Practical period

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.

Duration

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.

Timing

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.

Admission requirements

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

WHAT?DONE?

1. Preparation

  • Attendance at the practical project preparation seminar
  • Fulfil admission criteria (successful completion of the modules in the first to fourth semesters or evidence of at least 135 credits (ECTS) and successful completion of all modules in the first and second semesters)
  • Specify mobility (internship at a company in Germany/abroad, study abroad)
  • Find internship provider and supervising professor
  • Draw up work schedule and present it to the professor

2. Registration

  • Complete registration form
  • Complete and sign three copies of the internship agreement
  • Print list of modules from QISPOS
  • Hand in registration for the practical project with registration form, internship agreement, list of modules to the Practice Adviser

3. Implementation

  • Matriculation NB: Semester ticket!
  • Carry out practical project and report to professor as agreed

4. Recognition

  • Prepare report on practical project and present it to the professor (signature on recognition form)
  • Have internship provider draw up graded report or performance record
  • Prepare short report on practical project in the practice portal in System2Teach
  • Recognition of the practical project in the Practice Adviser’s office with record/performance record and recognition form

Contact

Beate Glaser

Beate Glaser

Placement Officer

Building 43, Room 111
Beate Glaser +49 661 9640-337
Consultation hours
Fri 10.00 - 12.00 At other times by arrangement.