University of Dundee Industrial MSc Placement

May 7th 2021

Would you like to offer a 12-week placement to an MSc Industrial Engineering and Business student?

The industrial placement is part of the MSc Industrial Engineering and Management/International Finance programme and involves working full-time over a 12-week period.

Duration: 12 weeks (minimum)
Time: between April and September

The purpose is to give the students some work experience in an industrial setting. The placement should provide some professional responsibilities for the student, where they undertake work of a level sufficient for the development of new skills and/or new learning. Often this may be a project with a clearly defined outcome or end point, but it will be equally possible and valuable if it involves more operational tasks. The work undertaken should be beneficial to your organisation as well as to the student. If desired, the placement can be arranged to take place for a longer period beyond the 12 weeks, however the first 12 weeks should allow the student to produce the report required for the assessment.

Testimonials from our industrial partners:

Foodmek Ltd.: “We have been involved in supporting Internships from Dundee University’s MSc Industrial Engineering course over the last 3 years and we can say they have been very positive experiences for the company. Our intern students have been placed in our Mechanical Engineer design office and have worked on projects which have covered both the engineering and commercial aspects of new features and products. The students have been well motivated and have contributed positively to our team.“

Finesse Ltd.: “For the last two years, we have provided an MSc placement working with our KTP Associate, working on new product development. We have found the input from the students to provide a real difference to the work we’ve been doing and a fresh perspective.”

Rautomead Ltd.: “My simplest endorsement of the program is that we have made use of industrial placements for the last 2 years, and in both instances have ended the placement by offering permanent posts to the students. In both cases, the quality and attitude of the placement students were excellent, and as the offered posts were in different fields (commissioning and design respectively) their adaptability and versatility was also demonstrated.”

If you have any questions or would like to offer an industrial placement to the current or future cohort of students, please contact Dr Jan Bernd Vorstius (Senior Lecturer in Industrial, Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering – j.b.vorstius@dundee.ac.uk ).

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