1DV011, Company-based work placement in Computer Science, 7.5 credits

During the summer period, the Department of computer science and media technology is offering an internship course for our students. The course spans over 10 weeks where the student is expected to work 50% (4 hours/day).

For students


Minimum 30 ECTS credits of completed courses in computer science.

How to apply

This course is only open to program students from the Department of computer science and media technology. Admission is handled locally through the course coordinator Karl Johan Rosqvist.

For the company

Mission and mission statement

During the workplace-based education the student is to participate in ongoing work, development work, or project at the workplace.


  • Must be relevant in relation to the core subjects, computer science or software engineering.
  • Are defined in consultation between the student, the workplace, and the university.
  • Should be based on an actual need and should be part of a larger project, development work, or process at the workplace.

Scope and time

The workplace-based education shall run during the period June 17–August 25. The course comprises 7,5 credits, i.e., 5 weeks full-time studies should be completed in the aforementioned time period. The student is to follow the working hours at the workplace. In addition to tasks at the workplace, the student is expected to provide and present a report.

Supervision – university

The student has a supervisor from the university. The education supervisor is contact person for the workplace. The education supervisor shall also guide and supervise the student in the work on the written report and the issue it seeks to investigate, put forward proposals on relevant literature, keep a running dialogue regarding the report with the student, and provide the examiner with information on the student’s work and learning. The education supervisor may well be another person than the examiner.

Supervision – workplace

There must be a workplace supervisor who has the main responsibility for the student and is in charge of the student’s work. He or she must ensure that the student is provided with the information necessary in order to be able to carry out the tasks required for the report and examination, provide the student with the possibility to participate in daily work, see to it that the student is familiar with his/her tasks, and make sure the student is provided with a working space.

The workplace supervisor must approve the report from a content and secrecy point of view before it is presented at the end of the period. The workplace supervisor is to notify the education supervisor in writing on how the student has carried out the workplace-based education.

Publicity and secrecy

Universities are public authorities and, as such, come under the principle of public access to official records. This means that all officially received documents are public and can be requested by anyone.

Regarding documents produced by students as part of examination on a course, the following is important to keep in mind:

Project and internship reports, as well as other reports that can be considered equal to written examination, can be collected by the student following examination.

For reports which are not collected, the following apply:

Supervisor reports may be disposed of two years after completion of studies. Reports may not be disposed of have they worked as a basis for a degree and are not yet registered in Ladok. Student reports may be handed back to students after completion of course or programme and after the grade has been registered in Ladok. Reports and attachments that have not been collected by students may be disposed of two years after the grade has been registered in Ladok.

In cases where it is judged by the workplace that the student will gain access to sensitive information it is important that the student is informed about this and that the supervisor at the workplace makes sure that the student has full understanding of what confidentiality means. The company may sign a confidentiality agreement with the student.

When it comes to the report from the workplace-based education it is important that there is a dialogue between the supervisor at the workplace, the student, and the supervisor at the university, and that an agreement is reached regarding the procedure. For the report from workplace-based education, the following alternative procedures are possible:

  • The student and the supervisor at the workplace agree that there may be sensitive information in the report and that the student collects the report as soon as possible following examination. Responsibility for this rests on the student, the university disclaims all responsibility.
  • The workplace is anonymized in the report. The content of the report has to be sufficient in scope for an examination to be carried out. The student is informed that the so-called anonymization applies to all oral communication regarding the workplace as well, both during and after the workplace-based education.
  • The report is written in two versions; one containing the sensitive information, handed in to the workplace; and one in which the sensitive information is omitted, handed in to the university. Here as well, the content of the report has to be sufficient in scope for an examination to be carried out.

Right to the result – intellectual property law

The student owns the result of his or her work unless agreed otherwise. When it comes to workplace-based education in which the student may end up developing new commercial products and services it is of particular importance that the student and the workplace reaches an agreement regarding the right to the result before the start of the project.


Students have a student insurance that is valid also for student projects/degree projects at companies and organisations. (See The workplace is responsible for any liability insurances.