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DAT156 Work placement, ICT

Course description for academic year 2017/2018

Contents and structure

The students will be deployed at some workplace/company and gain valuable and relevant practical experience from this. They will work at the workplace/company on set weekdays. The days the students are deployed will be coordinated according to when the other subjects are taught.

Students have to apply to this class before a deadline at the end of the previous term.

The student must - in consultation with the subject coordinator - find relevant work placement at within a company or an organisation through the processes of a well prepared CV, work placement applications, and finally, an interview with the selected company or organisation.

The company grants the application in consultation with the subject coordinator.

While working at the company the students participate actively. Relevant tasks may be maintenance, installation, upgrades, user support, application testing and troubleshooting, system installation and programming work. The students report trough written reports and oral presentations.

A written contract between the student, the company, and the University College represented by the subject coordinator, must be made.

Learning Outcome

After completing the course DAT156 Practice in Workplace for IDR, the students should be able to:


  • Describe the company, its corporate culture and the roles of colleagues at the company.
  • Give an account of work and working methods in the company.


  • Present themselves for a potential employer through the job application, resume and interview
  • Study the assigned tasks and solve these
  • Communicate and collaborate with colleagues to address specific tasks
  • Present the work performed during the practice, both written and oral

General competence

  • Adapt to applicable rules and regulations within the company.
  • Reflect on their own knowledge and learning, and reflect on their role in collaboration with others

Entry requirements

Minimum 90 credits must be passed before one can start the practice, including all subjects in first year (60 credits) and a minimum of 30 credits from subjects in the second grade.

Teaching methods

Individual deployment in the company.

Compulsory learning activities

Learning portfolio:

Learning portfolio consists of:

  • Running log/diary
  • Status report halfway through the period
  • Final report at the end of practice period
  • Minimum 270 working hours gross documented by the contact person in the company

Detailed guidelines and deadlines will be announced at the start of the class. Parts of the folder's contents may be required to filed/submitted as electronic documents/web pages.


Exam in two parts:

1. Portfolio assessment. The portifolio is based on the following parts of the learning portefolio.

  • The day-to-day log/blog
  • The final report

2) Oral examination (presentation).

Grading scale is pass or fail.

Both parts must get a passing grade in order to get a final grade for the course.

Detailed guidelines and deadlines will be announced at the start of the course. Parts of the folder's contents may be required to filed/submitted as electronic documents/web pages.

The subject coordinator at the University College is responsible for the assessment of the student.

Course reductions

  • TOD135 - Praksisfag - Reduction: 5 studypoints
  • TOD136 - Praksisfag - Reduction: 10 studypoints
  • TOD138 - Praksisfag i utlandet - Reduction: 10 studypoints
  • DAT166 - Praksis i arbeidslivet for data - Reduction: 10 studypoints