Practical training

Undergraduate course

Course description

Objectives and Content


The practice shall contribute to connect the learning in the studies to the working tasks at the host company or institution for the internship. Through observations, guidance and practical experience, the student shall acquire knowledge about his or her future work and relevance of the competence.



The students participate in the work task of the company or institution in which they are placed. It is a precondition that they can participate in assignments that are relevant in relation to their professional competence and in relation to the business or institution's needs.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course the student should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:



The student

  • has general work experience and knowledge about the specific branch
  • has insight into the work tasks at the company or institution



The student

  • can observe, interact, guide and practical execution of the profession
  • can describe how the work is organized
  • can apply his/her competence to relevant practical work tasks
  • can summarize and present the work done during the internship, both in writing and through oral presentation


General competence

The student

  • can reflect upon the relation between theory and experience based learning
  • can reflect in her/his own role in interaction and cooperation with others in a work context

Level of Study


Semester of Instruction

Required Previous Knowledge
All mandatory courses or equivalents until the semester have to be passed.
Access to the Course
Access to the course requires admission to the Integrated Master's Programme in Energy
Teaching and learning methods
The internship must have a scope of approximately 2 full working days per week from mid-September to end of November and amount to at least 200 hours in total. In addition comes introductory lecture, preparation, report writing, presentation and participation in presentation seminars and other necessary work in connection with the course.
A written contract is drawn up between the student, UiB and the place of practice, and the student must submit a time list signed by the place of practice and student. Detailed guidelines and deadlines are announced at the start of the course.
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
Reflection journals, submit time sheets and oral presentation
Forms of Assessment

The course uses portfolio assessment and oral presentation of the content of the work practice deployment with the grade pass/fail.

The portfolio consists of the following parts:

  • Two reflection journals (each with 1-2 pictures) during the work practice deployment, designed as blog posts
  • Final reflection journal
  • Submitted time sheets signed by the contract person at the practice site


The content of the portfolio must be approved prior to the oral presentation of the work practice deployment. The portfolio and the oral presentation counts for 50 % each of the final grade. Both elements must be passed in order to get the overall course grade "passed".

Grading Scale
Pass/ fail
Assessment Semester
Assessment only in semesters when the course is taught. Spring 2022 only for students in the 6th semester of the five-year integrated masters program in Energy.
Course Evaluation
The course will be evaluated by the students in accordance with the quality assurance system at UiB and the department.
Referents groups will be used each year.
Examination Support Material
Course Coordinator
Course coordinator and administrative contact person can be found at Mitt UiB, alternativey you can contact
Course Administrator
Geophysical institute of The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has the administrative responsibility for the course and the study program.