AAR5390 - Practice Internship in Urban Development


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Report
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Approved report 100/100

Course content

Responding to a high relevance of practical experience and of networking, the UEP program offers an internship as an elective module.

The module can be taken as a standalone, or as a practice based option for an internship based Master’s thesis in the UEP program. The candidate will in collaboration with the program staff identify a suitable practical internship for a minimum period of 12 weeks. This should be either between the 2 and 3 semesters (May-August), or at the beginning of the spring semester (Jan-April).

The internship can be with governmental bodies and municipalities, with developmental organisations/institutions working in the field of urban planning and development, or post-disaster reconstruction, which are among the potential employees of the graduates of the programme. A short report (according to UEPs internship report guideline) has to be delivered on conclusion of the internship.

Learning outcome

This depends on the specific internship, but will comprise a selection of:
Knowledge of organisational concepts, practices, cultures and their limitations; Desk-to and field research, Planning and Design skills; Knowledge of organisational design and administration and finance; Knowledge of specific methods of project design and implementation; Dealing with clients; Working under time- and budget-lines, Working in teams; Communication and writing skills; Implementing research and report writing, Interdisciplinary skills.

Learning methods and activities

Practical work in an organisation, Consultations, Report writing

Further on evaluation

The report will be evaluated based on its content and form as specified in the internship report guideline. In case of an "F" grade, re-examination is possible upon resubmission of the assignment.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Architecture (MAAR)
Miscellaneous Courses (ABDIV)
Physical Planning (MFYSPL)
Sustainable Architecture (MSSUSARC)
Sustainable Urban Transitions (MSSUSURB)
Urban Ecological Planning (MSA1)

Required previous knowledge


Course materials

UEP Internship report guideline

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Urban Design and Planning
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Architecture and Planning



Examination arrangement: Report

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Approved report 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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