All specialisations of the MSc Programme Mechanical Engineering (ME) include an obligatory internship. The time period of the internship is situated in between the course work and the master’s assignment, which means that you will do your internship at the beginning of the second year of your Master’s programme (note that you have to have finished at least 2/3 of your subjects = 40EC!). Although you are supposed to find a suitable employer for this internship yourself, the Internship Coordinator of the Faculty can support you in your quest.
One of the objectives of the MSc Programme ME is to enable students to gain experience with foreign cultures, for instance by carrying out an internship abroad. Therefore you are encouraged to search for and to find a placement abroad. We advise you to take enough time to search and organise an internship; for an internship in the Netherlands half a year should be enough, but for an internship abroad a whole year might be necessary.
After you started searching you are obliged to register in Mobility Online; in this way we know that you are looking for an internship. Mobility Online offers a workflow of the administrative process, which means that at all times you can learn about the status of the process. Obviously it is still your own responsibility to execute your own workflow steps at the right time.
This site provides you with lots of information regarding the internship, such as a flow chart of the internship procedure, hints and tips for searching, items you should take care of during preparation, execution and finalising of the internship and lots of examples of accomplished internships. When the Internship Coordinator receives descriptions of internship vacancies, they will be placed on this site. Most of the vacancies are in the Netherlands, but some are abroad.
You can enroll in this site via this link: https://canvas.utwente.nl/enroll/XCJAX3
HOW TO START
- register via Mobility Online;
- Enroll in the CANVAS Internship site
- Have a chat with your Track coordinator, as this is the one who has to agree with your assignment. If you have difficulties finding an internship placement, you can visit the internship coordinator during one of the consultation hours.
The rest of the internship procedure can be found on the CANVAS site!