pre071 - Internship (Complete module description)

pre071 - Internship (Complete module description)

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Module label Internship
Modulkürzel pre071
Credit points 9.0 KP
Workload 270 h
Institute directory Institute of Physics
Verwendbarkeit des Moduls
  • Sustainable Renewable Energy Technologies (Master) > Mastermodule
Zuständige Personen
  • Torio, Herena (Prüfungsberechtigt)
  • Agert, Carsten (module responsibility)
  • Torio, Herena (module responsibility)
Skills to be acquired in this module

After successful completion of the module students should be able to:

-        evaluate and critically reflect on his/her two months working experience

-        critically appraise and compare professional working in different working environments, i.e. business, research, development organisation

-        conclude whether he/she intends to work further in this particular field of Renewable Energy for his/her master thesis
-        present data and information both verbally and in the written form to a professional standard (i.e. scientific report writing, presentation and quotation)

Module contents

External Internship (180 h workload)

The ‘External Internship’ is an approximately two-month stay in companies, consultancies, international development organisations or research institutes, normally outside Oldenburg University. Students stay for and perform ‑ in accordance with some basic principles ‑ one or several tasks, related to the activities/business of the respective host organisation. The training, normally situated in the break between the first and second semester of the postgraduate programme, can either help to prepare for the six-month Master Thesis Project, which will follow after the third term. Otherwise, it can also be used as a supplementary or complementary experience in an additional field of interest. Organisations that take PPRE students for an internship may have their own regulations with respect to internships, which apply anyway. The external Internship will be concluded by a report (ca. 20 pages).

The University of Oldenburg requests to fulfil a few requirements for the internship:

-       The university needs an acceptance letter (incl. contact details of local supervisor and topic of internship) from the host organisation prior to start the internship.

-       The duration of the training should enable students to return to university at the beginning of summer term classes.

-       Weekly full-time workload is required. However, it should not exceed local standards.

-       Students are asked to hand in a report (approx. 20 pages) on their training, comprising a description of the host organisation, planned and performed tasks, perspectives for a thesis project, and give a presentation in the Internship Seminar in the summer term.

-       If the host organisation demands a certain format of the report, the student has to comply.

-       A short feedback by the local supervisor about the performance of the student during the internship is requested and recommended, but not compulsory.

Internship Seminar (90 h workload)

            Presentation (20 minutes) of the host organisation, the task(s) and experiences
Language of instruction English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency jährlich
Module capacity unlimited
Type of module Pflicht / Mandatory
Module level MM (Mastermodul / Master module)
Form of instruction Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
Seminar 2 SoSe und WiSe 28
Practical training 4 SoSe und WiSe 56
Präsenzzeit Modul insgesamt 84 h
Examination Prüfungszeiten Type of examination
Final exam of module
At the end of the lecture period and during the semester (presentation)

1 Examination: E-Portfolio including a (presentation (incl. Discussion - 20min.) and reflection activities (short reflection summary, SWOT analysis)