Internship for Bachelors of Engineering (Electronics)

2018/2019

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • Have knowledge about a company’s organization and work from an engineering perspective
  • Be able to explain the relevant field of study subjects worked with during the internship, including theories and methods used and results obtained
  • Have ability to understand and explain the relationship between taught theories and practice

Skills

  • Assessing the theories and methods in relation to the theoretical and/or empirical principles and methods used in the study prior courses and project work.
  • Be able to analyze whether the profession has new professional needs to be/can be handled by the program
  • Be able to discuss the need for knowledge exchange between company and Aalborg University.

Competences

  • Be able to document placement in an internship report such that the fulfillment of the internship’s learning goals can be evaluated.
  • Have ability to analyze and reflect on the academic, professional and social outcomes of the internship.
  • Have ability to handle development-oriented situations in study or work contexts.

Type of instruction

The internship programme runs on the 6th semester. The student is responsible for obtaining an internship. The host company is normally expected to pay salaries to the student. The Board of Studies appointed supervisor may in special cases assist with the provision of the necessary business contacts. The university must approve the internship company, and an agreement between the student and the company must be made. The company points out a person (company coordinator), who will be the one the student refers to. Internship agreement sets out learning objectives, assignments, time of internship, work, company coordinator, supervisor, etc. (see current guidance from SICT) and signed by supervisor, student, coordinator and board of study before the internship begins If the development of the host company necessitates significant changes to the approved internship agreement, the coordinator and study board must approve this. During the internship, student must keep a diary, a daily reporting on the events that happen during the day, primarily on the work done. The internship report must be prepared following the same general guidelines, which have been applied in the preparation of project reports on the program prior semester. However, the internship report must include: • Description of the company – including organization • Description of the company’s work • Overview of the work in which the student has been involved. • Thorough documentation of at least one field of study relevant subjects that the student has worked with during the internship. The review covers – to the extent appropriate – problem analysis, theory, methods, models, solutions, implementation, test, conclusion, etc. • Diary • Analysis of the internship yield academically, professionally and socially • Experience from the internship and possible, proposed changes in curriculum, procedures etc. • Reflection on knowledge exchange between company and Aalborg University. Treatment of the/those subjects must be at a level equivalent to 6th Semester. Information on the responsibilities for respectively internship coordinator, company, student, employer panel, example of internship agreement etc. can be found in Supplement for Bachelor internship.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 30 ECTS project module, the work load is expected to be 900 hours for the student

Exam

Exams

Name of examInternship for Bachelors of Engineering
Type of exam
Combined written and oral examination, Project Exam
ECTS30
Permitted aids
All written and all electronic aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAccording to the Faculty’s assessment criteria.
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Additional information

Examination format
Within 2 weeks after internship completion, internship report submitted.
The student must present and defend his internship report. The presentation will have duration of approximately 15 minutes and the subsequent examination can take up to approximately 60 minutes.
The internship is approved on the basis of:

  • Internship report (content specified above)
  • Statement from the company coordinator, documenting the student’s satisfactory performance
  • Oral presentation and defense of the report and stay

Facts about the module

Danish titleDiplomingeniørpraktik (Elektronik)
Module codeEN-ED6-7-1
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
SemesterSpring
ECTS30
Location of the lectureOther location
Responsible for the module
Time allocation for external examinersA

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Energy
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science
SchoolSchool of Engineering and Science