Work Placement


The module will develop the learner professionally and personally and equip them with the skills, knowledge and relevant business experience to give them insight to and enable them to plan for and achieve their career goals. The module supervisor(s) will work to support students in their endeavour to secure work placement and support the student once placed.  

All aspects of work placement are covered through workshops and seminars in the earlier semesters (Semester 4 for CV Preparation and semester 5 mock interviews). During semester 5, the student will be active in seeking and applying for placement, participating in the interview / screening process.

The work placement duration is 13 weeks of work at a minimum.If the student and employer agree the student can remain on the work placement past the minimum 13 weeks up to the ideal of 8 months.

Learners will gain knowledge, skills and experience in relation to the recruitment and selection process, and have the opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge in the Business Information Systems industry. Learners will enhance their communication, teamwork, problem-solving and basic work skills. Placements will incorporate technical learning and develop at least one technical skill on the course.

The module will be supported and delivered by an academic staff member with assistance from the Careers Office for the preparatory workshops and other academic staff for work placement supervision. Each student will be assigned an academic supervisor and a workplace mentor at the place of work who will also support the student while on placement.

This BSc in BIS module will incorporate a significant technical learning component.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Plan for work placement by identifying internship / placement opportunities.

  2. Modify CV and Covering Letter for internship / placement opportunities.

  3. Demonstrate interview skills.

  4. Apply prior learning from the programme with requirements for internship / placement opportunities.

  5. Submit a set of documentation recording work tasks and reflecting on work experience.

  6. Deliver presentation on key insights regarding the work internship / placement experience.