CS977 – Industrial Placement

Credits 30
Level 5
Semester 1 & 2
Prerequisites N/A
Availability Available to MSc Information Management with Placement students only.
Contact Lectures: 1 (two hours) | Tutorials: 0 | Labs: 0
Assignments: 38 | Self study: 260
Assessment Students will complete an individual reflective report (100%).
Resit NA –  students who fail this class or choose not to complete will be transferred to the MSc Information Management
Lecturer Dr Martin Halvey

General Aims

This class aims to:

  • develop critical understanding of the application of theories in an industrial context;
  • provide practical industrial experience.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this class, students will be able to:

  • build on theoretical understanding obtained on the taught element of the degree;
  • apply taught theories in the industrial context;
  • work in industry as a member of an industrial team;
  • undertake reflective work practices.


  • Professional practice and development
  • Reflective practice

Recommended Text/Reading*

* This list is indicative only – the class lecturer may recommend alternative reading material. Please do not purchase any of the reading material listed below until you have confirmed with the class lecturer that it will be used for this class.

Reflective Practice: writing and professional development. Bolton, G. 3rd edition, Los Angeles: Sage, 2010. | Stocked at Amazon (Other retailers are available)

Project Management for Information Systems. Cadle, J. and Yeates, D. 5th edition, Harlow, UK: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2007. | Stocked at Amazon (Other retailers are available)

Software Engineering: a practitioner’s approach. Pressman, R. 8th edition, Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2014. | Stocked at Amazon (Other retailers are available)