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CT10A0510 Work Internship in Master's Degree, 3-10 cr 
Code CT10A0510  Validity 01.08.2016 -
Name Work Internship in Master's Degree  Abbreviation Work Internship 
Credits3-10 cr   
ClassPractical training   
  Grading scaleStudy modules 0-5,P/F 
Organisation LUT School of Engineering Science 

Jouni Ikonen 

Description by Study Guide

Location: Lappeenranta


M.Sc. (Tech.) 1-2



Teaching Language 

Finnish and English

Teacher(s) in Charge 

Associate Professor, D.Sc. (Tech.) Jouni Ikonen


After the internship, the student has obtained a basic knowledge of the work, work environment and working community in his/her own field. The student is able to apply and generalize knowledge and skills acquired during the course of studies to work in his/her own field.
After the internship, the student reports the contents of the internship. The student obtains a letter of reference and attaches it to the internship application.


The student obtains a (summer) job from the company, works as a paid employee, requests a certificate of employment and applies for the approval of the work as an internship for the Master’s degree. Full-time employment relationships of at least four weeks can be approved as internships. The completion of the Master’s thesis is not accepted as an internship.
An employment relationship that took place before the studies can be approved as an internship providing that it has not been accepted and included in any other previous degree.

Teaching Methods 

First 3 ECTS credits: applying for a job and recruiting 10 h, tasks connected to starting an employment relationship (e.g. orientation, the rules of the employment relationship and the work place) 15 h, observing (while working) how the working community operates (e.g. how work/production is organized, supervision, the working manners of the working community/teams, the social environment of the work place) 22 h, a written internship report 5 h (2-3 pages), total 78 h. The student delivers an internship application form and report to the study councellor Pauliina Talka.

4-10 ECTS credits: having different tasks in a company 26-208 h (1 ECTS credit/26 h). The number of ECTS credits of compulsory internship varies depending on the degree programme in question, further information is available in the degree structures of the study guide. Alternatively, in 2016-17 piloted Summer Project Camp (SPC) gives students an opportunity to utilize the summer time during the Master’s studies doing a work internship.

Examination in Examination schedule (Yes/No) 


Examination in Moodle (Yes/No) 


Examination in Exam (Yes/No) 


Assessment scale and assessment methods 

Pass/Fail, internship report 100%.

Course Materials 

From the workplace.

Places for exchange-students? (Yes, number/No) 


Places for Open University Students?(Yes, number/No) 



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