ELEC70030 Professional Portfolio and Summer Placement
A professional portfolio is a collection of evidence that provides a record of professional practice, learning and development. It should contain historical details in different formats of education and practice. The academic merit of a professional portfolio is that it allows you to reflect on your achievements during your course. A well-written and presented professional portfolio can be an asset when applying for industrial or non-industrial positions.
At the end of writing a professional portfolio, you will be able to: 1. evidence the claims made in your CV. 2. speak with confidence and eloquence on your achievements. 3. reflect on what you have learned and how that can be applied in research/development/industrial practice.
Presentations on how to write a professional portfolio during workshops. The portfolio contents will be built from your 1st year onwards and the whole must be submitted by the end of year All projects you carried out inside or outside the College, all internships you have done before and during your studies in the department can all form part of the portfolio. During the 3rd year you are involved in the industrial placement. This experience should form a large part of the portfolio. If you take the industrial placement and submit your portfolio at the end of the 4th and final year then you will be automatically eligible for the 20 ETCS credits that makes the degree Bologna compliant. If you take the industrial consultancy project, you do not automatically benefit from the portfolio credits for Bologna compliance. However, carrying out a summer internship after the 3rd year industrial consultancy project and delivering additional portfolio pages associated to this internship, will make your portfolio also eligible for the 20 ECTS credits that makes the degree Bologna compliant. It is important to critically evaluate, at the end of your course, which parts of previous experience should remain in the final portfolio.
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Prerequisite module(s): None required
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