Industrial practice (63743), 18 ECTS credits

 

Industrial Practice is a regular study requirement, representing a compulsory part of the first-cycle professional higher education programme Computer and Information Science. The purpose of Industrial Practice is to adapt the student’s knowledge to the requirements of the commercial and public sectors, and to train students to the extent that upon employment, they will be capable of integrating productively into the work of companies and institutions, while offering those organisations a chance to seek out and shape their future human resources.

 

Industrial Practice must enable students to integrate rapidly and productively into the work process at a future employer, to learn the basic business functions and organisation of the company, to build upon and enhance theoretical and practical knowledge acquired through study to date at UL FRI and to perform work independently and under a mentor in specific fields of computer and information science.

 

Industrial Practice lasts for 9 weeks without a break and is generally pursued in the summer semester of the third year. Industrial Practice is conducted under the guidance of a mentor at the Faculty and a mentor at the selected company, institution or department thereof where the field of work is mainly computer and information science. Students can seek out for themselves the company or institution at which they will perform Industrial Practice, or they can be helped in this by the Coordinator of Industrial Practice at UL FRI. The mutual obligations of the Faculty, student and company or institutions are defined in detail in a mutual cooperation agreement.

 

The content of the Industrial Practice is defined in a programme composed for the individual student by the mentor at the Faculty and the mentor at the company or institution. At the end of the Industrial Practice the student produces a final report on the performance of specific tasks. The report and the quality of the tasks performed represent the basis for assessing the student’s success. The final grade for Industrial Practice is given by the mentor at the Faculty in cooperation with the mentor at the company or institution on the basis of a proposed final grade and the submitted final report, and the company or institution issues a certificate of Industrial Practice performed.

 

PROGRESS OF ACTIVITIES AND TIMETABLE

 

1  Selection of mentor at the Faculty and registration for Industrial Practice

The student agrees with one of the Faculty teaching staff on mentorship for Industrial Practice. The student confirms the agreement between the teacher and student by selecting the teacher/mentor via the Online Classroom. Each teacher can mentor a maximum of nine students.

 

The Coordinator of Industrial Practice advises students in connection with their choice of company or institution at which the student should perform Industrial Practice. Registration and performance of Industrial Practice are not contingent on exams passed or other study requirements.

 

Deadline: no later than 1 month before the start of the Industrial Practice

 

 

2  Selection of company or institution, mentor at the company or institution and signing the Industrial Practice agreement

 

Industrial Practice is pursued either at companies or institutions whose primary field of work involves computer and information science and at large companies or institutions with their own IT department or computer centre. Students generally seek out for themselves the company or institution at which they will perform Industrial Practice, or they can be helped in this by the Coordinator of Industrial Practice at the Faculty.

 

The company or institution assigns the student a mentor who holds at least level VI education and experience in the field of computer and information science. By the stated deadline the student agrees with the Coordinator of Industrial Practice on the selection of company or institution and the mentor at the company or institution. The company or institution confirms its willingness to cooperate in a declaration on cooperation.

 

The student brings a completed declaration by the stated deadline to the Coordinator of Industrial Practice, who on that basis draws up a Industrial Practice agreement. The agreement defines the mutual obligations of the student, company or institution and Faculty.

 

Deadline: no later than 2 weeks before the start of the Industrial Practice

 

 

3  Industrial Practice programme preparation

 

The content of the Industrial Practice is defined in a programme composed by the mentor at the company or institution in cooperation with the student. The mentor at the Faculty reviews the content of the programme and confirms it. By the stated deadline the student agrees with the two mentors on the content and implementation of the programme.

 

The student delivers the original copy of the signed programme to the Coordinator of Industrial Practice, and a copy of the approved programme to the two mentors.

 

Deadline: 2 weeks before the start of the Industrial Practice

 

 

4  Performance of Industrial Practice

 

Industrial Practice is generally pursued in the summer semester of the third year and lasts for 9 weeks without a break. Industrial Practice lasts 40 hours per week, 8 hours per day. 

 

Students can also perform Industrial Practice later, if owing to other obligations, the needs of the company or institution or for other reasons it is not possible to perform Industrial Practice in the summer semester of the third year.

 

During the Industrial Practice the mentor at the company or institution provides care for the student in the form of briefing them on the objectives and organisation of the company or institution and on the requirements and work in the relevant position, and assigns to the student one or more appropriate technical tasks to resolve.

 

 

5  Final report and assessment of Industrial Practice

 

At the end of the Industrial Practice the student produces a final report in two copies, which should be produced in line with the prescribed instructions. The student’s final report is reviewed by the mentor at the Faculty in cooperation with the mentor at the company or institution. The final report should be reviewed first by the mentor at the company or institution. The student submits the final report by e-mail to the mentor and to the Coordinator of Industrial Practice at the Faculty for review and approval. The reviewed and approved final report is signed by the student and by the mentor at the company or institution.

 

Based on the final report and the quality of the tasks completed, the mentor at the company or institution gives a proposed final grade indicating the success of the students' Industrial Practice.

 

At the end of the Industrial Practice the company or institution issues a certificate of Industrial Practice performed.

 

One copy of the final report is kept by the mentor at the company or institution, and one copy is submitted by the student to the Coordinator of Industrial Practice together with a copy of the proposed final grade of the company or institution mentor and the certificate of Industrial Practice performed from the company or institution.

 

The final grade for Industrial Practice is given by the mentor at the Faculty in cooperation with the mentor at the company or institution on the basis of the submitted final report and the proposed final grade from the mentor at the company or institution.

 

Deadline: 2 weeks after the conclusion of the Industrial Practice or in the event of necessary corrections to the final report, the deadline for submission of the final report is 1 month after the conclusion of the Industrial Practice

 

 

Pursuant to Decision 1 of the 20th session of the Academic Affairs Committee of 3 September 2010, students who fail to submit a final report, a copy of the proposed final grade of the mentor at the company or institution and a certificate of Industrial Practice performed within the deadline of one month following the conclusion of the Industrial Practice, must repeat the Industrial Practice.

 

For more information on the subject of Industrial Practice, see the online classroom