Practical Experiences in Physics
LOFY.00.007 12 EAP
The goal of the course is to give MSc students the practical experience of work in industrial, research or teaching environment.
During the internship, the student becomes acquainted with various aspects of the physicists professional work (work organization, technology, quality control, etc.). He or she selects the place for the internship himself or herself, preferably with the help of the supervisor of the Masters thesis and confirms the suitability of the subject with the responsible lecturer. Practicing outside the home university is preferred. If the internship is about carrying out a specific innovative project, it is also allowed to conduct the internship in your own research group.
During the internship, the student performs tasks requiring a physicist qualification and gets an overview of the production, research, development or teaching work done at the internship.
Finally, the student submits a written report outlining the activities and problems he or she encountered during the internship. The internship ends with an oral presentation at a related institute's seminar. The student organizes the seminar by contacting the organizer of the specific seminar.
In order to pass the subject, the student must pass both the practice report and the defense.
Practice in Materials Science and Entrepreneurship
LTFY.02.015 15 EAP
The goal of the course is to give students practical experience of working in a company or in a laboratory, and to introduce him/her with several aspects of activities of the institution (technologies, job management, quality control, etc.).
After the practice the student has professional working experience, he/she has seen several aspects of activities of a company or a laboratory, and he/she can compile a report of his/her work. He/she is able to evaluate his/her work critically, and work in a team. The content of the course is internship at an industrial or research institution, and acquaintance with several aspects of its operation (job organization, technology, quality assurance etc).
A written report on activities carried out is mandatory. To pass this course a student must work at the internship place at least 360 hours, present a written report and make an oral presentation in the seminar at the end of the semester.
The first task of the student is to find an internship place. The internship may be carried out in some company producing or dealing with materials, or in a laboratory, including the labs of the University of Tartu.
To pass this course a student must work at the internship place at least 360 hours, present a written report (2 to 5 pages) and make an oral presentation (10 minutes) in the seminar at the end of the semester.
Guide for Writing the Report
The report should include:
- General information. Place, time and supervisors of the internship.
- The company or the lab where internship was performed. If you performed your internship in some lab of the University of Tartu, speak about this lab.
2.1. General information about the company. Field of activity, structure, employees, … This part depends on the internship place and please, point out what seems important or interesting for you.
2.2. Goals, activities, and problems of the company and the subdivision where you worked, or of the lab.
- Student’s tasks and activities.
3.1. Student’s duties and schedule.
3.2. Description of the problems dealt with or solved by the student during the internship.
- Summary. How the internship was useful for you? Which new skills and knowledge did you acquire?