Industrial Placement


Students will complete a fourteen-week industrial work placement at the start of Semester 6 in Stage 3 (commencing first working week in January). A work placement is a period of practical and professional work experience with an employer, which is undertaken as part of a programme. It is intended to contextualise learning , apply theory to practice and aid in the development of  key interpersonal, personal and lifelong learning skills. The placement assessments can be used towards professional development and lifelong learning. Placement students can register as student members of the Society of Chartered Surveyors (SCSI) prior to placement. The placement will increase the student's awareness of the real opportunities and challenges of the work place, and thereby increase their employability on graduation. It will be the responsibility of each student to secure a suitable work placement. Each placement student will be allocated an academic supervisor, who will be an Institute lecturer, and an industry supervisor from within the company. The academic supervisor will have regular contact with the student via email and by phone. The placement tutor will visit the student at his/her workplace during their industrial placement. Prior to the placement in Semester 5, the students will receive instruction in relation to their application and preparation for their placement. Students will receive a comprehensive project brief outlining the placement requirements, details of the written and oral submissions required and the marking scheme. In addition, students will complete a summative assessment on Financial, Management, Contracts, Research opportunities and Procurement aspects encountered during their industrial placement.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Show initiative and application in enhancing formal academic education with active learning in real like situations.

  2. Demonstration of theory to practice and the application of how classroom learning is applied in a work environment

  3. Produce a formal record of their active learning in a diary format including demonstrating the application of assistant Quantity Surveying skills to L2 on the APC framework including on going reflective practice in the form of a log book and reflective diary.

  4. Identify a QS-related dissertation topic of suitable scope and formulate a proposed research question and data collection strategy.

  5. Compile a written report on the management, financial and technical aspects of a construction project and present the findings in a final presentation.

  6. Demonstrate the development of technical and transversal skills including reflection in carrying out duties on industrial placement as guided in placement preparation

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