Placement Year

The details
Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (School of)
Colchester Campus
Full Year
Undergraduate: Level 6
Thursday 03 October 2019
Friday 26 June 2020
04 October 2018


Requisites for this module



Key module for

BSC I610 Computer Games (Including Placement Year),
BENGI120 Computer Networks (Including Placement Year),
BSC I101 Computer Science (Including Placement Year),
MSCII100 Computer Science (Integrated Masters, Including Placement Year),
BENGHP50 Computer Systems Engineering (Including Placement Year),
BENGI1H6 Computers with Electronics (Including Placement Year),
BENGHP10 Electronic Engineering (Including Placement Year),
MENGH614 Electronic Engineering (Integrated Masters, Including Placement Year),
BSC I102 Information and Communication Technology (Including Placement Year),
BENGHPK1 Communications Engineering (Including Placement Year),
BSC I1GB Data Science and Analytics (Including Placement Year),
BSC I1GBCE Data Science and Analytics (Including Placement Year),
BENGH617 Robotic Engineering (Including Placement Year),
BSC G113 Computing (Including Placement Year),
BSC GH03 Computing and Electronics (Including Placement Year),
BSC H633 Electronics (Including Placement Year),
BENGH732 Mechatronic Systems (Including Placement Year)

Module description

This is a full year module available only to those students on degree courses which include the placement year. Students will undertake their placement at a host organisation. The student will be responsible for securing the placement with the assistance of the School and the Employability & Careers Centre.

Module aims

The aim of the module is to give the student the opportunity to put their academic learning outcomes into a work context and to add work related learning outcomes to their portfolio.

Module learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
An experience based understanding of work roles

Intellectual/cognitive skills
A capacity to connect subject specific theory to practice in a work environment

Practical Skills
Communicate with a range of colleagues and clients in a working environment

Key skills
Capacity to work in a team within a work environment
Improve personal professional practice through a reflective approach within a work environment.

Module information


The syllabus will be developed around the learning outcomes for each student and will be recorded on the training agreement signed by the student, the host organisation, and the University.

Learning and teaching methods

The learning and teaching methods will be dependent on the placement and will be recorded for an individual student on the training agreement signed by the placement provider, the student, and the University.


This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework Reflective Essay 08/05/2020 100%

Overall assessment

Module is either passed or marked as not completed.


Module is either passed or marked as not completed.

Module supervisor and teaching staff
CSEE School Office, email: csee-schooloffice (non-Essex users should add @essex.ac.uk to create full e-mail address), Telephone 01206 872770



External examiner

Dr Jeremy Ian Hiller Gow
Goldsmiths College
Dr Robert John Watson
University of Bath
Senior Lecturer
Dr Jeremy Ian Hiller Gow
Goldsmiths College
Dr Robert John Watson
University of Bath
Senior Lecturer
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.


Further information

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