CH3PIN-BSc Industrial Placement

Module Provider: Chemistry
Number of credits: 120 [60 ECTS credits]
Level:5
Terms in which taught: Autumn / Spring / Summer module
Pre-requisites:
Non-modular pre-requisites: Part 2 Chemistry
Co-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Placement opportunity: Maxi placement
Module version for: 2016/7

Module Convenor: Dr Joanne Elliott

Email: j.m.elliott@reading.ac.uk

Summary module description:

Aims:
To give students experience of working in the chemical industry and to aid development of a range of transferable skills relevant to a wide range of careers.

Assessable learning outcomes:
Students will satisfactorily complete a working placement to the standards set by the chemical industry.

Additional outcomes:
Students will develop an understanding of the workings of the chemical industry. Students will become competent in key professional skills such as team working, problem solving, and oral and written communication.
Students will extend their practical skills.
Students will be able to prepare written reports, give oral presentations and be able to discuss their work in a scholarly manner.

Outline content:
Year long placement in the chemical industry.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
One-year placement at an industrial host; meetings with academic and industrial supervisor.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
External visits 4 4 4
Placement 396 396 396
       
Total hours by term 400.00 400.00 400.00
       
Total hours for module 1200.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Practical skills assessment 100

Other information on summative assessment:
This module is assessed on a pass/fail basis.

It is not possible to retake this module as it involves a year in industry which cannot be repeated.

Formative assessment methods:
All students will have three meetings with their academic supervisor during their placement, at least one of which will involve a site visit lasting approximately half-a-day. During these visits the student will present their work and be able to discuss this with their academic supervisor.

Penalties for late submission:

Penalties for late submission on this module are in accordance with the University policy.
The following penalties will be applied to coursework which is submitted after the deadline for submission:
• where the piece of work is submitted up to one calendar week after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): 10% of the total marks available for the piece of work will be deducted from the mark;
• where the piece of work is submitted more than one calendar week after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): a mark of zero will be recorded.
You are strongly advised to ensure that coursework is submitted by the relevant deadine. You should note that it is advisable to submit work in an unfinished state rather than to fail to submit any work.
(Please refer to the Undergraduate Guide to Assessment for further information: http://www.reading.ac.uk/internal/exams/student/exa-guideUG.aspx)

The Module Convenor will apply the following penalties for work submitted late, in accordance with the University policy.
  • where the piece of work is submitted up to one calendar week after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): 10% of the total marks available for the piece of work will be deducted from the mark for each working day (or part thereof) following the deadline up to a total of five working days;
  • where the piece of work is submitted more than five working days after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): a mark of zero will be recorded.

  • The University policy statement on penalties for late submission can be found at: http://www.reading.ac.uk/web/FILES/qualitysupport/penaltiesforlatesubmission.pdf
    You are strongly advised to ensure that coursework is submitted by the relevant deadline. You should note that it is advisable to submit work in an unfinished state rather than to fail to submit any work.

    Length of examination:
    n/a

    Requirements for a pass:
    Students will satisfactorily complete their working placement to the standards set by the chemical industry This module is assessed on a pass/fail basis.

    Reassessment arrangements:
    It is not possible to retake this module as it involves an industrial placement that cannot be repeated.

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    Last updated: 21 December 2016

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