Practice? Practice. Practice!
The Bachelor’s programme in the Department of Applied Computer Science includes a compulsory practical placement (internship) ‒ the practical project module. The practical project is the best way to put theory into practice and to gain initial professional experience, as well as to establish contact with potential employers.
The practical project is generally completed at a software company or in relevant departments at other companies and is supervised jointly by a professor in the Department of Applied Computer Science and a representative of the company. Advantage should also be taken of the practical project to define the thesis topic more precisely.
The practical project lasts for a continuous period of 12 weeks of full-time work with an internship provider. Students’ daily hours of work are the same as the usual working hours at the internship provider.
The practical project is completed as the first part of the final semester. It is intended to be followed by the Bachelor’s thesis as the second part. Students apply to appropriate companies during the preceding semester and look for a supervisor among the professors. Before the practical project begins, a work schedule is agreed with the company and the supervising professor. The practical project is also intended to be used to define the topic for the thesis more precisely.
The following applies to the six-semester Bachelor’s programmes in Applied Computer Science, Digital Media and Business IT:
Admission to the practical project is subject to students providing evidence that they have successfully completed the modules in the first to fourth semesters or that they have acquired at least 135 credits (ECTS)and have successfully completed all modules in the first and second semesters.
The following applies to the seven-semester Bachelor’s programme in E-Health:
Admission to the practical project is subject to students providing evidence that they have successfully completed the modules in the first to fifth semesters or that they have acquired at least 165 credits (ECTS)and have successfully completed all modules in the first to third semesters.
Practical project checklist