Practical Training in Computational Engineering or Energy, Reservoir and Earth Sciences (GEO680)

In this course, learning takes place in a professional environment, either within or outside the university, for example, in a technology company or at a research institute. The course aims to give students practical experience and the opportunity to immerse themselves in selected issues related to real work practices.

Course description for study year 2023-2024


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The student must find the appropriate workplace on their own; alternatively, the student may select a challenged-based project and find a supervisor within the department. In cooperation with the student, workplace, and lecturer, an agreement/contract and plan are devised for how the internship and supervision are conducted. The evaluation will be made based on a report and presentation from the student. The report should contain a discussion of specified issues related to business practices. In the case the work is performed in a company, documentation certifying that the student performed the work accordingly is a requirement.

The course is normally conducted in the fall semester.

Learning outcome


K1 - Have insight into selected topics in professional environment practical challenges.

K2 - Understand how knowledge related to the study program can be applied into a professional life environment.


S1 - Be able to collaborate in a professional environment and be part of a real working team.

S2 - Have the ability to perform tasks and find solutions relevant to the educational background relevant for professional life.

General competence:

G-1 - Reflect on their own knowledge and learning and reflect on their own role in collaboration with others.

G2 - Be able to work in a professional environment and contribute with knowledge.

Required prerequisite knowledge

In order to register for this course, the student must have passed at least 40 ECTS credits in their approved education plan.


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.

Coursework requirements

Practical and /or theoretical work in external institution under supervision according to agreement/contract.

Course teacher(s)

Study Adviser:

Karina Sanni

Head of Department:

Alejandro Escalona Varela

Method of work

Practical and /or theoretical work in external institution under supervision according to agreement/contract.

Open for

Computational Engineering - Master of Science Degree Programme Energy, Reservoir and Earth Sciences - Master of Science 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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