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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Enterprise Exp for Grad. Research Students
Module Code EE611A
School School of Electronic Engineering
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Conor Brennan
Semester 2: Conor Brennan
Autumn: Conor Brennan
Module TeachersPascal Landais
Conor Brennan
NFQ level 9 Credit Rating 10
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

The aim of this module is to develop student skills and competencies associated with working outside academia, thus broadening their innovation emphasis and improving employability. This will be achieved through the integration of the theory and expertise acquired during their research programme, with relevant practical inter-sectoral experience obtained through working with relevant enterprises, e.g. companies and/or other organisations, in Ireland or abroad.

Learning Outcomes

1. Apply theoretical and practical aspects of the research programme to relevant practical work experience in relevant enterprises, companies or organisations based in Ireland and abroad.
2. Demonstrate initiative and ingenuity in deriving novel solutions to specific problems encountered during the time spent with the enterprise partner.
3. Assess the importance of task management, planning, working in teams and interdisciplinary collaboration in an enterprise environment.
4. Communicate concepts and ideas that formed part of the enterprise experience by oral, written and graphical means.
5. Demonstrate professional attributes, such as attendance, punctuality, reliability, etc.
6. Document their duties performed, distinguishing for their own role, and describe the development of products/processes and related commercial issues.
7. Identify their own learning needs; assess their progress in developing technical and/or professional skills and be able to outline a career plan.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Professional Practice250This enterprise experience integrates the student's graduate research studies with aligned realistic jobs, based on the work abilities of the student and the objectives of his/her research programme. The student develops an understanding of the professional, practical world of enterprise, hence developing innovation and employability skills. Also, the blending of theory and practice increases student motivation and allows a clearer view of a career path. The placement should be for a minimum
Total Workload: 250

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Report(s)Report based on the students enterprise experience. The report will follow a clearly defined template and is to be submitted 1 month after the student returns from the enterprise partner. This report is assessed by the student's academic supervisor and enterprise mentor, and feedback will be provided to the student.70%n/a
Oral ExaminationOral presentation to other graduate students that details their experiences. This presentation is assessed by their academic supervisor, another appointed representative of the academic staff, and the enterprise mentor will also be encouraged to attend and input to the assessment. Feedback will be provided to the student.15%n/a
Performance evaluationA site visit by the student's supervisor to the enterprise partner location, where the supervisor will complete a form with the enterprise mentor detailing the performance of the student, the conditions of employment and the enterprise mentor perception of the student's performance.15%n/a
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 2
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