MA2PY-Industrial Placement Year

Module Provider: Mathematics and Statistics
Number of credits: 120 [60 ECTS credits]
Level:5
Terms in which taught: Autumn / Spring / Summer module
Pre-requisites:
Non-modular pre-requisites: Studying for a mathematics or environmental physics degree. Must attend pre placement training before year placement commences. Must complete introduction to excel training before year placement commences
Co-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Placement opportunity: Maxi placement
Current from: 2019/0

Module Convenor: Dr Peter Chamberlain

Email: p.g.chamberlain@reading.ac.uk

Type of module:

Summary module description:

This module, available only to those on mathematics undergraduate programmes, aims to provide experience of working in industry, government, research or other appropriate organisations.


Aims:
This module, available only to those on mathematics undergraduate programmes, aims to provide experience of working in industry, government, research or other appropriate organisations.

Assessable learning outcomes:
The ability to undertake a work placement, possibly as part of a team.

Additional outcomes:
Depending on the placement, there may be the opportunity to learn new computing packages or new mathematical / statistical techniques.

Outline content:
Determined by the actual placement.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
Training takes place in the workplace, usually including attendance at Continuing Professional Development courses as well as mentoring by a line manager. Actual contact hours will vary according to the placement and employer.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Placement 400 400 400
       
Total hours by term 400 400 400
       
Total hours for module 1200

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Report 100

Summative assessment- Examinations:

Summative assessment- Coursework and in-class tests:

Satisfactory completion of the placement is determined by the student's progress throughout the year  plus reports submitted by the student and by their employer  Those who do not complete the Placement year satisfactorily will be permitted to continue to Part 3 of the non-placement version of the relevant degree programme.


Formative assessment methods:
Students receive mentoring and guidance from a local supervisor, and have contact with their personal tutor and the Department's Placement Tutor.

Penalties for late submission:
The Module Convener will apply the following penalties for work submitted late:

  • where the piece of work is submitted after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): 10% of the total marks available for that piece of work will be deducted from the mark for each working day[1] (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.

    Assessment requirements for a pass:
    Satisfactory reports from the student and the industrial supervisor.

    Reassessment arrangements:
    Resubmission of student report if this was unsatisfactory.

    Additional Costs (specified where applicable):
    1) Required text books:
    2) Specialist equipment or materials:
    3) Specialist clothing, footwear or headgear:
    4) Printing and binding:
    5) Computers and devices with a particular specification:
    6) Travel, accommodation and subsistence:

    Last updated: 8 April 2019

    THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS MODULE DESCRIPTION DOES NOT FORM ANY PART OF A STUDENT'S CONTRACT.

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