NEWMAN, R. ... et al., (eds.), 2009. Industrial placements for engineering students: a guide for academics. Loughborough: Higher Education Academy Engineering Subject Centre, Loughborough University.
This guide is aimed at academics and other staff involved with the provision of placements for engineering students. It provides practical advice about developing links with industry and setting up appropriate placement opportunities for students. Students will gain more from their placement if properly prepared and advice is given about how they can be supported both before and during the placement. Health and safety issues are addressed briefly, with links to further information and checklists. The guide discusses issues relating to the assessment of placements and provides some examples of approaches taken by universities.
This resource is part of a series of Engineering Subject Centre teaching guides. It was produced jointly with the engCetl at Loughborough University. Individual institutions are welcome to customise this guide for their own purposes provided that credit is given to the original authors and that it is not used for commercial purposes. The guide is available under a Creative Commons Licence. Any logos included within this resource are not covered by this licence and all rights are reserved accordingly.