Academic Internship


Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The activity is based upon knowledge obtained at the 1st and 2nd semester.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Planning and controlling of time, economic, quality, safety, and environment
  • Problem-solving through knowledge gained at earlier semesters
  • Management and organisational development
  • Different forms of cooperation


The student should have practical knowledge about the chosen workplace i.e.:

  • Public technical institution
  • Technical utility company
  • Consulting company
  • Contracting company
  • Construction company

The student must:

  • Understand the economical, technical, social, environmental or work environmental situation of a work place
  • Get insight into a company’s social and administrative settings, including communication, cooperation, formal rules, and administrative routines.
  • Account for the company’s products and work methods.


  • Should relate to engineering work competencies in a company
  • Should have a practical approach to tasks within economical, technical, social, environmental or work environmental conditions
  • Should be able to present work results in a technical report
  • Should be able to make an oral presentation of work results
  • Should have established contact with companies within the sector of the chosen specialisation
  • Should be involved in a project for a longer period.

Type of instruction

The student should be considered as a regular employee and solve the engineering tasks that fits into the work of the group that the students is a part of. I.e. the student meets at the same time and for the same number of hours as is normal for the rest of the company.

Half way through the traineeship, the student meets with his/her supervisor in the company for an evaluation (oral or written). In that way possible insufficiencies can be corrected in the last part of the traineeship.

During/right after the traineeship the student must work on a semester report consisting of two parts:

1) A traineeship report describing the company/institution as well as the project that the student has worked on during the stay. Should also include a description of the engineering knowledge gained during the stay.

2) A special report about a topic in relation to the subject of the project and the objectives of the normal semester project.

Extent and expected workload

The Project-oriented study in an external organization must have a scope that correspond the ECTS load. Since it is a 30 ECTS project module, the workload is expected to be 30 hours for the student.



Name of examAcademic Internship
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Oral examination based on the two project reports
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleProjektorienteret forløb i en virksomhed
Module codeB-BL-K3-17
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of the Build Environment
DepartmentDepartment of the Built Environment
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science