cod. 1006659

Academic year 2019/20
2° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Indefinito/interdisciplinare (NN)
Tirocini formativi e di orientamento
Type of training activity
0 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Learning objectives

Knowledge and understanding
Knowledge of how engineering companies plan and manage their activities; enrichment of its technical background. Understanding of the technical, economics, and management needs of the engineering activities
Applying knowledge and understanding
The student applies the technical knowledge in an operational context and on real cases. He is invited, whenever the conditions are met, to propose modifications to the design solutions.
Making judgements
The student is encouraged to identify the best strategy to solve practical problems
Communication skills
The student has to communicate and act with workers with different background
Learning skills
The student improves the auto-learning capacity, getting in touch with new problem and learning how to manage the new challenges


Since the stage is supposed to provide the chance to apply engineering expertise in a working environment, the student should apply for it only when he has acquired a good deal of such expertise. Therefore, the stage is scheduled in the last semester of the second year.

Course unit content

Students may apply for a stage period at numerical or experimental laboratories of the Department of Engineering and Architecture of University of Parma to get in touch with a work context. The activities at the university laboratories will be agreed upon by the university tutor and the company tutor (a senior engineer or a master geologist or chemist researcher or professor of University of Parma).
Students can choose the field of activity and the sector at which carry out the activity by referring to the disciplines present in the department through direct contacts with the reference teaching staff and with the Study Course delegate for the stages.
The activation must be completed on the web page
For each ECTS credit, 25 hours of stage are foreseen.

Full programme

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Teaching methods

Learning by practice with the control of the company tutor and the university supervisor

Assessment methods and criteria

At the end of the stage the company tutor fills the evaluation form. Then the university supervisor validates the acquisition of the University Credits.

Other information

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