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Undergraduate course

Practical training

  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterAutumn
  • Course codeENERGI240
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageNorwegian/English depending on host company.
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Level of Study


Teaching semester


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

Required Previous Knowledge

All mandatory courses or equivalents until the 3.th 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".

Examination Support Material


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.

Course Coordinator

Course coordinator and administrative contact person can be found at Mitt UiB, alternativey you can contact studieveileder@gfi.uib.no

Course Administrator

Geophysical institute of The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has the administrative responsibility for the course and the study program.


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