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521016A Advanced Practical Training, 3 ECTS cr 
Code 521016A  Validity 01.08.2005 -
Name Advanced Practical Training  Abbreviation Advanced Practi 
Scope3 ECTS cr   
Type Intermediate Studies Discipline4306 Electrical Engineering 
TypePractical training   
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Electrical Engineering DP 

Hannu Sorvoja 

ECTS Credits 


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Learning outcomes 

After advanced practical training the student can describe one possible future job, or another kind of position in an already familiar working environment. The student can identify problems in the working environment and solve them. The student can apply theoretical knowledge acquired in the studies to practical tasks. The student can identify roles of a diploma-engineer in the work place.


Training in the research laboratories, development laboratories and process laboratories, among others, of the industry and institutions in the field of their study is recommended to the students. The basic requirement is that the practice must be performed in a job supervised by a person who has taken an engineering degree.

The technical goal of practical training is to give a general insight of the field in which the trainee will work after having taken the degree and to support and to promote theoretical studying. Likewise, the training has to acquaint the trainee with the social points of the industrial production and with industrial safety and has to give a sufficient picture of the technical details of the performing of different work. Furthermore, the training has to give a general idea of the technical and economic organizing, administration and management of a company and its production.

Mode of delivery 

Independent work.


Learning activities and teaching methods 

The students acquire their training job themselves.

Target group 

MSc students.

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Assessment methods and criteria 

Students write a report on the compulsory MSc stage practical training lasting at least two months. This report is reviewed by degree program representatives. More detailed instructions  for the report are available on  the WWW pages of the degree program.

Read more about assessment criteria at the University of Oulu webpage.



Person responsible 

Hannu Sorvoja

Working life cooperation 


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