Practical Training in Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering (BYG390)

Course description for study year 2024-2025. Please note that changes may occur.


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This course is a practical training course where the the student participates in a professional environment outside the university, for example in a company.The student must find a workplace or project that is interested in accepting a student in the company's ongoing work. Internships in a student project must be agreed with the responsible staff of the study program. The course aims to give the student practical experience and to enable immersion into selected topics connected to the company's practice. An agreement between the university and the company, describing tasks and supervision has to be signed.

Learning outcome

The course is a supplement to other courses, and when the student has completed the course, the following lelarning oiucomes should be achieved:


  • Explain work tasks and working methods in the company
  • Reflect on the practical challanges n the work life


  • Increased ability for professional colloboration
  • Immersion in given topics and to be able to present these in a convincing way
  • Familiarize with assigned work tasks and apply methods from the study to solve these problems

General competence:

  • Reflect around own knowledge, learning and team work abilities
  • Follow demands and requirements in the working life

Required prerequisite knowledge

Must have completed a minimum of 90 credits according to approved education plan. In addition, the following courses must be passed: BYG140, BYG150, BYG205, BYG200, BYG220, BYG310


Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Practical training 1/1 1 Semesters Passed / Not Passed

Practical training is assessed based on the following criteria:
• Report: The student must deliver a critically reflective report on their practical training individually.
• Scope of work: The student must spend 250 - 300 working hours on the course in total. The student must submit a signed timesheet together with the report.

No re-sit opportunities are offered on practical training. Students who fail can complete the practical training at the next opportunity, normally the next time the practical training is carried out. NOTE: According to Regulations relating to studies and examinations at the University of Stavanger section 3-10 point 2, a student has 2 attempts in this course, with the opportunity to apply for a 3rd attempt.

Coursework requirements

Oral presentation
The student will give a compulsory oral presentation that must be approved min. 3 weeks prior to submission of report.

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator:

Samindi Samarakoon

Head of Department:

Mona Wetrhus Minde

Open for

Civil Engineering - Bachelor in Engineering

Course assessment

There must be an early dialogue between the course supervisor, the student union representative and the students. The purpose is feedback from the students for changes and adjustments in the course for the current semester.In addition, a digital subject evaluation must be carried out at least every three years. Its purpose is to gather the students experiences with the course.


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