Study Programmes 2016-2017
Internship (distinct from master's thesis)
Duration :
40d FW
Number of credits :
Master in electrical engineering (120 ECTS)10
Lecturer :
Christophe Geuzaine
Language(s) of instruction :
English language
Organisation and examination :
All year long
Units courses prerequisite and corequisite :
Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program
Learning unit contents :
Internship of 40 days in a company or a research center.
Learning outcomes of the learning unit :
By the end of the internship the student will have discovered a professionnal environment and techniques specific to the visited company or research center. He/she will have completed a substantial amount of work using his/her knowledge and skills, both theoretical and practical.
Prerequisite knowledge and skills :
Planned learning activities and teaching methods :
Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning) :
Fully embedded in a company or research center.
Recommended or required readings :
Assessment methods and criteria :
Written report (about 30 pages, describing the context, the company, the problem to be solved, the methodology, the tasks that were carried out and the results) and an oral defense (with an oral presentation and a questions & answers session).
The final grade takes into account the amount and quality of the work, the quality of the written report and the oral presentation, the relevance of the answers during the defense, as well as the opinion of the industrial sponsor.
Work placement(s) :
40 days
Organizational remarks :
Professors (or permanent scientists) propose intership subjects that they would be willing to sponsor academically. These subjects emanate from companies or research centers. Students propose subjects on their own, but these subjects must be approved by an academic sponsor. A list of subjects is available on the website
Students' University registration must be complete by the time they start the internship.
The internship is organized under the responsability of a four member internship committee: the academic sponsor, the industrial sponsor and two ULg professors or scientists. The committee is proposed by the academic sponsor to the internship coordinator (the president of the Study Council).
Administrative steps:
  • Before the intership begins, the student sends the completed internship agreement and the risk analysis form (cf. to the intership coordinator.
  • In the three weeks following the end of the internship, the student sends his/her written report to each member of the committee, as well as to the internship coordinator. The student also sends the corresponding assessment form to the industrial sponsor (cf., who sends it back to the internship coordinator.
  • Once the report is handed in, the student contacts the committee members and the internship coordinator to find a date suitable for the defense. The defense can take place during or out of the standard examination periods, depending on the constraints of the members. The internship coordinator acts as a moderator during the defense.
Contacts :
Internship coordinator (president of the Study Council): Prof. C. Geuzaine (