The Centre for Engineering and Design Education

Project Portfolio

The placements project, alongside the AACME departments was to rejuvenate an old placement company list into an up-to-date, manageable and presentable web-based system that students within AACME could use to find information on currently-hiring companies. The system began to expand from the start to include real placement information from the list of companies and is attracting interest from other departments, including Wolfson School.

Outcome

A working scalable website that delivers the initial requirements from AACME, with recommendations from Wolfson School. The website (engineering PLUS) is online and ready for off-campus use at https://plus.lboro.ac.uk. Features include:

  • a company listing section
  • a placement listing section for the companies on the database
  • administration section for placement monitors within departments to upload placements/companies
  • ability for students to ‘favourite’ employers
  • ability for students to comment on companies and leave feedback.

Although the original project description designated a LEARN -based project, it was agreed by all parties that LEARN would not be an adequate platform to host such a service. Therefore an external website has been built to satisfy the need.

Updates and enhancements to this system are planned for 2015-16.


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