Learning outcomes of the course unit
Knowledge and understanding
Knowledge of how engineering companies plan and manage their
activities; enrichment of its technical background. Understanding of the
technical, economics, and management needs of the engineering
Applying knowledge and understanding
The student applies the technical knowledge in an operational context
and on real cases. He is invited, whenever the conditions are met, to
propose modifications to the design solutions.
The student is encouraged to identify the best strategy to solve practical
The student has to communicate and act with workers with different
The student improves the auto-learning capacity, getting in touch with
new problem and learning how to manage the new challenges.
Since the stage is supposed to provide the chance to apply engineering
expertise in a working environment, the student should apply for it only
when he has acquired a good deal of such expertise. Therefore, the stage
is scheduled in the last year.
Course contents summary
Students may apply for a stage period at abroad engineering companies, Public Agency, Municipalities, industries to get in touch with a work context.
The activities at the company will be agreed upon by the university tutor and the company tutor (a senior engineer or a laureate in analogous sectors).
For each ECTS credit, 25 hours of stage are foreseen.
The stage is preferably to be combined with the thesis activity.
Learning by practice with the control of the company tutor and the
Assessment methods and criteria
At the end of the stage the company tutor fills the evaluation form. Then
the university supervisor validates the acquisition of the University