Professional Practice in IT - Work Placement alternative


This is an alternative option to a work placement semester placement 

The purpose of this module is to develop each student’s ability in the creation of an innovative digital media software product. The student must be able to integrate disparate technologies and principles to successfully develop and deliver an appropriately integrated product. In addition to the practical project, students are required to attend guest lectures from local IT companies to enhance their knowledge of professional practice in an IT company. 

Each student must be capable of formally exhibiting their technical capabilities, communication skills, project management skills, teamwork skills and applied learning as part of the final product submission.  Students will enhance their skills in careers planning, e-portfolio preparation and complete training towards certification accreditation.


Learning Outcomes

  1. The student will be given the opportunity to work on a substantial technology based project for a local company, a local charity , community based project individually, but in a guided and independent manner. 

  2. The students will gain a more detailed knowledge of  Applications Design & Prototyping, Software Security ,Database Technologies and new technologies

  3. Students will be able to work effectively on their own or in a group, communicate effectively with business partner/ project sponsor , prepare a project plan, implement it effectively and prepare project documentation as required 

  4. The student will have the ability to learn new techniques by self learning ,attendance at lectures/webinars and incorporate new technologies to the application/system.

  5. The student will have the ability to  work effectively in a team using critical thinking and effective problem solving techniques.

  6. Students will complete training in the area of CAREERS , Professional e-portfolios and preparation of CV/ LinkedIn Profile. 

  7. Students will complete an industry certification course, as recommended by the course board annually 

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