AIS2220 - Credits Through Practice


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Individual report
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Individual report 100/100

Course content

The course contains the following:

  • Project planning, plan for the practice period, progress plan
  • Problem analysis and definition of scope
  • Progress reports and status analysis
  • Documentation/final report

The course requires independent work being performed at an engineering company. The purpose is to enlighten students and provide practical work experience relevant to the study programme.

Compulsory coursework:

  • The duration of practice must equal at least 15 work days
  • A plan for the practice period must be submitted
  • Daily log with check-in/check-out times and description of work

A final report documenting the industrial practice must be submitted, which must contain the following attachments:

  • practice plan
  • complete set of daily logs
  • signed certificate of completed work at company

Both the company and NTNU must provide a contact person/supervisor.

Learning outcome


  • The candidate understands and can explain how an engineering company is organised, or how an engineering research project is undertaken
  • The candidate can demonstrate practical knowledge about various work techniques and technical production methods or engineering research methods
  • The candidate can demonstrate knowledge about health, environment and safety


  • The candidate can integrate theory and practice in real engineering work
  • The candidate can connect and elaborate on knowledge and skills from the study programme
  • The candidate kan contribute to solutions for engineering problems


  • The candidate has experience in professional engineering work duties and work ethics
  • The candidate has insight into practical problems arising in work situations
  • The candidate can document project work in a scientifically sound manner

Learning methods and activities

Competence is obtained through active participation in practical and theoretical work in an engineering company and through the compulsory coursework.

Compulsory assignments

  • Work

Further on evaluation

The compulsory coursework must be approved and the final grade is based on an evaluation of the final report, including attachments.

The student must be admitted to the study programme before examination.

For the re-sit exam, the final report can be improved and re-submitted during the following spring semester.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Automation and Intelligent Systems - Engineering (BIAIS)

Required previous knowledge

A minimum of 110 credits and an average grade of C or better from first and second year. The course is tailored for students without industrial experience. Students with vocational training or similar are not eligible for this course. It is not possible to complete this course in connection with a company with which the student is employed or previously has been employed with. Admission to this course is dependent on available capacity with companies and within the academic staff, typically allowing a maximum of 10-12 students for admission.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
IE300217 7.5 AUTUMN 2023
IB303712 7.5 AUTUMN 2023
IP300315 7.5 AUTUMN 2023
IDATA2505 7.5 AUTUMN 2023
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2024

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)
  • Computer and Information Science
  • Industrial Process Technology
  • Electrical Power Engineering
  • Process Automation
  • Engineering Cybernetics
  • Engineering
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of ICT and Natural Sciences


Examination arrangement: Individual report

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Individual report 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Individual report 100/100 INSPERA
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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