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Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

Course Overview

Students registered for Honours and Joint Honours degree programmes offered by Computing Science can take up short-term summer placements / internships with companies (3 months). Students are required to successfully complete an internship, submit a final report and give an oral presentation.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Martin Kollingbaum

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 3

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Computing Science (CS) (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

The content and practical skills gained by the student will vary depending upon the nature of the placement.

Further Information & Notes

  1. Restricted to students registered for Honours and Joint-Honours degree programmes offered by Computing Science.
  2. Assistive technologies may be required for any student who is unable to use a standard keyboard/mouse/computer monitor. Any student wishing to discuss this further should contact the School Disability Co-ordinator.
  3. Projects associated with the client firm need to be approved by the course organiser.
  4. This course is available, subject to approval from the course coordinator, for extra credit only, and may not be chosen as part of the 120 required credits for the year. 

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: Continuous assessment (100%) consisting of an oral presentation in the form of a presentation to the department (15%), and a final report of approximately 5,000 words (85%).

Resit: Resits are not normally allowed for this course.

Formative Assessment

Students will get formative feedback during work from their colleagues and supervisor. They may also get feedback based on the email reports.


Students will supply weekly email updates to the course organiser explaining their current work, what work is to be done in the next week, and any problems, which have arisen so that the organiser can suggest possible solutions, or intervene if necessary.

Course Learning Outcomes


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