Professional Training MHX0050 & EEM0050 for MAHM students
Internship courses are a mandatory courses in Bachelor's and Master’s studies. Internship courses are to be completed during study time. In order to achieve internship course students have to submit an application, required documents and participate in public internship seminar at the end of each semester.
The workload of internship course is defined in the Mechatronics study programme and 2,0 ECTS credits in case of MHX0040 Industrial Training, 3,0 ECTS credits in case of MHX0050 Professional Training and 6,0 ECTS credits in case of EEM0050 Industrial Internship.
Internship can be done during several time spans and in different organizations. In this case the application is submitted once but the evaluation forms, internship report have to be filled for each case separately.
The minimum required internship period for mechatronics speciality is minimum six weeks of full-time employment.
As a rule, the student shall find the host organisation by himself or herself; if necessary, the coordinators of internship, Student Counsellor or the Programme Director and, in case of internship abroad, the International Relations Office shall provide assistance. In addition, have a look at information stands in TTU Department of Electrical Power Engineering and Mechatronics, check some of the organizations that have accepted Mechatronics interns.
By mutual agreement, internship may be completed in TTU Departments, institutions, Centre of Mechatronics and Autonomous Systems and Mektory.
The University is not liable for any expenses regarding internship. The University’s internship coordinator is an advisor on behalf of the University who can explain and specify requirements for the internship and related activities.
Be sure to visit this internship web site regularly for updated information.
The current Mechatronics internship coordinator is Märt Juurma and Director of the MSc Mechatronics programme Mart Tamre
The objectives of mechatronics traineeship are course:
- to give industrial experience and knowledge concerning work in the speciality
- to give basic experiences and skills for introducing theoretical knowledge in real company environment
- to create basic knowledge and skills need for work in real industrial project team
- to give general knowledge about work organization and technology usage
- to increase the competitiveness of the student in work market.
A student that has completed mechatronics traineeship course:
- has an overview of the job content on an engineer level in the speciality in industry
- is able to introduce the relate theoretical knowledge with the practical tasks in an industrial company
- has basic knowledge and skills needed for engineering team work
- has an overview about the general work arrangement and technology use in companies
A student shall:
- submit the standard internship instructions to the internship supervisor at the host organisation;
- abide by the deadlines related to the commencement of the internship, fulfilment of the internship tasks and submission of the internship report;
- inform supervisors at the host organisation and at the University of the problems arisen in the course of the internship;
- execute conscientiously and properly the orders of the supervisor at the host organisation, as well as other persons authorised to supervise the work and be responsible for the results of his or her activity equally with the permanent staff;
- not disclose the trade and professional secrets and maintain the good reputation of the host organisation.
Organizations suited for internship can be private, public or non-profit and can be local of foreign, but need to comply with aims of the Mechatronics study programme.
Size and other requirements listed below:
- Organization has to have five or more full-time employees.
- Organization has to be able to provide the intern work that is relevant to study programme, executable by the intern and equip the student with necessary tools.
Organization must ensure for the intern:
- daily instruction;
- an internship supervisor within the organization who is also the contact person for both the student and university’s internship coordinator;
- opportunity for the intern to document work;
- Provide necessary internship if required by the nature of intern’s tasks.
If necessary, host organization must be able to allow the internship coordinator to at least once per internship period to visit intern’s work site, familiarize with the working conditions and work results of the student and to speak with the intern’s instructor
When drawing up a report, the general recommendations are to:
- structure the report pursuant to the requirements specified in Training Report Guide of these instructions;
- comply with the requirements of the faculty’s/department’s formatting guide for written papers;
- assess the purposefulness and efficiency of the internship;
- provide a self-evaluation;
- Provide an overview of the course of the internship and analyse fulfilment of the objectives of the internship.
- submit (upload) the internship report with internship application in ÕIS;
- if the internship evaluation forms are digitally signed submit (upload) those with internship application in ÕIS;
- upload the internship file in PDF format;
- compress large images and drawings in order to save space;
- Verify the content of the internship report with host organization’s supervisor or other responsible member of the host.
Please note that the internship report is one of the few evidences we can use for evaluating your actions during the internship, so be thorough and precise.
The length of the report is not limited. It should be long enough to give a good overview of your experience.
Please take into account that the Report is official documentation of your work and the formatting, content and language has to be correspondent.
Necessary forms and guides:
The Internship Seminar is an event that takes place once per semester in the end of semester. Participation is compulsory for students who would like evaluation of Training Course. The date and location of the seminar in current semster will be fixed in the middle of semester and will be announced below.
In order to participate student submits one slide (PDF) to the Curator consisting of points described below and student’s name. The due date is also written below and will be updated in the middle of the semester.
The contents of the slide:
- Student’s name and Organization of training.
- What knowledege/skill did you find useful from the Curriculum of Mechatronics during your training period (2 … 3 bullets).
- What knowledege/skill did you find missing from the Curriculum of Mechatronics during your training period (2 … 3 bullets).
The seminar is divided into two parts:
- Overview of the slides, the students can say few words about their experience (~1 min per student).
- Discussion. Participants can listen and give feedback based on their experiences.
Due dates regarding the Seminar:
- Due date for submitting the slide: 15th of December 2019 and 11th of January for the respective seminar date.
Internship Seminar will take place on December 17th at 13:00 in room NRG-201 and on January 13th at 13:00 in room NRG-226.
The Application and Report MUST! be submitted NOT LATER THAN ONE WEEK BEFORE the seminar at the latest (can be later if agreed with the curator).
- The assessment criteria for internship courses are published in TTÜ ÕIS.
- The Training Report grade is constructed by looking at the parts described in the Report Guide, their informativeness and relevance. Correctness of formatting and its compliance to TTÜ School of Engineering student works formatting guide have some weight in final grade.
- In order to receive evaluation student has to participate in Internship Seminar.
- The final grade is decided by Internship Curator.
- The final grade and feedback for Internship Course is submitted to ÕIS by Internship Curator.
- In case of non-positive grade the student needs to complement submitted Training Report or go for additional training.
- As a rule, the host organisation shall enter into a bilateral employment or internship contract.
- If necessary or at the request of the host organisation, a trilateral contract for performance of internship may be entered into between the intern, the host organisation and the representative of the University (as a rule, the University shall be represented by the Head of the Department related to the specialisation).
- A decision concerning remuneration to be paid to an intern shall be made by the host organisation (except in case intellectual property is created).