Work placement (DIGPRA)

Students gain work experience in a relevant organisation. The course gives students insight into their own role in collaborating with others in concrete processes of digital transformation in working life. The experience enables students to analyse situations using methods and theories and to contribute to identify problems and develop solutions in collaboration with the organisation.

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


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Language of instruction

English, Norwegian


Course does not start before autumn 2025


The work placement course gives students practical insight into the challenges facing organisations of different kinds in the digital transformation. Students will work either in Stavanger Smart City, in a municipality in the region, or in the private or civic sector facilitated through Nordic Edge. Work placement lasts 16 weeks in the fall semester and amounts to 75% work (480 hours). Students will return to campus for regular workshops during the work placement programme to discuss common challenges and share insights. Students will write a practice report where they discuss a particular digital challenge, process or project identified during the practice period, discuss the specific context of the issue, and analyse and evaluate possible solutions. The challenge or process in question is to be identified in collaboration with the employer.

Learning outcome

It is expected that the students after completing the course will have the following knowledge, skills, and general competencies.


Upon completion of the work practice, the student has:

  • Knowledge of how their competence can be applied to real-world problems.
  • Comprehensive understanding of the challenges of digitalisation in organisations and working life relevant to the work placement


Upon completion of the work practice, the student can:

  • Apply theoretical and methodological knowledge to practical work situations.
  • Combine theory and practice-based experience and reflect on their relationship.
  • Identify digital challenges in practical circumstances.
  • Critically evaluate their own role and experience in the work placement.

General competencies

Upon completion of the work practice, the student can:

  • Adapt to tasks presented.
  • Contribute to development given the needs of the employer.
  • Present a written and oral report.

Required prerequisite knowledge



Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Written report 1/1 4 Weeks Letter grades All

Coursework requirements

Compulsory assignments

Oral presentation, Workshop attendance.

All exam requirements must be approved to qualify for the final exam in the course.

Method of work


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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