When can the placement start?
Typically, students commence their placement any time between June and September after completion of their second year of study.
How long do science and engineering placements normally last?
The required length of a sandwich-year placement differs for each subject area, however, many organisations do tend to offer a simple 52 week contract.
Can the student complete shorter placements at multiple organisations to make up their sandwich year?
Students on all science and engineering degree disciplines, apart from Product Design, must complete a single placement with one organisation.
Product Design students are required to complete a minimum of 32 weeks which can be made up of a series of shorter placements and freelance work.
Which science and engineering degrees involve sandwich year placements?
Below is a list of science and engineering degrees that involve sandwich year placements. The number of weeks in brackets are required to be completed by a student in order to graduate with a sandwich-year degree.
Built Environment (40 weeks) - Degree disciplines include: Architectural Technology, Building Surveying, Civil Engineering, Construction Management and Project Management for Construction.
Computing (40 weeks) - All computing disciplines including Business Computing Systems, Business Information Systems, Computer Science, Digital Media and Software Development.
Engineering (48 weeks) - All engineering disciplines including Aeronautical, Automotive, Electrical & Electronic and Mechanical.
Environment (32 weeks) - Degree disciplines include: Earth and Ocean Science, Environmental Science and all Geography and Geology courses.
Maths (48 weeks) - All Maths degrees (please note Accountancy and Finance courses are covered in the Business section).
Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences (48 weeks) - Degree disciplines include: Biological Science, Biomedical Science, Chemistry, Ecology and Pharmaceutical and Chemical Sciences.
Product Design (32 weeks) - All Product Design degrees.
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