IDG3541 - Design Internship


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 100/100

Course content

The students are responsible to send application, CV and portfolio to possible employers. NTNU provides an overview of connected companies. Further, the students are connected with a workplace for a total of 270 hours during a defined part of the semester. During this period, students will participate in production, familiarize themselves with the organization, and apply all the theoretical knowledge and practical skills acquired during the first four semesters of the course. The period of practice challenges students to utilize the knowledge and skills they have achieved from actively participating the study program. The workplace will probably use both tools and methods that would not be familiar to the student, and they need to acquire new knowledge and skills necessary to complete tasks as expected during the practice. Different companies will work in different ways and with different tasks, and students will experience practice to be different depending on the location during the period. An important theme will therefore be to understand and learn about the corporate culture, how they work and how they are organized

Learning outcome

Knowledge Goals:

  • is able to evaluate methods and tools used in production
  • is familiar with the corporate organization and understands how to map the company's workflow and routines.

Skill Goals:

  • Shows self-esteem and ability to present themselves in a process where the student seeks internship
  • Shows the ability to critically, innovative thinking and analytical approaches to the field of practice and own achievements and learning process
  • Applies and links relevant theoretical knowledge to the performance of practical tasks
  • Being able to describe routines, structure and organisation of the internship site.
  • Show good communication skills
  • Able to use the tools in the career design model

General Competence Goals:

  • initiates discussion of academic and ethical issues
  • shows the ability of appropriate collaboration
  • shows the ability for interdisciplinary collaboration

Learning methods and activities

  • Lecture
  • Workshop
  • Practice
  • guidance
  • reflection
  • activity log
  • reporting

Compulsory assignments

  • Compulsory assignment
  • Submission of a signed contract related to completion/attendance in the autumn semester

Further on evaluation

Assesment: Final report and assessment interview.

Mandatory Deliveries:

  • Application for internship
  • Agreement of workload
  • Contract with employer
  • 270 work hours in a company
  • Log of activities and time management
  • Status report
  • Oral midway reporting with minutes of meeting
  • Preliminary version of final report

In case of failure, all partial assignments must be completed again at the next regular completion of the course.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Interaction Design (BIXD)
Web Development (BWU)

Required previous knowledge

The course is mandatory for students at the Bachelor Program in Interaction Design. The course is an elective for students at the Bachelor in web development. For the students to be given access to the course, it is presupposed that 105 credits from the first four semesters of the study have been passed.

Course materials

Curriculum will be given at start of semester.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 2
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Gjøvik

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Design


Examination arrangement: Assignment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Assignment 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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