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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).

Credit Bearing

Depending on the companies’ preferences in offering the internship or placement, and/or the decision of individual faculty or department in the university, an internship or placement could be credit bearing or non-credit bearing.

For instance the ELEC3840 Internship offered by the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) is credit bearing (HKU’s Dept of EEE, n.d.) and the postgraduate industrial placement offered by the University of Southampton in UK in the Faculty of Engineering and Environment is credit bearing (University of South Hampton, 2013).

At Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) in the Faculty of Engineering (Chinese University of Hong Kong, n.d.), the “Work Study Programme” is non-credit bearing.