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 - 5

Schedule: 01.08.2024 - 31.07.2025

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation):

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

Contact person for programmes GIS, REC, SPT, UPS in REE ja CS: Suvi Jämsä (suvi.jamsa (at)

Contact person for programmes, CIV, GEO and WAT: Harri Långstedt (harri.langstedt (at)

Contact person for AAE-programme: Suvi Jämsä (suvi.jamsa (at)

Contact person for MEC-programme: Helena Litma (helena.litma (at)

Contact person for UM programme: Stefano De Luca(stefano.deluca (at)

Student advisors:

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: Finnish, Swedish, English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    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 for whole curriculum period:

    - 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 for whole curriculum period:

    Two weeks of full time work (37,5 – 40 h / week) equals 1 credit point (max 10 weeks=5 cr). .  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.


Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language: English

    Teaching Period: 2024-2025 Autumn I - Summer
    2025-2026 Autumn I - Summer


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