Industrial visits to industrial companies or research laboratories working in the materials field visit are arranged each term by the Industrial Visits Academic Organizer. As part of their practical coursework, each student is required to attend 4 of these visits during their Part I (years 2 and 3). These visits are assessed via a short word-processed report on the visit. There is usually one organized industrial visit per term during Part I, although not all of these may be available.
It is therefore advised to attend every Industrial visit you can from the start of your 2nd year. Remember, you need four visit reports in your practical book before you sit your Part I examination at the end of your 3rd year. In addition, you may gain an additional visit from the Industrial tour and/or from an industrial placement during the vacations. The reports are marked and are graded satisfactory (5 marks) or non-satisfactory (0 marks). In total, therefore, completion of 4 satisfactory reports will contribute 20 marks towards the Part I Practical mark.
Industrial visits are open to all undergraduate and graduate students in the Department, although Part I students will have priority. Numbers for each trip are usually restricted to 20-25 people. Details of each visit are circulated individually to students by email. Signing up for the visits is also done by email, and booking is on a first come, first served basis.
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