Department of Counselling and Psychology Course Outline
Course Title Industrial Attachment
Course Code PSY461
Number of Credits 3
Duration of Weeks N/A
Contact Hours Per Week N/A
Pre-requisite Course(s) N/A
Course Aims

Industrial Attachment is an experiential learning course offered by the Department of Counselling and Psychology. This course offers students an opportunity to apply their knowledge from the academic discipline, which aims at broadening their social horizon and enhance their work readiness. The course emphasises teaching and learning through hands-on experience and practices in an authentic workplace.  In particular, it engages students in the daily operation of public or private organisations with reflection to connect what students have experienced in the workplace using psychological principles, concepts and techniques. The course aims to maximize learning opportunities for students:

No.  CAs
1 Weld psychological knowledge with reflective practice in actual work settings;
2 Enhance students’ capabilities and attributes that enable them to be successful in their future development;
3 Assist students to acquire the characteristics, attributes and practical skills that foster them to make effective contribution to the society;
4 Help students to identify career goals as it relates to their academic or career development.
5 Develop a sense of self-efficacy for both academic and career development in future.

Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOS)

Upon successful completion of Industrial Attachment, students should be able to:

1. Employ effective strategies on different work issues and situations with appropriate
    theoretical knowledge, critical thinking, and analytical skills;
2. Evaluate the workplace experience in connection with relevant psychological knowledge,
    concepts and principles;
3. Express views, exchange ideas with others, and write reports effectively to facilitate tasks
    and projects;
4. Demonstrate work ethics, self-initiative, time management, team-work, collaboration, and
    leadership and adaptation to the organisational culture for successful workplace
Assessment Tasks
Reflective Journal
Roundtable Discussion 
Agency Evaluation 
Final Report 
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