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ICM0026 : Intercalating module for F102/F122

  • Offered for Year: 2019/20
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Lee Higham
  • Owning School: Natural and Environmental Sciences
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 1 Credit Value: 60
Semester 2 Credit Value: 60
ECTS Credits: 60.0


The industrial placement aims to:
- provide students with the experience of seeking and securing a position with an employer,
- provide a period of practical experience which will benefit your academic study and longer term
- provide the opportunity to recognise and record the development of work place skills,
- facilitate personal development in a non-university setting.

Outline Of Syllabus

Students apply for a placement during stage 2 of the degree programme, and if successful they will
normally begin work by September of the academic year, finishing the following summer. During this
time there is no taught content from the university. The employer may provide induction and training
activities as appropriate.

During the placement year there will be at least one visit from a member of academic staff. Students will be expected to prepare a skills audit and action plan at the beginning of the placement and submit answers to selected Stage 2 Chemistry examination papers (sent out to them at appropriate times of the year).

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Placement/Study AbroadEmployer-based learning11182:001182:00N/A
Placement/Study AbroadEmployer-based learning13:003:00Prepare skills audit and action plan
Placement/Study AbroadEmployer-based learning43:0012:00Completion of selected Stage 2 Chemistry examination papers
Placement/Study AbroadEmployer-based learning13:003:00Visit from member of academic staff
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

As students are away from the University, Guided Independent study is used for all learning activities. The Module leader is available for consultation regarding all aspects of the placement.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Report2M100Report compiled by placement supervisor
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Written exercise2MCompletion of log book demonstrating skills and learning achieved during placement
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The supervisor will monitor the students work throughout the placement and report back to the Placement Coordinator. This report is summatively assessed on a pass/fail basis.

The student will also complete a log book demonstrating the skills and learning achieved during the placement year.

Reading Lists