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Internship and Industrial Placement

Please cite as follows: Chan, CKY (2015). "Internship and Industrial Placement", Engineering Education Enhancement and Research Asia (E3R Asia).


Internships and industrial placements are great assessment grounds for supervisors (teachers and industrial tutors) to examine students’ transferable skills and knowledge of their course materials. Therefore students completing an internship or industrial placement are often asked to conduct assignments, where students can demonstrate such skills and knowledge. Different companies and universities hosting the internships or industrial placements may have different preferences regarding the format of the assignments. Thus assignments for internships and industrial placements can come in many forms. Some common forms of assignments used to assess students may include portfolio, presentation, reflective journal, logbook, and poster display. Detailed information regarding their application, advantages and disadvantages will be presented in the section of “Assessing Internship and Industrial Placement”.