Final year students can be a real asset to a workplace and companies often welcome students on placements, internships or part-time roles. Some students may already be working in a cyber security related workplace and could consider a project within their own workplace which might meet the assessment requirements of this pathway.
The industry placement component of this degree is equivalent to four full units of study, and as such covers approximately 480 hours over two consecutive teaching periods. These hours are mostly spent as an intern in a cyber security related workplace.
A typical scenario would see you spend 2 days a week over your 11 week teaching period on a work placement. You would do this for two teaching periods – so in total, 2 days a week for 22 weeks amounts to 44 days as an intern working in cyber security.
Your assessment for your placement pathway has three components:
While we recommend you do your placement 2 days a week in two blocks of 11 weeks, you might negotiate more days per week for a shorter period.