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2010/1 Module Catalogue
 Module Code: ENGM152 Module Title: WORK PLACE BASED LEARNING
Module Provider: Civil, Chemical & Enviromental Eng Short Name: SE1M34
Level: M Module Co-ordinator: THORNE AM Mr (C, C & E Eng)
Number of credits: 15 Number of ECTS credits: 7.5
Module Availability
Workplace Based Learning
Assessment Pattern

Unit(s) of Assessment


Weighting Towards Module Mark (%)




Part 1: 1500 word interim report


Part 2: 4500 word report detailing the work undertaken


Part 3:  30 minute oral defence involving both examiners









Qualifying Condition(s) 


An overall mark of 50% is required to pass the module.


Module Overview

Completion of two core modules from ENGM148, ENGM149, ENGM150, ENGM151

Module Aims

To provide a framework that will:


  • Recognise the academic value of relevant aspects of professional work.


  • Enhance the personal, managerial, commercial and technical skills of the student.


  • Create opportunities for collaboration between the employer and the University.


  • Foster a spirit of enquiry beyond the immediate demands of the job.
  • Promote a culture of continuing professional development and lifelong learning.
Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the module, students should be able to:


  • Identify and articulate the needs of clients and employers.


  • Demonstrate systematic understanding of knowledge and critical awareness of current problems that have been informed by work at the forefront of professional practice.


  • Act autonomously in planning and implementing tasks at a professional level.


  • Plan, conduct and report on a programme of work.


  • Communicate clearly orally and in writing with a range of audiences.


  • Collect, evaluate and use information from a variety of sources.


  • Integrate theory and practice effectively.


  • Transfer ideas and techniques from one field to another. 


  • Think creatively and seek and develop innovative solutions to problems.
  • Critically evaluate alternative solutions.
Module Content

Any transport related issue that extends or complements (but not duplicate) the student’s understanding of concepts in the core modules. e.g. Modelling, design, planning, construction, operation.


The focus may be commercial, technical, environmental, social or political

Methods of Teaching/Learning

Independent learning - with guidance from academic supervisor and employer; 120 hours


Meetings and oral examination; 10 hours


Written assignments; 20 hours


Total student learning time 150 hours

Selected Texts/Journals

Required reading


Recommended background reading

Varies according to project; likely to be extensive

Davies JW, Communication Skills. Prentice Hall, 2001

Siddons S, Presentation Skills, Institute of Personnel and Development, 1999
Last Updated

06 February 2009