Course ObjectiveThe student applies study contents in an industrial setting. After
completion of the internship, the student will be able to reflect on the
peculiarities of industrial practice, in relation to knowledge and
skills obtained at university.
Course ContentIndividual project work by which the student applies the study contents
in an industrial setting.
The project has to focus on research or development aspects, by which
the student can apply and validate the study contents within the
specific constraints of an industrial setting. The project must aim at
applying state-of-the-art methods and technology and must require an
original contribution by the student.
Before the start of the internship, the student has to write a project
plan describing the precise research question, the envisioned approach,
the embedding in the company, and the academic novelty. This project
plan must be approved by the coordinator of this course as well as a VU
or UvA Computer Science lecturer who will act as the examiner. At the
end of the internship, the student submits a written report to the
lecturer, in which the work, the lessons learned, and the insights from
applying study contents in an industrial setting are described.
The report must contain both a description of the project and a
reflection on study contents being applied in an industrial context. For
the project, the problem, the student’s solution, and an evaluation of
the results must be presented. For the reflection part, (at least) the
following question need to be addressed: What did you learn during your
studies that was particularly helpful for your internship? What is
different in an industrial environment, compared to university? What did
you learn during your internship that you were not told at university?
The overall grade is a weighted average of the project contents and the
student’s solution (50%), the quality of the written report (35%), and
the quality of the reflection of study vs. industrial context (15%).
Internship assignments that either do not give the student sufficient
freedom to devise his or her own original solution or that can not be
reported upon due to disclosure limitations by the company are not
eligible for this course.
Teaching Methodsindividual project work in an industrial setting
Method of Assessmentwritten report
Target AudiencemCS, mPDCS
Additional InformationVarious lecturers
Recommended background knowledgeThe student should have completed at least 48 credits of his or her
Master programme such that there are sufficient study contents to be
applied in an industrial setting.
|Period||Ac. Year (sept)|
|Language of Tuition||English|
|Faculty||Faculty of Science|
|Course Coordinator||prof. dr. W.J. Fokkink|
|Examiner||prof. dr. W.J. Fokkink|
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