Academic Internship


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

An academic internship agreement approved by the company, an AAU supervisor and the study board for electronics and it (ESN).

The academic internship must have a scope that correspond the ECTS load.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The student stays in a company with the purpose of learning and applying theories and methods to address engineering problems in an industrial context. In addition, the student will be introduced to business procedures and policies.

Learning objectives


  • Has knowledge about the organization of the company and business procedures and policies.
  • Has knowledge about performance measures in the company.
  • Has developed a fundamental business sense.
  • Has knowledge of the competence profile of the program and how the academic internship contributes to the competence profile.
  • Has gained deepened knowledge into engineering theories and methods within the program.


  • Can initiate and ensure the completion of an agreement for the academic internship, with learning objectives corresponding to the semester at the master’s program.
  • Can apply analytic, methodological and/or theoretic skills to address advanced engineering problems in an industrial context.
  • Can contribute in a professional manner to company objectives as an individual and in teams in accordance with the project management model applied in the company.
  • Can collaborate and communicate with peers, managers and others.
  • Can document the academic internship in a report and defend it orally.


  • Can discuss and reflect on the learning outcomes of the academic internship.
  • Can discuss the need for knowledge transfer between academia and industry.
  • Has a deepened understanding of the academic interests to pursue in the master’s thesis and possible job positions to aim at after graduation.

Type of instruction

Project work



Name of examAcademic Internship
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
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
Module codeESNSPAK3P3
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Electronics and IT
DepartmentDepartment of Electronic Systems
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design