Work-based learning (WBL) provides students hands-on experience with industry partners for a year. During this duration, they will gain real world, practical learning experiences. This complements the classroom learning that students would have gained in their first two years of their degree, increasing their career readiness.
Structured learning opportunities, achieved through authentic work experiences guided by the industry partner and academic supervisor.
Students are more connected to the working world which motivates them to develop skills that will prepare them for success.
Work- based learning (WBL) transforms the workplace into a place of learning while an internship applies what has been taught during class time.
Learn on-campus for 2 years, and proceed to 1 final year of on-site work-based learning, taught and assessed by academics and our industry partners.
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An internship is where students apply what they have learnt in an industrial setting. However, in work-based learning programme, students in their final year of study undertake modules in an industrial setting. Teaching and learning activities are co-taught by industry and academic supervisors while assessments are co-assessed.
During the year of WBL study, the assessments will be jointly conducted and evaluated by academic and industrial supervisors. Assessments will include work-based assignments, reports, presentations and on-job evaluations are among some of the forms of assessments.
Yes, students will be presented with the industry partners list to choose from in their first two years of study.
Teaching is not reduced to two years, it is still maintained at 3 years with the teaching and learning activities happening while in the industry. WBL gives students the opportunity to take modules in an industrial setting rather an an on-campus environment (conventional mode). Teaching is further enhanced due to the collaborative and hands-on nature of WBL being co-taught by academic and industry supervisors who are often experts in their respective field.
Since the Global Mobility Student Exchange Programme is usually done during the second year of the programme while taking complementary studies, students can still participate in the Global Mobility Student Exchange Programme and still go for WBL in their third year.
There is a strong possibility that the industry partner will hire the student upon completion of WBL. One of the objectives of the WBL mode is for participating companies to identify, train and retain potential students who can join their organization after completing their studies that help to meet the staffing needs.
The role of industry supervisor to “teach” is augmented by the academic supervisor throughout the WBL period. A memorandum of Agreement (MOA) will be signed with each participating organisation detailing the commitment and undertaking of each party (Taylor’s University and participating industry partner). Finally, the progress and outcome of the engagement with the participating organisation will be monitored from time to time and actioned if required.