Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


Improved capabilities for applying, analyzing and evaluating engineering and/or research methods relevant to the major studies in practice. Ability for creative engineering work under senior supervision. Deepened professional skills, ability to combine theory and practice and adaptation of branch specific working methods. Understanding and applying responsibility and task division in real design, project or research contexts and associated branch specific organization, networking and communication principles and methods. Knowing applicable rules, regulations and limitations.

Credits: 1

Schedule: 01.08.2020 - 31.07.2021

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

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Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

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Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The aim of practical training is to deepen the professional skills by doing major studies related area specific practical engineering and/or research tasks under senior supervision. The tasks should be typical for the branch and later M.Sc. work profiles. Note! Possible requirements and recommendations for the type and content of the training tasks set by the individual master programmes are to be followed (separate list). The student applies for a trainee position in a suitable company or other organization.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    - Official employer s reference.

    - Aalto ENG form for working task training requirement conformity signed by the employer.

    - 2-3 pages personal reflective report on training period learning outcomes and observations.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Every 2 weeks assignment duration equals 1 credit.  Max 10 weeks = 5 credits may be included in the elective studies. The trainee assignment as such can be longer and it can also consist of several shorter periods or longer term part time assignments (credits are awarded with the periods collected and combined). Both domestic and international training is accepted.