SCIEN371-18C (HAM)

Science Work Placement

30 Points

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Faculty of Science and Engineering
Te Mātauranga Pūtaiao me te Pūkaha
Co-operative Education Unit

Staff

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Convenor(s)

Lecturer(s)

Administrator(s)

: jewal.morrison@waikato.ac.nz
: levonne.pilott@waikato.ac.nz

Placement Coordinator(s)

Tutor(s)

: susan.mccurdy@waikato.ac.nz

Student Representative(s)

Lab Technician(s)

Librarian(s)

: cheryl.ward@waikato.ac.nz
: debby.dada@waikato.ac.nz

You can contact staff by:

  • Calling +64 7 838 4466 select option 1, then enter the extension.
  • Extensions starting with 4, 5 or 9 can also be direct dialled:
    • For extensions starting with 4: dial +64 7 838 extension.
    • For extensions starting with 5: dial +64 7 858 extension.
    • For extensions starting with 9: dial +64 7 837 extension.
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Paper Description

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This paper is the work placement for the BSc(Tech) degree and is undertaken during the summer at the end of the second year. Placements are secured with the assistance of the Cooperative Education Unit and students are usually paid seasonal rates during the work placement. Assessment is based on assessment items set during the placement (some are compulsory assignments) and student work performance evaluation.
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Paper Structure

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Students are required to have successfully completed SCIEN279 in order to commence this paper. The work placement is intended to develop professional skills through work in a relevant professional workplace, as students work alongside professional scientists. Work placements allow students to observe professional practice and workplace cultures and consider potential careers. Students will be provided opportunity to apply knowledge and skills learnt at university and develop technical knowledge and skills, interpersonal skills, and a professional work ethic.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • To be able to set learning objectives for their work placements and provide information on progress of achieving these learning objectives
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  • Show ability to reflect on learning progression by completing the reflection assignment
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  • Be able to complete a written technical report
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  • Be familiar with workplace-specific health & safety requirements and responsibilities
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  • Be able to provide evidence of level of professional competency using an ePortfolio
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Assessment

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Assessment of student learning is based on the completion of five assessment items. This paper is wholly internally assessed. The 'Placement Brief & Health & Safety assignment', and 'Technical Report assignments' are compulsory - failure to submit this report will result in an IC grade for the paper. Student assignments comprises 80% of the grade (assignments detailed below) with the remaining 20% deriving from the student's work performance evaluation. Additional details of the assignments will be provided on Moodle.

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Placement Brief and H&S assignment
23 Nov 2018
No set time
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Learning Objectives: Part 1, setting objectives
30 Nov 2018
No set time
0
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Reflection on a key issue
18 Jan 2019
No set time
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Report on organisational awarness
25 Jan 2019
No set time
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. Learning Objectives: Part 2, reflection on objectives
8 Feb 2019
No set time
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
6. Development of an ePortfolio
15 Feb 2019
No set time
15
  • Other: Submit via the MyPortfolio platform
7. Technical Report Draft
22 Feb 2019
No set time
0
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
8. Technical Report Final
25
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
9. Student Work Performance
20
  • Other: Facilitated by the Work Placement Coordinator
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Online Support

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This paper has a Moodle page (http://elearn.waikato.ac.nz) where you will be able to access pdfs and assessment materials. There are also discussion forums where you can both ask and answer questions. Your technical report assignment must be submitted electronically through Moodle, no hard-copy submission is required. If your report is deemed 'confidential' please talk to your placement coordinator (in such cases, hard copy could be the only way to handle the report)

PLEASE NOTE: Moodle will be used for class notices and it is your responsibility to check the site regularly and read the Moodle email notifications. Instructions provided on Moodle and in lectures are considered to be given to the class as a whole.
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Workload

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This paper requires 10 weeks (minimum 400 hours) of work experience at an approved subject-related organisation.The paper is typically undertaken during summer at the end of the second year and commences after the end-of-year exams.Variations to start dates must be approved by the Paper Convenor.

Please note that this is a 30 point paper, not a 15 point paper, and the workload will reflect that of 30 points.


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Linkages to Other Papers

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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisites: SCIEN279, SCIEN270 or SCIE279

Corequisite(s)

Equivalent(s)

Restriction(s)

Restrictions: SCIE371, SCIE372, SCIE373 and SCIE374

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