TMAT201P - Internship


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Work placement
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Work placement 100/100 5 months ALLE

Course content

HSE course that includes general HSE, work ethics, first aid, ergonomics and cleaning methods and resources in the Food Industry. Versatile work tasks within the Internship Company different areas of work, such as production work, supervision, analysis, quality control, improvement work and participation in research projects.

Learning outcome

It is expected that the candidate can;


  • Explain how food production, food sciences, analytical methods, quality assurance, improvement work, research and product development take place in practice
  • Know how the company is working to achieve a sustainable production and how they set their goals regarding sustainability
  • Know how service and business flow function to achieve the company's goals
  • Relate general HSE theory to HSE work in a company


  • Draw comparisons between relevant theory and the practical work of a manufacturing company, a research institution, an analysis laboratory or a Food Safety Authority
  • Provide a simplified overview of the company's documentation and routines in the HSE area and relate this to laws and regulations
  • Follow the company's guidelines for sustainable production and achievement of sustainability goals.

General competence

  • Show respect for corporate culture as well as corporate and employee frameworks, challenges and assumptions

Learning methods and activities

Course in HSE as preparation for internship. Participation in the internship company's daily activity. Job requirements and report writing. Supervision from the company and the Department of Biotechnology and Food Science.

Hours of work for different learning activities

Working time in internship company 37.5 - 40 t / week for 5 months gives approx. 750 - 800t

Plenary information prior to practice 1 - 2 hours

Compulsory activity: HSE course prior to practice 4 * 4t = 16 hours

Compulsory activity: Job requirements included the main report up to 70 hours.

Time spent for job requirements will depend on the company. Some may work with requirements during working hours.

Total from 770 - 900 hours

Compulsory assignments

  • HSE course (Autumn)
  • Internship certificate
  • Five mandatory assignments/reports

Further on evaluation

The guide will indicate 5 compulsory job requirements in order to complete and pass the course.

All job requirements must be approved to pass the course.

HSE course - compulsory attendance all days - 4 days in total.

Individual written evaluation after internship - must be submitted as instructed by the course coordinator.

Approval according to regulations for internships requires in addition to compulsory activities: - Internship verification from participating company must be available - absence must be documented through self-certification, by arrangement or medical certificate, but must not exceed 15 working days - the internship must be in accordance to the work-related regulations of the company.

Internship is regulated by the Institute's regulations for internships. The regulations signed by the student, the company and the academic responsible for practice at NTNU apply as a contract for the internship period.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Food Science, Technology and Sustainability (MTMAT)

Required previous knowledge

Study rights requirements. The course is reserved for students registered in the second year of study (45 ECTS credits from the 1st year of study) at the Bachelor of Food Science, Technology and Sustainability, NTNU, Trondheim.

Course materials

Guidance for reporting from internship, last edition. Text books from the first three semesters of the education

More on the course



Version: A
Credits:  30.0 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2025

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Food Subjects


Examination arrangement: Work placement

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Work placement 100/100 ALLE
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Work placement 100/100 ALLE
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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