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555304S Advanced Internship, 5 ECTS cr 
Code 555304S  Validity 01.08.2015 -
Name Advanced Internship  Abbreviation Advanced Intern 
Scope5 ECTS cr   
TypeAdvanced Studies Discipline6310 Industrial Engineering and Management 
TypePractical training   
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Field of Industrial Engineering and Management 

Osmo Kauppila 

ECTS Credits 

5 ECTS cr

Language of instruction 



Periods 1 - 4 and summer

Learning outcomes 

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • apply the skills required for the tasks in the working life (communication, co-operation, creativity, problem solving, project management, learning, technical skills, international skills, commercial and financial skills)
  • take responsibility for the tasks in a responsible manner
  • reflect the tasks to IEM studies completed
  • analyse and find development targets in IEM courses related to the tasks

Communication, co-operation, creativity, problem solving, project management, learning, technical skills, international skills, commercial and financial skills

Mode of delivery 

The tuition will not be organised. The student is responsible for finding the internship position that can be a summer job, some other salaried position or work experience, or a position without salary in an organization.

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Students complete tasks with their own activities to support their own professional growth in working-life. Internship duration should be at least 2 months.

Target group 

Industrial Engineering and Management students.


Prerequisites and co-requisites 

Bachelor's degree or equivalent knowledge.

Recommended optional programme components 


Recommended or required reading 


Assessment methods and criteria 

The internship must provide at least 2 months working experience related to your studies. Internship period cannot be the same as in course 555204A Harjoittelu. The length of the written report is 2-3 pages and it must address the following questions:

  • Where (organization name, location) did you perform the internship?
  • How did you find this position (PESTI-days or some other way)?
  • How was the application procedure? Was there an interview etc?
  • Have you worked in this organization earlier?
  • What tasks were you doing during the internship period?
  • Were these tasks related to your major, supplementary, or engineering studies?
  • Which theories or skills in IEM courses were useful in your job?
  • What type of topics should be added to the IEM courses based on your internship experience?

The report and a certificate provided by the organization where internship took place must be sent via email to your teacher tutor (Product Management ( , Tuotantotalouden tutkinto- ja maisteriohjelmat (


Pass/ Fail

Person responsible 

University lecturer Osmo Kauppila

Working life cooperation 

Yes. The student gains working experience in an organization.

Other information 

Information about internship placements and financial support can be found in Oulu University's webpage about traineeship. On traineeship issues you can contact the traineeship contact person for Faculty of Technology

Substitutes the course 555311S Advanced Internship.


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