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Archived Version 2020 - 2021

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NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 10
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

The purpose of this module is introduce students to the reality of a sustained immersion in a business, or business-related organisation. Students will be expected to function as full-time employees of these organisations (for a duration of between 4 and 6 months), in a role related to their DCU programme. During this time it is intended that they gain the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills learned previously during their course and the opportunity to reflect both on their performance and learning during the placement.

Learning Outcomes

1. Construct a current, comprehensive and professional CV
2. Critically evaluate his/her contribution to the workplacement
3. Analyse a company's structure, processes and personnel procedures based on their workplacement experience
4. Apply university-acquired knowledge to the workplacement
5. Reflect on learning outcomes from a critical event(s) during the INTRA placement
6. Demonstrate reliability, punctuality and application in the relevant placement setting

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Professional Practice640Ongoing learning and reflection during placement.
Assignment Completion20Production of INTRA Report.
Directed learning30Consulations with DCU and mentors
Total Workload: 690

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

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TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Reassessment Requirement
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
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