Programmes in the department shall normally include one academic year of supervised Industrial Attachment approved by the Departmental Board, in the penultimate year of the undergraduate course.
The implementation of Industrial Attachment programme shall be as provided by Faculty Regulations.Assessment of the Industrial Attachment programme will be carried out in accordance with the following regulations:
- To obtain an overall pass, a student must pass both the Continuous Assessment and the Final Assessment components of the Industrial Attachment.
- A student who fails the Continuous Assessment component will be required to Repeat.
- The Overall Assessment shall be as follows: - 50% Continuous Assessment and 50% Final Assessment.
- The Continuous Assessment mark shall be determined by the Departmental Panel of Examiners from the marks awarded by the industrial and academic supervisors on the appropriate forms.
- The Final Assessment mark shall be determined on the basis of the final report assessment (40%) and oral presentation assessment (10%).
- Two copies of the final report in a form approved by the University must be submitted to the Department within two weeks of the end of the lecture period for the second semester of the academic year.
- A student who fails to meet the required date for submission of the final report will normally be considered to have failed the Final Assessment.
- A Student who fails the Final Assessment but has passed the Continuous Assessment component may be allowed to resubmit the industrial attachment report within two months, and be reassessed. Unless otherwise determined by Senate, the maximum mark allowable for such referred work shall be 45%.
- The General Academic Regulations on repeat, discontinue and withdraw shall apply to industrial attachment.
A student who fails the Industrial Attachment Part shall not proceed to the Final Year of the Degree Programme.
INDUSTRIAL ATTACHMENT GENERAL GUIDELINES
GUIDELINES FOR STUDENTS
The student is subject to university regulations and the company regulations during the industrial attachment.
The student is expected to: -
- conform to the company’s regulations, working time and discipline;
- fulfil the supervisor’s instructions concerning the training process and carrying out of the industrial research project;
- write a log book on a daily basis and submit a report after finishing the training in a given department (or training unit);
- take part only with educational purpose in mind according to the ultimate instructions of the supervisor;
- put his/her best efforts to acquire extensive knowledge and skills in order to achieve required standard of training;
- keep good relations with all the staff of the company;
- promote the good name of NUST.
The choice of a company for the industrial attachment will not be based on any probable monetary benefits the students may stand to gain.
The student must always bear in mind that his/her conduct during the industrial attachment period will reflect not only on him/her but also on NUST and that it may also affect considerably the future industrial attachment placements and the relationship between NUST and the company.
GUIDELINES FOR THE INDUSTRY ON THE TREATMENT OF THE STUDENT DURING THE INDUSTRIAL ATTACHMENT
- The student will be subject to the company’s regulations and is expected to function like a full time employee of the company.
- For the period of the industrial attachment the student will have a student allowance, an insurance and medical aid cover from the University.
- The company is requested to provide the student every opportunity to function like a full-time employee and permit him/her to actively participate in all aspects of the business including management and administration except where confidentiality constraints may not permit his/her participation.
- Wherever possible, the company is requested to assist the student by providing welfare measures such as providing help in finding suitable accommodation close to the company, access to canteen facilities, company transport facilities etc.
- If the company wishes to pay the student an extra allowance, the arrangement is only between the two parties, that is the student and the company involved.