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University of Exeter Business School

With Industrial Experience Preparation

Module titleWith Industrial Experience Preparation
Module codeBEP2180
Academic year2023/4
Module staff

Dr Susan Kinsey ()

Duration: Term123
Duration: Weeks




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Module description


A non-credit bearing module that aims to help students on BSC Business With Industrial Experience programme prepare for the placement year that will take place in third year of their degree. The module aims to assist students in their job/placement search, application and to provide a general preparation for successful participation in the workforce. 

Additional Information:


Students can undertake their work placement in the UK or in any of the European Union countries and associate countries that participate in the Erasmus+ programme. Other countries will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 

External Engagement 

You will engage with leading graduate employers as part of optional events made available via the Business School Careers Team. 

Module aims - intentions of the module

This module aims to:

  • Support placement application processes
  • Provide exposure to relevant placement opportunities and resources
  • Prepare students for a year working in industry

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

ILO: Module-specific skills

On successfully completing the module you will be able to...

  • 1. understand the impact of behaviour, ethics and health and safety in the workplace;
  • 2. understand the importance of continuing personal and professional development in the workplace;
  • 3. understand the academic requirements that they are expected to fulfil during the placement year;
  • 4. be aware of and have practice undertaking the various placement application processes.

ILO: Discipline-specific skills

On successfully completing the module you will be able to...

  • 5. locate information sources that will help identify: a) Discipline specific and transferable skills that should be acquired by completing their degree, b) Career options where a degree in your subject area is essential (where relevant), career options where a degree in your subject area is desirable, career options where a degree in your subject area would be useful.

ILO: Personal and key skills

On successfully completing the module you will be able to...

  • 6. locate information sources that will help to identify, critically reflect on and provide examples from your own experiences to demonstrate the personal and key skills that you have developed and that graduate employers value most highly.

Syllabus plan

1 x Introduction session (2hrs)

2 x Placement Fair Fieldtrips (6hrs)

1 x Assessment Centre Workshop (2hrs)

1 x Interview & Presentation Skills session (2hrs)

A variety of optional sessions including 1-2-1 employability appointments, employer presentations, skills sessions, mock interviews and available Career Zone webinars and workshops

Learning activities and teaching methods (given in hours of study time)

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

Details of learning activities and teaching methods

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activity 13Presentations, workshops, fieldtrips and 1-2-1 appointments

Summative assessment (% of credit)

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams

Details of summative assessment

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Discussion1001-6Verbal feedback

Re-assessment notes

This module is not formally assessed and does not bear any credits, however it is possible to fail this module.Ã?¢ï¿½Ã?¯ Students are required to attend all compulsory sessions and engage on a regular basis with the module convener. Those students who fail to meet the requirements of the course without due cause will be transferred back to the three year degree.  

Indicative learning resources - Basic reading

ELE – College to provide hyperlink to appropriate pages 

Indicative learning resources - Web based and electronic resources

The Business School’s online careers management skills page on the ELE: ‘Your Employability Skills’ YES pages: 

Career Zone on-line careers resources: 




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Module pre-requisites

A BEP1020 mark of 60% or higher and a minimum overall weighted average of 50% at level 1.

(Please note this module is a pre-requisite for the level 3 Business School Industrial Experience module BEP3002).

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