Voluntary Traineeship


Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module is based on knowledge achieved when studying the previous semesters on the Master of Science in Energy Engineering, the Master of Science in Sustainable Energy Engineering, or similar.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Have knowledge about analytical, numerical and/or experimental methods for analysis of advanced tasks within the field of the external organisation
  • Understand the connection between theory and practice
  • Have knowledge about the organisational structure and the work of an organisation seen from an engineering/managerial perspective


  • Be able to apply analytical, numerical and/or experimental methods for analysis and solving of advanced tasks within the field of the external organisation
  • Be able to compare and evaluate assumptions, limitations and uncertainties related to the methods applied in connection to finding solutions of advanced challenges within the field of the external organisation


  • Be able to handle development-oriented situations in connection to either studying or working
  • Be able to use the correct terminology in oral, written or graphical communication and documentation of challenges and solutions within the field of the external organisation
  • Be able to analyse the academic, professional and social benefits of the traineeship
  • Be able to communicate these results in a project report and/or a case-based project report
  • Be able to evaluate the learning result of the traineeship

Type of instruction

The student works in a company providing experience in solving advanced and relevant engineering tasks on a level corresponding to the study programme’s 3rd semester and with a progression in the degree of difficulty of the tasks during the period. The type of work must allow for an academic report to be made. The student writes either a project report or a case-based project report within the theme of the 3rd semester of the specialisation, cf. “Guidelines for Project Work in an External Organisation (Voluntary Traineeship)” laid down by the School of Engineering and Science.

Extent and expected workload

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



Name of examVoluntary Traineeship
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
An oral and individual examination based on either the project report or the case-based project report.
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Additional information

Instead of doing the project work and the elective courses, the student can do project work in a company as an individual or as a part of a group. See details in Moodle. However, the student's special preferences for the semester must be approved by the Study Board in advance.

Facts about the module

Danish titleProjektorienteret forløb i en virksomhed
Module codeN-EE-K3-7
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureOther location
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Energy
DepartmentDepartment of Energy Technology
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science