Module Leader

Dr Leila Sheldrick

+44 (0)20 7594 9762

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the module, students should be able to:
  • Demonstrate development in knowledge and understanding of business contexts and methods.
  • Demonstrate the ability to synthesize design engineering knowledge, understanding and skills in an industrial context.
  • Interact with key stakeholders to obtain input and communicate work in a professional setting.
  • Reflect on short-term learning and identify areas of personal and professional development.


Description of Content

The six-month Industry Placement module aims to provide practical industry experience on a substantial project.

The placements will run April-September in the third year. Third year exams will be taken early to ensure that all students will be present in College.

The UG office and module leader will arrange for students to be matched with companies. Care will be taken to ensure that appropriate companies and industrial supervisors are selected, which are prepared to provide suitably challenging and well-defined project objectives to students. Companies will be generally expected to pay the students at a level appropriate for a new graduate.

The students will have two School supervisors and one industrial supervisor. The module will be assessed against objectives by the Schools supervisors on the basis of a progress report.

For students following the MEng programme this module will be followed by a second module, Industry Placement Part 2, which consists of a placement at the same employer as this module.