Practical training in Medical Engineering (MTE390)

The student works at a company or in a larger student project to gain more experience-based knowledge within medical engineering.

Course description for study year 2023-2024


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In this course, learning takes place partly in a professional environment outside the university, for example in a hospital or in a company producing or delivering medical equipment. The student must find a workplace that is interested in accepting a student in the company's ongoing work. The course aims 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 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 + certified timesheets, but this is agreed in more detail in each individual case.

Learning outcome

After completing the internship 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 as
  • 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 into a real work situation
  • know companies organize their work relate professional questions to real and current situations in working life
  • reflect more consciously on their own competence and discuss the use of professional competence in practice

General competence:

  • Experience real application and employment processes in working life
  • Write professionally anchored texts based on the needs of the employer
  • Critically evaluate your own internship

Required prerequisite knowledge

The student must have completed a minimum of 90 credits in accordance with the approved study plan.

Recommended prerequisites

All compulsory electro- / medtek courses in 1st to 4th semester: DAT120, ELE130, ELE100, ELE230, MTE200, MTE210, BIO110, ELE320.


Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Report 1/1 Passed / Not Passed

The student must prepare a report on their internship work (incl. a signed timetable). The report is assessed as passed / failed.

Course teacher(s)

Course teacher:

Vinay Jayarama Setty

Course teacher:

Erlend Tøssebro

Course teacher:

Karl Skretting

Course coordinator:

Trygve Christian Eftestøl

Study Program Director:

Tormod Drengstig

Head of Department:

Tom Ryen

Method of work

Practical and / or theoretical work with guidance.

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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