Practical training in City Planning and Societal Safety (BYS300)

Internship / Placement

Course description for study year 2023-2024. Please note that changes may occur.


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In this course, learning takes place partly in a professional environment outside the university, for example in a construction company, a consulting firm or in the public sector. The student must in principle find a workplace that is interested in accepting a student in the company's ongoing work. The purpose of the course is to give the student practical experience and the opportunity to delve into selected issues related to the company's practice. It is assumed that, in collaboration between student, workplace and subject teacher, a more detailed plan is prepared for how the course will be carried out in practical terms and how the supervision of the student will take place. The evaluation will normally take place on the basis of a report from the student, and it is assumed that the content of the report is also agreed before the internship period begins. The requirement for the report may, for example, be that it contains a discussion of a more specific issue related to the company's practice, documentation of work performed and certified time sheets, but this is agreed in more detail in each individual case.

Learning outcome

The course supplements other courses in the programme, and after completing the course, students are expected to have the following knowledge, skills and competence:


Students should have knowledge of

  • how their professional competence can be applied in working life
  • how to apply for a job, how to start a new business as well
  • implementation of relevant tasks in business in collaboration with other employees or customers.


Students should be able to

  • Use professional knowledge that the study provides and apply in a real work situation
  • Gain insight into how companies organize their work and relate professional questions to real and current situations in working life
  • Reflect more consciously on one's own competence and discuss the use of professional competence in practice

General competence:

  • Demonstrate independence in theoretical and creative professional work.
  • Experience real application and employment processes in working life
  • Write professional texts based on the needs of the employer
  • Critically evaluate your own internship experience

Required prerequisite knowledge

BYS200 Politics, Decisions and Risk
Students must have completed a minimum of 90 ECTS according to approved education plan to be granted access to the practical training course.


Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Prosjektarbeid og framlegg 1/1 Passed / Not Passed

The student must submit a critically reflective report (incl. signed timesheet) on their practical training. This report is presented to students and teachers at an agreed time and place.The course has a continuous assessment. All parts must be passed to obtain a final grade in the course.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.

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator:

Tegg Westbrook

Head of Department:

Tore Markeset

Method of work

Practical and / or theoretical work with guidance by further agreement.

Open for

Urban Planning and Societal Safety - Bachelor`s Degree Programme

Course assessment

There must be an early dialogue between the course coordinator, the student 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 course 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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