required.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Project Report/Dissertation

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 40
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Host supervisors, academic tutors and placement coordinator provide feedback (verbal and written) as necessary.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Supervisor's assessment of performance

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 10
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Feedback

Short reports and essay are returned with written comments and verbal feedback provided if requested/required.

Word Count 2000
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Poster Presentation

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 5
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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Oral Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 15
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Feedback

Viva used as a way of disussing thesis and written feedback also given

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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